by Joe White
July 19, 2013
Despite claiming earlier this week that Apple's iPad mini wouldn't launch with a Retina display until next year, the hit-and-miss publication DigiTimes has published a further report arguing that in actual fact, the anticipated iDevice will hit Apple Store shelves this October. Basing its argument on LG Display's Retina display product timeline, DigiTimes explains:
The sources also added 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.DigiTimes wasn't the only publication originally claiming that Apple's Retina-equipped iPad mini would launch in 2014. In fact, both NPD DisplaySearch and Taiwan's Economic Daily News have argued similar points over the course of the last couple of months. This naturally came as bad news for iDevice owners, and especially to those who held off purchasing the first-generation iPad mini in the hope that a Retina-equipped model would launch the following year. But does DigiTimes' new report now give us reason to hope? In previous years, the publication has met with success and has suffered failure when it comes to Apple-based predictions, and in the industry DigiTimes' name isn't exactly a reliable one. That being said, it could nevertheless be that LG has iPad mini Retina displays in the pipeline, and that such a product will be announced by the Cupertino, Calif. company later this year. After all, an iPad mini with Retina display sure would help Apple stock, even if the company's anticipated "iWatch" is indeed set for a 2014 release. As always, we'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Evernote For iOS Updated With Shortcuts Feature, Skitch Integration And More, Download It Now: VLC Media Player Makes Its Triumphant Comeback On iOS, and Today's Best Apps: Breach & Clear, Pac-Man Dash, Walk Up Alarm Clock And More.