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« on: October 31, 2013, 11:00:43 am »

Product Listing Suggests Retina iPad Mini Could Launch on November 21

A product listing for the Retina iPad mini with a release date of November 21 has appeared on, suggesting Apple's new tablet could make its debut on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Thus far, Apple has not provided a prospective release date for its iPad mini with Retina Display, offering up only broad November launch plans.     While the November 21 launch date listed on the Target website could be a simple guess by the company, it is a logical release day for the tablet because it falls before Thanksgiving and more importantly, before Black Friday, which is a major shopping holiday in the United States.   A late November launch also gives Apple an opportunity to focus its attention on the iPad Air for the majority of the month. It is unclear, however, why Apple would choose to launch the Retina mini on a Thursday, as product releases typically fall on a Friday.     Apple's Retina iPad mini, which includes an A7 processor and an upgraded rear camera, is said to be in very short supply. According to a recent report, stock of the Retina iPad mini will be "ridiculously tight" until early 2014.   Though supplies of the Retina mini will be low, Apple is said to have a large quantity of iPad Airs available for purchase, which will likely alleviate some of the demand for the smaller tablet. Apple's iPad Air will go on sale this Friday, with online orders beginning at 12:01 AM in the United States and at varying times in other countries.   (Thanks, Tony!)   Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Apple's Share of Tablet Market Drops on Increased Android Tablet Sales • Fantastical 2 Debuts on iPhone With Reminders and Improved Event Parser • Sprint Sells 1.4 Million iPhones in Q3 2013, 40% to New Customers • Sharp's Low Yield of Displays Reportedly Causing Retina iPad Mini Shortage • Snapseed for iOS Updated With New HDR Scape Filter, 'Shadows' Image Tuning Option • Twitter for iOS Updated With In-Line Video and Image Previews • Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Coming to iOS Devices [Update: No] • CalDigit's $199 Thunderbolt Station Shipping November 4
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