Apple is reportedly looking to fast-track production of a new version of the iPad Mini.
According to Digital Trends, a research note from RBC Capital Markets analyst, Doug Freedman has been circulated that states: “iPad Mini Gen-2: Apple’s gen-2 iPad Mini is getting pulled-in, and is likely to have several new suppliers, the TXN gaining content.”
Freedman is currently visiting a number of chip manufacturers in China and the TXN mentioned in the memo is Texas Instruments, which has supplied Apple with components in the past.
Although a new iPad Mini has been expected since the firsrt model shipped without a retina display, the fast turn-around is unlikely to please Apple’s loyal customer-base. Many Apple users were displeased by the release of the original Mini so soon after the launch of the iPad 4.
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