Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is only a month away. Tech analysts are full of idea for what the iPad maker will present at the keynote address. It is known that Apple plans to demonstrate iOS 7 sometime at the conference, but what about a sneak-peak at a new product, or even a refresh of a current device? According to NPD DisplaySearch, a refresh is on the table for the June 10 developer meet-up.
Late last night, CNet reported that NPD analyst Richard Shim told the tech site that we can expect to see two iPad mini refreshes over the next 12 months. The first update will be sometime in the “second half of this year,” while the second will happen in the first quarter of 2014.
Cult of Mac pointed out that it is possible that the first refresh will be announced at this year’s WWDC, since Apple already has the tech world’s attention. This version will include an update to the processor so that it will be a speedier device. However, rumors are spreading that iPad mini parts manufacturers aren’t even close to being ready to manufacture the smaller-sized Retina display panel, so we can’t expect to see that model until the first quarter of 2014, at the earliest.