Given the growing number of small-sized tablets in the market, Apple’s iPad Mini 2 has a crucial role to retain the company’s zeal. Expectations about its launch at the June 10th WWDC are rather high, but analysts say that there is hardly any probability that the new iPad Mini will turn out at the event.
Analysts cite multiple reasons for the iPad Mini 2 delay. Some say that Apple is facing mass-production issues to get the device ready for the event, while others say that Apple is deliberately delaying the launch to make a timely entry in the market. Several reports say that Apple’s decision to focus on the iPad 5 is also a cause for the delay. Similar is the case with iPhone 5S, which has little chances to emerge at the WWDC.
So, the WWDC seems to hold much for the fifth gen iPad rather than the next iPad Mini. The iPad 5 has also undergone a lot of evolution to render a lighter, thinner and faster device, relative to its predecessor. The iPad Mini 2 is expected to emerge around July-August and then enter global markets by November. This conjecture also draws on the fact that the first iPad Mini surfaced towards the end of 2012.
Apple’s original iPad Mini lacked quite a few expectations, such as high screen-resolution and a more powerful processor. Given the crucial implications that iPad Mini 2 will hold for Apple, the company is working on significant upgrades. The high-resolution Retina display and upgraded processor are the highlights.
The iPad Mini 2 will have to face stiff competition from the Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Tab 3 series, Amazon Kindle Fire, and Asus FonePad, to name a few.