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    Thinner, Lighter iPad Mini Set to Launch Later This Year


    AppleInsider reports today on a new story from DigiTimes that says that it has heard from its sources in Apple’s supply chain that Apple plans to launch a thinner, lighter iPad mini in the second half of 2013. Apparently the changes to the next iPad mini will be more of a minor refresh than a full-blown redesign, with a more significant upgrade planned for the iPad mini line in 2014. According to AppleInsider, production on the third version of the iPad mini is due to get underway at the end of 2013, ready for release in 2014. The sources also said that next year’s iPad mini will have a 2,048 x 1536 Retina display, and, intriguingly, an “almost bezel-free look,” which sounds very interesting! Although it’s fair to say that DigiTimes can be a little bit hit and miss with its sources, this current story is similar to other recent reports from Apple’s supply chain that likewise said that the next iPad mini will not have a Retina display, and that we’ll have to wait until 2014 for an iPad mini with Retina display.



    Source: Rumor: Apple to launch redesigned iPad mini this year, Retina model in 2014
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    More decisions to make next year, it would appear! Food for thought!

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    For real....a new one this year and another release in 2014? Def food for thought....!!

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    I'm really disappointed if no retina display. Bobbi

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    The mini offers a great experience no big deal jus wait until 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennettb View Post
    I'm really disappointed if no retina display. Bobbi
    Quite frankly I don't see the point of another release of the mini that doesn't have the retina display. What's gonna be the upgrade or selling point? Lighter and thinner? It's already like a sheet of paper as it is. Oh well, I'm a red meat user anyways, I like the big iPads.
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    Yeah I just bought the mini and don't regret it. Sure, a better display would be nice, but if they reduce the bezel further that will make it harder to use. The same thing goes if they decide to make it thinner. It can't get any thinner; the mini pushes the boundaries of how thin a tablet can be already. And besides, Apple products have a pretty long lifespan. I expect my mini to get updated to ios 8 at least.

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    I can't imagine a thinner version that would still feel strong, I'm happy with the current version and will definitely get my money's worth out of it waiting till 2014 to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callihan_44 View Post
    I can't imagine a thinner version that would still feel strong, I'm happy with the current version and will definitely get my money's worth out of it waiting till 2014 to upgrade.
    I'll wait till 2014 to upgrade as well. How can the Mini possibly get any thinner? It would seem that it would be more prone to breaking if it were any thinner.

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    Everyone is talking about the 2014 update, are they skipping the 2013 update? I was going to get one for my granddaughter who will be 13 at the beginning of next year but she needs it in the fall. Fortunately she is very careful with her things so I won't worry about thin.

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