This prediction comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has correctly predicted Apple product launches in the past. He says that we shouldn't expect to see any new iPad mini models this year. Kuo expects a low-cost iPad mini to arrive next year, alongside a higher priced Retina model of the 7.9in tablet. He suggests that Apple has been forced to redesign all of the iPad mini's internal components in order to be able to support the higher power consumption of the Retina display.
Kuo still believes that Apple is on track to release a new 10in iPad this year, though, which he thinks will have a thinner design akin to the iPad mini.
With the release of iOS 7 just a couple of months away, we don't have long to find out which rumours are wrong.
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