Retina iPad mini expected to be scarce during the holiday season
We don't even know for sure if Apple will unveil a iPad mini with a high-resolution Retina display tomorrow. Sources in the supply chain continue to say that such an iPad mini is coming. In fact, some sources are saying that Apple won't be able to produce enough iPad mini units using the Retina display to meet demand.
Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company recently issued a note that he didn't expect Apple to be able to meet demand for the new iPad mini with Retina display until early 2014. He believes supplies of the tablet will be tight during the holiday shopping season due to issues producing the displays.
He believes iPad shipments during the holiday quarter will be around 23 million units. A new version of the full-size iPad is also expected to debut tomorrow an event hosted by Apple set for 10 AM Pacific time.