Some of you are probably already enjoying their recently acquired iPad Airs, while others are still waiting for the day when the iPad Mini with Retina Display will finally go on sale. According to Korean language publication ETNews, the delay in iPad Mini 2â€™s release is reportedly caused by burn-in issues on Sharp-made LCD panels.
Moon Bo-gyeong with ETNews said the following, detailing the issue and the causes that lead to it:
The fact that the release date for the iPad mini with Retina display hasnâ€™t yet been fixed points to the fact that Apple hasnâ€™t yet managed to solve the bottlenecks in the Retina panels production. If the woes continue, then Apple will have to reach out to Samsung for help.
ETNews also notes that the burn-in problem is not visible to the eyes of ordinary users, â€œbut does not meet the particular technological standards of Appleâ€. Cited by Bo-gyeong, an industry expert said the following:
If Apple fails to launch the iPad Mini with Retina display before the end of this month, it will miss the opportunity to benefit from the lucrative holiday season. But letâ€™s hope that Targetâ€™s leak from the end of October is correct and we will indeed see the iPad Mini launch before the beginning of December.