Supply Chain Sources: Apple’s Retina iPad Mini Is Ready to Go
Conflicting rumors about the debut of Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next-generation iPad mini with Retina display continue to circulate only one day before the Cupertino, California-based company’s media event is scheduled to take place in San Francisco. The latest rumors come courtesy of The Wall Street Journal’s unnamed supply chain sources.
According to the Journal, Apple will unveil a new iPad mini with Retina display at Tuesday’s media event. Previous rumors had suggested that Apple would delay the debut of the iPad mini with Retina display due to production constraints.
Market research firm IHS iSuppli’s sources reported late last month that the iPad mini with Retina display would likely launch in 2014 due to low manufacturing volumes. Similarly, Reuters cited supply chain sources earlier this month that said Apple would have a limited supply of Retina iPad minis due to a delayed certification process for Apple’s panel manufacturers.