How much for the Retina Display iPad mini? This analyst is betting on $329

by Doug Drinkwater

October 18 2013

Apple will reportedly announce the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 in San Francisco next Tuesday
Apple will reportedly announce the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 in San Francisco next Tuesday

The second-generation iPad mini will cost $329 but could be hard to get your hands on initially, according to much-maligned Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.

In a note to investors, Misek indicated his belief that the tablet will come equipped with a Retina Display but cited display issues as the reason for a possible shortage come launch day.

“We expect a Retina Display iPad mini to be introduced at $329,” wrote Misek, in a note first reported on by Barrons.

“Yields for Retina film based display for mini remain terrible, which is why there was speculation that the launch could be pushed out to CQ1. We think initial launch supplies could be constrained to as few units as 2-5M [million].”

(Worth reading: Big news for small tablets -- Analyst reckons iPad mini 2 will outsell iPad 5 this holiday season.)

But before you start counting those dimes, one word of caution; Misek doesn’t always get it right with Apple predictions as evidenced by this round-up from Cult of Mac.

Apple is holding a press event in San Francisco on October 22, and it is expected that the show will see the debut of the iPad mini 2 and fifth-generation iPad.

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