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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Analyst Flip-Flops Again: Thinner iPad Mini in Late 2013, Retina Display in Early 2014




DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim is going back on statements he made back in May, when he said the next model of the iPad mini -- expected this fall -- would come equipped with a Retina display and an updated processor. In an added twist, before he made that statement, Shim said the Retina iPad mini would not ship before 2014.

Now, Shim writes that Apple will refresh its iPad mini line later this year, but the Retina display will not make an appearance before 2014.
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Apple is expected to refresh its iPad mini in the second half of the year. The new iPad mini will continue to use a 7.9-inch display with a 1024×768 resolution, but it will use the iOS 7 operating system and an A6 processor, in a slimmer design than the current generation. Another iPad mini is also planned for production but not until early 2014. That device is expected to feature a QXGA (2048×1536) resolution display and the iOS 7 operating system.
It's unclear which DisplaySearch report is correct, though it's widely expected that Apple will ship a Retina-display equipped iPad mini at some point.

More notably, Shim does expect the iPad mini update this fall to bring a thinner case, regardless of whether it has a Retina display or not. Apple CEO Tim Cook did warn analysts and other Apple watchers to take rumors from the Apple supply chain with a grain of salt.

Apple is expected to introduce new versions of the iPhone, iPad mini and iPad this fall.

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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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Cover all your bases!

I was hoping it would go Retina sooner rather than later.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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Hurry up...I've been waiting for a Retina iPad Mini since the release of the Mini
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim is going back on statements he made back in May
I am shocked—SHOCKED—to hear that an analyst is backtracking on a completely unbsubstantiated, traffic-baiting, buzzword-heavy report.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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These analysts. If they're not flip-flopping, they're flop-flipping.

(what value do they add again?)
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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I'm frankly not sure how I feel about that. I find the mini already mighty thin. To the point I am considering adding a case to fatten it up.

I wouldn't mind a full size iPad with the mini's thickness.

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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:30 PM   #7
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Based on everything I've witnessed Apple do in the last 5 years, I'd still put my money on a retina iPad Mini in the same chassis with improved internals for the same price arriving this fall with iOS 7.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:31 PM   #8
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I would buy a thinner iPad mini in a heartbeat. the current iPad mini already makes my nexus seem like a fatty by comparison.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:31 PM   #9
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Such a waste of time to listen to analysts like this.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:31 PM   #10
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I don't really see the iPad Mini getting any thinner in the next generation. It's already so thin! Why would they make it thinner and then make it thicker by adding the retina display? Unless they make two different models???
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:32 PM   #11
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Thickness was never an issue with the Mini. Lower resolution display than a 3+ year iPhone 4, is.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:32 PM   #12
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if they not go for retina this year..they will have problems with selling...everyone now who is waiting for next ipad mini is waiting for that retina..
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:33 PM   #13
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I don't see how a retina iPad mini could be thinner than a current-gen mini. So what would be the point in making it slimmer this year and then making it bigger again next year?

I don't think it'll be redesigned until it gets a retina screen.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:33 PM   #14
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What do I have to do to be an Apple Analyst? Get nothing right, flip flop and still get paid? Best gig ever.
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Based on everything I've witnessed Apple do in the last 5 years, I'd still put my money on a retina iPad Mini in the same chassis with improved internals for the same price arriving this fall with iOS 7.
I agree. It's funny to see analysts changing positions so often. They really don't have a clue.
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"Apple will release a _____ with _____ and a _______ with _______ on the _____th of ______ 20__"
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though it's widely expected that Apple will ship a Retina-display equipped iPad mini at some point.
No way!
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making it more thin is silly, if that's all they do will take a pass.
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Such a waste of time to listen to analysts like this.
Same thought, loved the days before iOS and without daily analyst predictions.
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Old Jun 19, 2013, 02:37 PM   #22
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You lost me at the word "analyst"...

There. I got that cliche out of the way early in this thread, so nobody else needs to say it. I can't think of anything to add. Maybe I'll say something controversial, such as, "I don't believe the iPad mini will ever get a Retina display, because it's technically impossible." But I'd better add a smiley face, or else some people will take me seriously.
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I agree. It's funny to see analysts changing positions so often. They really don't have a clue.
I dunno, facts change and so does their analysis? Sticking to your guns in the face of new information is not a good thing.
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... It's unclear which DisplaySearch report is correct...
Why assume either is correct?
Clearly he has no idea and is guessing wildly.
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