Earlier this morning, we did mention on how the fifth generation iPad is all set to enter a commercial rollout later this September (giving you ample time to start saving up for your precious new tablet), those who prefer something smaller and more handbag friendly might want to consider this rumor – that the iPad mini (first generation model seen above), which is also tipped for a second generation release, might see its launch delayed. DigiTimes’ sources claim that Apple is “still considering whether to adopt a Retina display for the device.”
Should Apple go ahead and settle for the iPad mini carrying a high-resolution display, then it would not be too far off the mark to expect a delay in the 7.9” tablet’s commercial release, so much so that a fourth quarter rollout this year is pretty much plausible. Apart from that, DigiTimes’ source also touts that Apple is currently urging component suppliers to shrink the iPad mini bezel even further, as they want a near bezel-less design. I am quite sure that consumers would love such a form factor, as that is what we’ve been seeing happen to the TV industry in recent years once the race to flat and Full HD was over.