Apple iPad mini Retina rumored to be nearing production

What’s a morning without any new Apple rumors? Well, there’s speculation that the tech giant is readying production of another iPad mini with a Retina display within the next few months, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Doug Freedman.

In a research note, Freedman said the “iPad Mini Gen-2: Apple’s gen-2 iPad mini is getting pulled-in, and is likely to have several new suppliers, with TXN gaining content.” Supposedly, the term “pulled-in” means that Apple plans to push up the next iPad mini’s launch schedule. This isn’t surprising if consider what the company just did with releasing a revamped version of the fourth-generation iPad, only eight months after its predecessor.

Of course, like most rumors, take this with a grain of salt. We don’t have any specifics on an exact time frame for release — not to mention — the first gen iPad mini hasn’t finished its global roll out yet. So if these rumors are true, we should expect the next iPad mini to be announced late spring or early summer. An early release will certainly cause users to think twice about getting the mini that’s out now.

Regardless, we can expect the next iPad mini to launch sometime in 2013.

[cnet; via bgr]


  • Anonymous

    won’t that be a slap in the face to people who’ve been buying the iPad Mini

    The outrage will be similar to the iPad 4 which was released just a few months after the iPad 3. I wonder if this new product cycle will result in buyers holding off on purchasing the latest thing for fear of it being rendered obsolete in just a few months.

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