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Getting an iPad mini Retina for Christmas won’t be easy

If you want an iPad mini Retina for Christmas you will not find it easy to get it

As you will all remember, last Tuesday, October 22nd, the new iPad Air and iPad mini Retina were presented. The new iPad Air will be available on November 1st in many countries. But what about the iPad mini Retina? Why didn’t Apple give a specific launch date and just say throughout November?

For according to The Telegraph , and according to all the rumours published even before the presentation of the new iPad, saying ” throughout November ” is a code to refer to the big supply problems that Apple has with the new iPad family tablet.

Apple may have serious stock issues with the iPad mini Retina

Getting an iPad mini Retina for Christmas won’t be easy
Getting an iPad mini Retina for Christmas won’t be easy

Rhonda Alexander, director of tablet research at IHS, said Apple will have a hard time meeting the potential demand for the new iPad mini Retina over the Christmas holiday. As they say in Appadvice, Alexander points out that the stock Apple will have available this year is a third of what it had last year .

But as we said before, it’s not the first time we’ve heard rumours about the possible lack of stock of the new iPad mini Retina. Before Alexander, the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, from KGI Securities , said that the iPad mini Retina would arrive in ” very limited units “.

The iPad mini Retina was introduced last Tuesday along with its big brother, the iPad Air. And we say ” big brother ” because now more than ever it’s totally true. We could say that the iPad mini Retina is a 7.9 inch iPad Air .

Why are we saying this? Well, because the iPad mini Retina has the much-desired Retina screen (with 2,048×1,536 pixels resolution) and the same processor as the iPad Air, the new 64-bit A7 processor that Apple released on the iPhone 5s.

As for the rest of the features, the iPad mini Retina includes the same wireless MIMO technology that has been incorporated into the larger model and the 5MP iSight camera with 1080p recording, which also incorporates the iPad Air.

For all these reasons, and because of its more affordable prices, we think that the iPad mini Retina could be the star gift for this Christmas . What do you think? Are you going to buy or ask the Three Kings for an iPad mini Retina? If the answer is yes, watch out the day it’s launched to get one quickly, otherwise you’ll be left without it.