We’ve been hearing about iPad mini Retina yield problems for several months now, and at one point it was suggested that Apple might in fact delay the grand unveiling of its diminutive eye-melting tablet.
But nope, Apple steamed ahead with the iPad mini Retina launch on Tuesday night, and again we’re told that it’ll be in shortly supply when it’s eventually released.
CNET quotes big Rhoda Alexander from IHS, who says iPad mini Retina supply will initially be “ridiculously tight”.
To be fair, she’s pretty much echoing one Peter Misek from Jefferies & Co, who correctly predicted last week that Apple would push ahead with the iPad mini Retina launch – at the expense of supply.
Back in July, it was proposed that Apple might delay the iPad mini Retina launch till early 2014, plugging the gap with a slightly souped-up model. Yeah, that’d really please all the people getting iPad minis for Christmas. Two months later: new iPad mini!
While the iPad Air release date was immediately revealed as November 1 (a week from today), we’re still awaiting clarification on the iPad mini Retina release date, with Apple simply telling us it’s coming “later in November”. November 15? November 29? It’s anyone’s guess at this stage.