Display Analysts See Retina iPad Mini Updates Coming in 3Q 2013 and 1Q 2014

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In a bit of a confusing sequence of events, CNET reports on claims from NPD DisplaySearch analysts who see Apple having two Retina iPad mini devices in the pipeline, including an initial launch in the third quarter of this year followed by a second update in the first quarter of next year.
    CNET's report had initially cited Shim as saying that the Retina display would not appear until the early 2014 model, but less than two hours later the report was revised to state that the 2013 model will also have a Retina display. The new quotes from Shim do not actually refute the original claim, but based on CNET's reporting it appears that additional information he provided does indicate that a Retina display will be included in the next iPad mini.

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last month reported that technical challenges related to production of a Retina iPad mini will likely see the device debut somewhat later than many have expected. While he declined to offer a specific prediction for the iPad mini launch, he did outline three scenarios showing launches in the September-November timeframe.

    Rumors of Apple looking to accelerate its upgrade cycles have persisted for several years, and they did come to fruition late last year with the introduction of an updated iPad just seven and a half months after the previous model. That launch did, however, coincide with the debut of Apple's new Lightning connector, so it is unclear if the short cycle for the full-size iPad is indicative of a larger trend or if it was simply a one-time effort to adjust Apple's launch timing and roll out the new connector across all of its latest-generation mobile devices.

    Article Link: Display Analysts See Retina iPad Mini Updates Coming in 3Q 2013 and 1Q 2014
  2. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Can I get a job as an analyst? I can pull crap from my butt just as well as these idiots can.
  3. Eatsleepdrivesc macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2010
  4. Corrode macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    Great, just when I thought I would FOR SURE buy the iPad Mini Retina when it came out, I will now have the tough decision of waiting for the revision after that. Ughhhh. #firstworldproblems
  5. tonyshaker macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2012
    We Know

    I Promise you we have heard this rumor before like 2000 times.;)
  6. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    I don't understand why they would put out a new retina mini before Christmas, then another updated one just after Christmas.

    I could understand if they put out a new non-retina before Christmas, then another retina mini after Christmas.

    The former just doesn't seem to make much sense? Not to me at least.
  7. Northgrove macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2010
    "Display analyst" huh? Sounds like a pretty niched job.
  8. koban4max macrumors 68000

    Aug 23, 2011
    Too late, Apple. I already got one...should hurried it up.
  9. Intarweb macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2007
  10. Ryth macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    Not to most of us. They will update it before XMas and that will be the big seller.

    They learned their lesson by bringing out an update right after (the 4)...they got a lot of flak from users.

    I highly doubt they do anything other then a yearly release now.
  11. iisdan macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    Obviously V2 will have a retina display. I could have told you that the day the mini was released.

    We are all analysts on here, we are here for leaks.
  12. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    I don't even know what to say,..So I'll just say I want to be an analyst.
  13. ghsNick macrumors 68020


    May 25, 2010
  14. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    I predict the next version of [product name here] will be faster, and more powerful and probably have retina. I think they will release if later this year and possibly an update afterward.
  15. Jayse macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    OMG there's more of them!? First it was just 'analyst'. Now there are 'display analysts' too?
  16. onirocdarb macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    I think we all knew the next mini will be retina, but I am wondering what resolution they will use
  17. chrisbru macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2008
    Austin, TX
    It still doesn't make sense to me that people got pissed because they accelerated their upgrade cycle a bit. They'll put out the best iPad Mini they can at that price point in the fall, and if they can put out a better one at the same price point in the first part of 2014 they'll do that too. There's no sense holding back tech just because Apple users expect their device to be the best Apple device on the market for a full year.
  18. bonaccij macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2008
    Since when

    has Apple ever updated anything just for a meager processor upgrade? I would find it very hard to believe that they would have 2 launches (like that anyway) that close to each other.
  19. xmichaelp macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2012
    *Insert generic comment about how you "stopped reading at analyst" even though you obviously read the whole thing and cared enough you respond*
  20. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    SO pretty much at the same time we had been expecting it for some time.

    Either that, or the mini won't have Retina. Although, Retina would make an already great tablet even better, especially if the price stays the same.
  21. 2bikes macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    There is a profession called `display analyst`??!? Really?:rolleyes:
  22. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    Amen to that!
  23. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    the new iPad Mini Pro sports a supersized 27" display pixelcount in a 7.9" device

    cramming pixels was never crammier
  24. iGrip macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2010


    They really need to eliminate that curviness from the back. It doesn't dig into your hand properly like the iPhone does.

    The bevel on the front, however, is magical. I bet that Apple uses only the finest available diamonds to do that.

  25. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    What do you mean? The fact that they released an "iPad 4" 6-ish months later? Don't worry, my iPad 3 still works... and I still love it. ;-)

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