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Want an iPad Mini 2 With Retina Display? You May Have to Wait Until 2014

Jul 14 2013, 9:25am CDT | by

Retina iPad Mini delayed production highlights Apple's manufacturing troubles

Retina display has become one of Apple’s main selling points for its 1136 x 640 screen resolution on its iPads 3 and 4, as well as its iPhones and iPod Touches. If you want to see what quality...

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Want an iPad Mini 2 With Retina Display? You May Have to Wait Until 2014

Jul 14 2013, 9:25am CDT | by

Retina iPad Mini delayed production highlights Apple's manufacturing troubles

Retina display has become one of Apple’s main selling points for its 1136 x 640 screen resolution on its iPads 3 and 4, as well as its iPhones and iPod Touches. If you want to see what quality resolution is, purchase an Apple product and experience Apple’s Retina display. 

 

The first time I purchased an Apple iPad was a little over a year ago when I bought the iPad 3, Apple’s first Retina iPad. Ever since then, I have purchased Apple products with Retina and never looked back. 

 

With as much love as Retina has among Apple customers, it only makes sense that iOS users would want to see Retina come to the newly-beloved product, the iPad Mini. 

 

When Apple first introduced the iPad Mini last year, it did so in order to stay current in the tablet market, an area where many major manufacturers produced seven-inch tablets (the revolution led by Google, Inc.) in order to provide a more budget-friendly experience for the consumer while staying true to portability. 

 

Apple’s sole goal in the tablet space was to compete with Google’s seven-inch Nexus 7 tablet. If you remember correctly, the company posted pictures of the Nexus 7 in its Powerpoint presentation for the customer crowd. 

 

One year later, and the iPad Mini has achieved another goal: not only has it competed successfully with Google’s seven-inch Nexus, it has also turned into another record-breaking area for Apple. 

 

At the same time, however, the iPad Mini was rather unattractive in its specs and features when it first emerged last year – having the screen resolution of the iPad 2 and looking as if it should be called more of an “iPad 2 mini” rather than an iPad Mini. 

 

While it cannibalized sales of the iPad Mini’s larger brother, Apple was happy with its success. This love for small, portable, hand-held tablets that have PC capabilities is one reason why it was only a matter of time before Apple brought Retina technology to its youngest tablet. 

 

According to Taiwanese media source Economic Daily News, iPad Mini customers who want to get their hands on the new iPad Mini with Retina display may have to wait until 2014

 

Apple is currently experiencing a shortage with Retina display panels and may not be able to produce enough panels to meet the growing demand of the iPad Mini this Fall. Instead, Apple may simply choose to release another non-Retina iPad Mini tablet and save its iPad Mini Retina product for Spring 2014. 

 

What could be the reason for delayed production of the Retina iPad Mini? One reason for the setback pertains to manufacturers. Apple intends to expand its production portfolio by looking to other companies outside of Hon Hai (also known as Foxconn) to produce its iPhones and iPads. Apple’s decision to look elsewhere with 2-3 months remaining before its September and October presentations accounts for the slowed Retina iPad Mini production. 

 

Aside from Apple’s need to look for other manufacturers (due to Foxconn’s inadequacy), making Retina iPad Mini displays may be harder to do than it sounds. Foxconn may be inadequate, but other companies may be as inadequate (if not more) than Foxconn. 

 

While the Retina iPad Mini may be a few months away, Apple should still have non-Retina iPad Minis ready in time for its October announcement. Tech analysts report at the moment that, similar to last year, Apple will have two presentations: an iPhone announcement in September, with an October iPad presentation to follow. The iPad Mini 2 is likely to feature a faster processor, iOS 7, a thinner design, as well as a better screen resolution. 

 

 

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Deidre Richardson is a long-time Apple fan and reports passionate about the latest Apple news and rumors.

 

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