ipad-mini-2-rear-shellJust the other day it was reported that analyst Peter Misek reiterated his belief that Apple’s 22nd of October event would reveal a new Retina iPad mini 2, and how his belief is echoed by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. Given that both these analysts have some clout when it comes to predicting Apple’s next move, it would stand to reason that they might be right. Kuo however, has shared more details about his predictions, such as how the Gold finish and fingerprint sensors will not make their way into the new iPads.

According to Kuo, he believes that Apple is trying to reserve the technology for the iPhone 5s for now, especially since production problems regarding the sensor is what’s making supply of the handset constrained at the moment. Kuo also states that the iPad 5 will feature a slightly more powerful A7X chipset which is a variation of the A7 chipset found in the iPhone 5s, while the iPad mini 2 will feature the same 64-bit A7 chip used in the iPhone 5s as well.

As it stands there is a lot of back and forth regarding whether a Retina iPad mini 2 will be announced this year. Some believe that manufacturing problems could cause the iPad mini 2 to be delayed, while some believe that the skipping of the Retina display is to prevent cannibalization of the larger iPad. Either way Apple will be unveiling it all the next day, so be sure to check back with us then for the details.

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