iPad Mini With Retina Display To Launch This October [Rumor]

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Just this week DigiTimes reported that the iPad mini with Retina display wouldn’t be available until 2014 due to supply constraints, but its “industry sources” appear to have changed their minds. The Korean outlet now reports that the device will launch this October instead.

“LG is reportedly making new headway in producing Retina panel technology for use in the next-generation iPad mini, and expects to ship about 2-3 million units a month in preparation for Apple’s expected October release date,” DigiTimes reports today.

That’s quite a turnaround in just a few days, and we only hope that the latest claims are more accurate than the last; we really don’t want to have to wait until next year to get a Retina display on the iPad mini. But it does seem unlikely that Apple would keep us waiting that long.

As for the fifth-generation iPad, DigiTimes claims that LG Display will ship 2.5-3 million 9.7-inch panels for the device during the third quarter of this year, ready for its launch this fall.

The device will reportedly maintain its existing 2048×1536 resolution, but it is expected to become thinner and lighter, with a modified backlight that should improve battery life.

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  • hypnotoad

    Taking a rumour with the usual grain of salt, this would be great. I’m almost certainly going to buy an iPad this year and it was going to be a full size one because of the retina display (I’m an artist and would like an easy way to show people my work). If the iPad Mini went retina this year, I’d consider going for that instead.

  • MrsCleaver

    An iPad Mini soon with a Retina screen? Not gonna happen. Call me out on it if I’m wrong, but I say… it’s not gonna happen.

    There are rumors, however, that a new Macbook Pro will be released shortly with a 10,000 dpi HyperRetina screen that lasts 2 months on a charge and will cost under $200, that the US House and Senate will come to complete agreement on every decision and bill before it before the end of October, and that spaceships will be landing next week with enough free food to feed the entire population of earth for 200 years.

    Personally, I’m hoping for the iPad Retina Mini in October, but I think the food-filled spaceships are more likely.

    All in fun, no flames please.

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