Retina iPad Mini Display Production Levels Appear Set to Match Last Year's Model

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    According to market research firm IHS iSuppli (via CNET), production levels for displays destined for this year's upcoming iPad mini are set to be on par with those of last year's model. The firm also believes that this year's iPad mini will feature a high-resolution Retina display, something that has been highly rumored for the upcoming device.

    Jakhanwal also notes that AU Optronics is currently supplying a small share of iPad mini displays but that it would need to "scale up" before it could begin supplying Retina display panels. Reports have indicated that Apple is likely to dump AU Optronics as an iPad mini display supplier as it moves to Retina panels.

    Earlier this week, a report from Bloomberg claimed that Apple will indeed release a thinner full-sized iPad and a Retina-equipped iPad mini within the last three months of 2013. This would mean that the upcoming September 10 media event for the iPhone would be completely separate from that of an iPad announcement. The new full-sized iPad is expected to have a narrower bezel like the existing iPad mini, while the new iPad mini is not expected to have any significant design changes.

    Article Link: Retina iPad Mini Display Production Levels Appear Set to Match Last Year's Model
  2. macrumors 65816

    Feb 15, 2011
    That's cool, now announce an event already!
  3. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    What happened to the rumors of an even thinner iPad mini with even more reduced bezels? Or would those changes not be considered "significant"?
  4. macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2006
    Retina iPad mini: I am still waiting. Hope for the best. Gotta get one for wife.
  5. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    If it's going retina I doubt it will get any thinner.
  6. macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    Really looking forward to a retina iPad mini, now the mini will finally be able to replace my full size iPad.
  7. macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2009
    After all the back and forth over whether the retina display will show up, I'm glad it looks like it's settling on having a retina display. I think a retina mini >> nexus 7, even with the price difference
  8. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    I'll agree with that. But what about the report that comes out next Monday stating that the updated iPad mini won't have retina?
  9. macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Don't rule out the iPod 5 till you see it :D.
  10. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Then the source would have to be considered. Bloomberg is pretty reliable, and with only 2 months max before a release, I think there's a good chance it'll be retina.
  11. macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    Upper Midwest
    A retina iPad mini will finally replace my iPad 1.
  12. macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    The iPad lineup this fall is going to be strong if the Mini is retina and the iPad 5 gets slimmed down with a smaller bezel and is thinner. Very strong. May have to get both :eek:
  13. macrumors member

    May 2, 2012
    Well I'm sure glad we had that 6 month collective freak out about will they or won't they.
  14. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    Man if it goes Retina, and stays the same price point, look out. Those things will sell fast.
  15. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2008
    And don't forget that the iPad mini retina will have 43% more screen area (with the same DPI), and probably better cameras and battery life.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2012
    I guess we all forgot that the iPad mini was pushed back to 2-4 weeks for about the first two months that it was out.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2012
    London, UK
    There is a lot of pent up demand for a retina mini, looks like there are going to be shortages for a while if production is only just matching this years levels.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2003
    Alberta, Canada

    Are the prices going to be the same?
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2010
    But will it be available in GOLD, that's what I wanna know... :p:D

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