Rumor: Mass production of second-gen iPad mini could be delayed until November

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Date: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, 07:45
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You may have to wait a bit longer for the second-generation iPad mini.

Per Electronista, mass production of a fifth-generation iPad, which was expected to start in July or August, has been delayed a month to November. The reason for the delay is unknown, but it’s speculated that Apple may be staggering the launch of the Mini so it has less of an impact on full-sized iPad sales. Alternately, suppliers may simply be unable to cope with starting Mini production in October.

A problem with starting Mini production in November, though, would be that Apple would likely deprive itself of holiday sales, since it would only have limited units at best by Black Friday, if it wasn’t forced to ship in December or January instead. It would also affect the number of iPads forecast to ship by the end of 2013, which is anywhere between 80 to 100 million units.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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