NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim claims that Apple will release not one but two updates to the iPad mini within a span of 9 months.
iPad mini 2
When Apple unveiled the iPad mini to the world, everyone’s eyes were wide open and full of delight. But then they said it was going to cost $329, and several people, myself included, winced. We were all expecting the iPad mini to cost, at most, $250, so $329 was a tough pill to swallow.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Rene Richie of iMore, MG Siegler of TechCrunch, Tim Stevens of Engadget, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web and others had an interesting discussion about iOS 7, the next generation mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Branch.
Taiwanese publication, DigiTimes reports that according to their supply chain sources, Apple has cut shipments of iPad mini for the second quarter of 2013.
The report notes that the cut could be as much as 20% in April, and will continue to decrease throughout the quarter.
A user on Chinese forum Weiphone has shared a few photos, which he claims are of the rear shell of the next-generation iPad mini.
This morning we covered rumors about the iPad 5 and now iLounge has some tantalizing details on not just the iPad 5, but iPhone 5S and iPad mini (2?) as well.
Analyst’s Apple Product Roadmap Predictions For 2013: Two iPhone Models, Retina iPad mini, Thinner & Lighter iPad
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research report where he has made his predictions on what Apple will launch in 2013.
Unlike recent reports, which have indicated that Apple will launch the next generation iPad and iPad mini in March, followed by the early launch of the next generation iPhone in June, Kuo predicts that Apple will launch most of the new products in the third quarter of this year.