It is widely expected that the mobile world will see some new iPad models being released in the coming weeks, which will include the iPad mini 2 but reports are suggesting that it may still have some spec disappointment upon release.
There has long been speculation on whether the iPad mini 2 would feature a Retina display or not, and now analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald is claiming that a Retina display iPad mini will not be unveiled next week at the expected showcase event by Apple.
These claims come after meetings in both China and Taiwan and while it is claimed that Apple is indeed working on an iPad mini model with a Retina display, it will not be making an appearance next week and instead won’t arrive until sometime during the first quarter of 2014.
The iPad mini version that will be making an appearance alongside the iPad 5 will have some minor changes that include a faster processor and improved camera. The iPad 5 meanwhile is supposedly going to have a major overhaul, but we have heard claims like these before that have been followed by others that are claiming we will see a Retina display iPad mini this year.
There has been talk that manufacturing difficulties have been causing low yield rates for the device that led to claims that stock levels would be low to begin with, so there is the chance that Apple has decided to wait until next year before launching the HD version of the iPad mini.
One thing does seem certain though is that consumers are set to get more colour choices with one of them being the popular Gold colour finish as yet another leak was reported earlier today.
Will you skip the iPad mini 2 if it doesn’t have a Retina display?