New supply chain rumor says that the next iPad mini is not yet featuring a Retina display.
The iPad mini 2 is widely assumed to come with retina display as main new feature. Now Asian supply chain news site Digitimes has a report claiming that the iPad mini with Retina display will come in 2014. Apple would still release a new iPad mini for the holidays but without retina display. The iPad mini 2 would have a revised design that makes it lighter and thinner and more powerful.
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Apple could get away with holding out on introducing the retina display on the iPad mini, but would be a disappointment.
The same report claims that the iPad 5 will be 20-30% lighter because it uses a new thin-film touch panel technology. The new iPad 5 will also have a slimmer bezel.
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Both new iPads will ship around September.