According to a report from Taiwan-based Economic Daily News, manufacturers are having trouble keeping up with the demand for iPad mini-sized Retina display.
If that report is true at all, Apple is going to have to push the iPad mini back to early 2014. We don’t know for sure if this is real, and this is all rumor and speculation for now.
Website MacRumors sums it up as follows:
Apple may offer both Retina and non-Retina versions of the second-generation iPad mini, although it is unclear just how price and feature differentiation between the models would work out.
The only thing that does give us some concern is that this isn’t the first such report we hear. Still, Apple hasn’t said anything, and the company knows how important it is to get a Retina iPad mini on the market. The smaller tablet has been quite a success, but there are likely many potential buyers waiting for the Retina mini.