You don’t need to look far to see iPad mini 2 release date posts being churned out by blogs and so-called news website on a daily basis. These websites care little about credibility when reporting new iPad mini 2 details from unnamed insiders, which could very well be made up from their head.
This idea of some media making up insider information is not so far fetched when you look at how often these websites contradict themselves. One week they’ll state some expected iPad mini 2 ship date from their supply line sources, then the next week you will see another rumor come from the same so-called insiders. You know the blogs we are talking about as well.
iPad mini 2 Retina release fears clarified — you will see a number of rumors arriving this week claiming the iPad mini 2 with Retina might not arrive until later than expected, or news on the possibility of a Retina not happening thanks to indecision. If they say “Delayed”, then just ignore the blog post considering Apple hasn’t even set a date yet.
What these blogs fail to mention during their rehashing of other website content, some of it from pop and celebrity websites reporting tech news, is the real reason the iPad mini 2 might not include a Retina.
The real reason Apple is having problems including a Retina on the iPad mini 2 is battery life. This is also the reason why the current small iPad is missing this feature and Apple’s focus on getting thinner with long battery life makes it a constant struggle to include a Retina on iPad mini 2. Apple defended the lack of Retina on iPad mini and made it clear balance was needed with battery, thinness and display quality.
It is still not known if we will see a Retina iPad mini 2 in 2013, although you can count on the display specs improving in the future at some point when battery life can reach the standard Apple wants with a Retina display.
We know a few of our readers commented previously that they “want a Retina iPad mini 2 and don’t care for battery life”, but we’re sure the majority of our readers will care if Apple launched a very thin iPad mini 2 with Retina display but reduced the battery life greatly.
Some of our readers sent feedback to us in the last couple of weeks in relation to this very topic. One PR reader stated, “I want to keep the battery life and light weight in iPad mini 2”. Another added, “I’d be happy to sacrifice weight for a pin sharp Retina display”. How important is Retina and battery life to you for iPad mini 2?