It’s been a bit of a roller coaster lately for anyone who’s been waiting for news on the Retina-equipped iPad mini sequel, as some reports have claimed that the device won’t launch until 2014. But now Digitimes, contradicting its own report from earlier this week, says that the Retina version of the iPad mini is still on track for release in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The reason for Digitimes‘ change is that “LG is reportedly making new headway in producing Retina panel technology for use in the next-generation iPad mini, and expects to ship about 2-3 million units a month in preparation for Apple’s expected October release date.”

Since Digitimes‘ reports often reflect the somewhat chaotic chatter of various suppliers, it’s tough to know for certain whether the news about LG really reflects where the Retina iPad mini is in the production process. Nonetheless, it seems that there is still hope that the Retina-equipped iPad mini could launch this fall, which is a welcome development for Apple fans.

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.