Tablet shoppers planning on settling with Google Nexus 7 or 10 can be more patient. Only to be rewarded with the arrival of the new Apple iPad mini sometime soon.
The Google Nexus 10 is expected to be possibly released in the CES 2014 that will be held on January 7. According to DigiTimes, a publication based in Taiwan, those who are planning to buy the Nexus should wait a little longer as they believe that the new iPad Mini, will be significantly faster with a more powerful battery. It might release within the first three months of 2014. Apple expects to ship over 6 million units in early 2014 and this will hopefully address the shortage crisis that was an obstacle for the initial release date slated in the latter half of 2013.
DigiTimes also explains that this shortage was due to the production issues related to the retina display that was to be an added spec to this latest iPad model. In the mean time, Apple will be ending 2013 with record sales for the iPad Air. We believe that the iPad mini should also be recieved in a similar fashion since there is a very high demand in Asia.