The million dollar question right now is whether the iPad Mini 2 will feature a retina display. The latest on this seems to indicate the next iPad Mini 2 will miss its date with the Retina displays, due to unsteady supply. Whether or not the above is true remains to be seen, but whether the absence of a Retina Display will have an adverse an effect on the prospects of the iPad Mini 2 is also debatable considering the first gen was successful without the high pixelated displays.
The new iPad Mini version is scheduled to hit streets this fall, and given Apple’s obsession with Retina, it was a safe bet for many to expect it in the upcoming iPad Mini. The latest report from Taiwan’s Economic News Report claims Apple is forced to delay launching the retina display equipped iPad Mini 2 this fall, and instead release it in the first quarter of 2014. Some analysts are also claiming there will be two iPad Mini versions, both with and without the retina displays.
However, these seem to be wild guesses and the next rumor might already be cooking somewhere. What can be said with a fair degree of surety is that the iPad Mini will indeed go retina, though the question is when. It is unlikely that Apple would a new retina equipped iPad Mini ready for launch soon after a standard screen version is launched this fall. The best we can do under the present circumstances is to wait until things begin to settle down before we can determine if there is any method in this madness.