iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display, Postponed Until 2014?

Apple's iPad Mini | Official Website

Apple’s iPad Mini | Official Website

Reuters reported earlier that Apple’s suppliers have recently ramped up their production of Retina Displays. This suggests that the much-awaited release for the iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display will be pushed until 2014.

The publication claims Apple will face severe supply constraints if they will launch the anticipated device later this year. This fired up speculations that the company may delay the tablet’s release until after the holiday season. Reuters added that the delay is due to Apple’s strict power-saving parameters on display panels.

Today’s report goes in line with the prediction of KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo last April, noting that mass production for the iPad Mini 2 would be likely delayed until October. The analyst added that the Cupertino-based company will face issues regarding Retina panel yields, forcing them to hold a December launch at the earliest.

In other news, there were rumors that Apple is also set to unveil a low-cost, 7-inch tablet. Manufacturing costs could be lowered by dropping on-board storage to 8 GB and keeping the existing internals.

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