The much sought after Apple’s 7.9-inch iPad Mini slated to be released with a Retina display has been shifted to as long as next year in 2014. Plans to launch Retina iPad mini this fall, ruined because of shortages of the updated display panels delaying the launch by a whole year almost.
Currently the version of iPad that is on sale boasts of a 1,024-by-768 display. New gen iPad mini is believed to come in both Retina and non-Retina versions, no word on costs though. This on the other hand confirms that Apple was working on a Retina iPad mini, rumours of which surfaced back in February, with leaked photos showing an updated iPad mini back casing that was slightly thicker than the current version.
Apple was supposed to launch this device by fall going by their random launch schedule which they don’t follow generally as first iPad mini was unveiled last October. Their traditional launch schedule has been broken many times in past like refreshing tablet lineup last October, just seven months after launching the third-generation iPad, the iPhone 4S which came 18 months after the iPhone 4.
This might prove to be a bad news for all the harbingers of iPad mini saving to spend this coming holiday shopping season.