With Apple's new Retina display-equipped iPad mini facing severe supply constraints, checks of Apple retail stores suggest consumers hoping to get their hands on one of the tablets locally will have the best chance by aiming for a 32-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model.
The Retina display on Apple's newest 7.9-inch iPad mini shows a smaller range of colors than the high-resolution screen found on the larger iPad Air and other competing tablets, according to one analysis.
Apple's second-generation iPad mini squeezes a high-resolution Retina display — one with an even greater pixel density than the iPad Air — into its diminutive form factor. It's an impressive technical achievement, but one that comes at a greater cost to customers.
With Apple's iPad mini with Retina display seeing severe supply constraints at launch, a Web-based tracking tool offering in-store pickup availability has popped up in a most peculiar place: a website dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles.
A market forecast from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will see a marked increase in shipments for the just-released iPad mini with Retina display over the coming months at the expense of iPad Air marketshare, while the iPad 2 may be discontinued in the first quarter of 2014
Apple retail stores on the east coast opened Tuesday with no stock of the new Retina display-equipped iPad mini following its surprise early morning launch, with staff recommending that customers purchase the tablet online.
With the launch of the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display on Tuesday, supplies of Apple's new diminutive tablet are expected to be tight, though the company has pledged that it is "working hard" to catch up with strong demand.
Apple on Tuesday finally put the iPad mini with Retina display up for order through its Online Apple Store, springing the tablet on customers after going over three weeks without announcing a firm launch date.
Following the discovery of a suspect internal Apple document that purportedly announced the iPad mini with Retina display's Nov. 12 launch date, the company's online storefronts have gone down for maintenance.
A note on Apple's internal GSX website for repair service providers and resellers claims the hotly anticipated iPad mini with Retina display will be rolling out in eight countries on Nov. 12, though the message may likely be an error.
A rumor out of the Far East claims issues relating to burn-in on Sharp-made LCD panels is holding up Apple's release of the iPad mini with Retina display, supposedly prompting the company to seek help from Samsung.
With the launch of Apple's iPad mini with Retina display on the horizon, rumors of severe supply constraints are aswirl, the latest claiming the situation is so dire that Samsung has been tapped to supply LCDs for the hotly anticipated device.
Apple's highly anticipated iPad mini with Retina display has yet to receive an official sell-by date from Apple, but big-box retailer Target has just posted the tablet on its website, quoting a release date of Nov. 21.
When asked on Monday whether his company will be able to meet demand for the new iPad mini with Retina display this holiday season, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook did not express a great deal of confidence.
Apple's pricing strategy with the iPad Air and new iPad mini with Retina display should help the company's gross margins, analysts believe, while free software offered with new iOS and Mac device purchases should help drive upgrades and further tie users into the company's ecosystem.
Join us now in San Francisco, Calif., for live, in-depth coverage of Apple's media event, where the company is expected to introduce a redesigned fifth-generation iPad, second-generation iPad mini with Retina display, and more.
An Apple Special Event channel appeared on users' Apple TV set-top boxes on Tuesday as well as the company's website, indicating that the company plans to offer a live stream of the day's keynote, where it is expected to unveil new iPads and other products.