After months of reported production woes, it looks like Apple will unveil a Retina-equipped iPad mini this week after all. Unnamed sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Apple is planning to show off two new iPad models this week, including the long-awaited iPad mini sequel with a Retina display and a lighter, thinner version of its classic 9.7-inch iPad. Although we’ve heard plenty of news about Apple’s planned fifth-generation iPad, news about a Retina-equipped iPad mini has been mostly mixed since Apple has reportedly been having difficulty mass producing the new device. Leaked photos of the fifth-generation iPad show that Apple is making its larger tablet look a lot more like the iPad mini, with thinner side bezels and more sharply defined edges on the casing.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.