Apple’s (AAPL) fourth-generation iPad broke the company’s annual release cycle and launched this past November alongside the iPad mini after its predecessor had just hit the market in March. According to a new report from RBC Capital Markets analyst Doug Freedman, Apple may also use the new accelerated launch schedule for its smaller slates.

“iPad Mini Gen-2: Apple’s gen-2 iPad mini is getting pulled-in, and is likely to have several new suppliers, with TXN gaining content,” Freedman wrote in a research note late Tuesday evening. The analyst’s statement isn’t crystal clear, however CNET infers that “pulled-in” refers to Apple pushing up the next iPad mini’s launch schedule.

An exact time frame is unknown, but Apple has not yet completed its global rollout of the first-generation iPad mini so the followup isn’t likely to launch in the coming months.

No firm details surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPad mini are known at this time, however the device is expected to feature an upgraded Retina display.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.