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Retina iPad Mini Release Date

Retina iPad mini delay reportedly due to big problems with LCD burn-in

November 8th, 2013

We still don’t have an official Retina iPad mini release date, though we do have a growing number of reports that look to explain the reason for the new tablet’s delay. Apple was forced to uncharacteristically unveil its second-generation iPad mini without announcing a launch date, and manufacturing issues with the tablet’s new 7.9-inch Retina …

iPad Surface Tablet Trade-ins

49% of tablet trade-ins going to iPad upgrades, only 5% to Surface

November 1st, 2013

Microsoft is spending hundreds of millions to convert tablet owners to the Surface this holiday season, but according to one survey, the public is still too fascinated by Apple’s iPad to pay much attention. OnePoll, commissioned by SellCell.com, found that 22% of tablet owners are planning to trade in their devices, and 49% of those …

Retina iPad Mini Supply

Apple runs to rival Samsung seeking savior for iPad mini

November 1st, 2013

Bad news, Apple fans: Retina iPad mini supply shortages might be even worse than we expected. In fact, the shortages might be even worse than Apple expected. Citing information from a DisplaySearch analyst, Nikkei on Friday reported that the display manufacturers charged with building 7.9-inch Retina displays for Apple’s new tiny tablet are having some yield issues. …

iPad Mini Release Date

Apple retail partner says Retina iPad mini will launch on November 21

October 31st, 2013

For the second time this year, Apple unveiled a product without sharing a release date. The Mac Pro was the first and it still doesn’t have a firm launch date. Apple’s second-generation iPad mini with Retina display was the second and like the Mac Pro, it still doesn’t have an official release date either; all …

Retina iPad Mini Supply

If the Retina iPad mini is impossible to find this holiday season, blame Sharp

October 30th, 2013

Apple’s second-generation iPad mini is also the second hardware product the company has announced this year without providing a firm launch date, and CEO Tim Cook confirmed on Apple’s recent earnings call that supply constraints are the reason. Apple’s Retina iPad mini is currently slated to launch sometime “later in November” and Cook said it …

Gold iPad Mini

Here’s why Apple didn’t launch gold iPads

October 28th, 2013

We knew just about everything there was to know about Apple’s new iPads heading into last week’s unveiling, but Apple did have a few surprises in store. For one thing, the Retina iPad mini is more expensive than we thought it would be. For another, Apple eliminated yet another go-to Apple blogger argument when it …

Retina iPad Mini Supply Shortages

Retina iPad mini stock said to be ‘ridiculously tight’

October 24th, 2013

The rumors of an iPad mini announcement delay were clearly incorrect, but the new tablet might still be very difficult to get your hands on next month. CNET shares IHS analyst Rhoda Alexander’s report that the iPad mini stock will be “ridiculously tight” when the tablet launches in November. This report follows countless nearly identical stories …

iPad Mini Price

Why are Apple’s iPads so expensive?

October 24th, 2013

When Apple first debuted the iPad back in 2010, it was a bargain. There was no basis for comparison at the time, of course, but $500 for a large portable Apple device seemed like a steal considering how expensive the company’s notebook computers were. Fast forward to 2013, however, and Android vendors now try to …

iPad Mini Price Cut Impact

Apple’s iPad mini announcements will force rivals to slash prices

October 24th, 2013

The dust has finally settled from Apple’s fall event and while there weren’t very many big surprises, Apple definitely managed to pack a lot into its press conference. The brand new iPad mini with Retina display was among the announcements, of course, and Apple did raise a few eyebrows when it announced that the base …

Small Tablet Sales Analysis

Forget the iPad Air hype: Small tablets look like the future

October 23rd, 2013

Apple may not like the implications for its margins, but smaller, cheaper tablets are on the rise. Stephen Baker of the NPD Group writes that his company’s research has found that sales of tablets that measure in at under 9 inches have grown by a whopping 550% so far this year while sales of tablets …