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Bryan M. Wolfe
| October 24, 2013
Finding An iPad mini With Retina Display For The Holidays Might Be A Challenge
There’s a reason Apple hasn’t announced a definite release date for the new iPad mini with Retina display. “Coming later in November” is code for “ridiculously tight” supply constraints, according to The Telegraph. Rhonda Alexander, director of tablet research at IHS, notes that Apple will have a hard time keeping up with demand for the new iPad mini during the holiday quarter. She notes that supply is one third the size of its shipments from this time last year. ”Apple’s 2013 iPad shipment growth is shaping up to be comparatively modest and the shift in launch cycles has played a major role in the slowdown.” Alexander’s comments follow those of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who previously said iPad mini supplies would be “highly constrained.” [caption id="attachment_478851" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Phil has one[/caption] On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the iPad mini with Retina display, along with the iPad Air. While the latter will be available in stores and online on Friday, Nov. 1, the former isn't expected the launch until later in the month. This is the second Apple product in as many months that has seen limited supplies. The gold iPhone 5s, despite launching Sept. 20, remains in short supply. See also: T-Mobile Will Offer An iPad Air And iPad mini With Retina Display For No Money Down, Apple Posts Videos From The iPad Media Event To YouTube, and Op-Ed: The End Of Preordering New Apple Products Will Make Us Crazy,