Apple’s forthcoming iPad mini with Retina Display looks set to be pushed back until 2014.
Supply-chain sources in Taiwan, speaking with Economic Daily News, claim that shortages of Retina Display panels has caused the delay to Apple’s second-gen micro slate.
If true, it means that Apple won’t be able to cash in on the lucrative pre–Christmas market.
That’s especially bad news with key rival Amazon prepping a string of updated versions of its Kindle Fire tablet, some with Retina Display–besting displays.
The news comes after a series of analysts also claimed that Apple was holding back its iPad mini with Retina Display, aka iPad mini 2.
Word on the web is that Cupertino is plotting to sell two versions of its iPad Mini. One with, and one without, a Retina Display.
That would potentially allow it offer two price points, competing directly with Amazon and Google’s Nexus 7 slate.