When Apple launched the iPad mini, many users were disappointed that it did not come with a Retina Display.
We assumed that the next generation iPad mini, which will be launched later this year, will definitely come with Retina Display.
But so far there have been conflicting reports. Taiwan’s Economic Daily reports that shortages of Retina Display panels may force Apple to push the launch of Retina iPad mini to early 2014. The report notes that Apple was planning to launch the device at the end of the year, just in time for the holiday season.
The report also claims that Apple will offer both Retina and non-Retina versions of the second generation iPad mini. That would be quite odd as Apple hasn’t sold both Retina and non-Retina versions of the iPhone or the full-sized iPad simultaneously.
According to some rumors, Apple will launch a thinner iPad mini later this year, followed by the launch of the Retina iPad mini in early 2014.
If the 2nd generation iPad mini doesn’t come with Retina Display then Apple will find it difficult to convince existing users to upgrade.
What do you think? Will you buy a non-Retina 2nd generation iPad?