If you’ve been one of many begging for an iPad mini with a Retina display, you may have to pay more to get your hands on such a device. According to DigiTimes, which has connections in the Asian manufacturing process of Apple devices, implementing a Retina display into the iPad mini will increase production costs. While that really doesn’t surprise me, what is surprising is that it is also reporting that using a Retina display would increase the retail price of the iPad mini as well.
Although the increase in manufacturing cost is something that is expected, it would be a surprise to see Apple increase the cost of the device with a Retina display, since it didn’t increase the iPhone or iPad prices when Retina displays were introduced for each of those devices.
Would you pay more for a Retina iPad mini? What do you think is more likely, Apple waiting until prices are cheaper to buy components, or increasing the price on the iPad mini? Use the comments section below to let us know your thoughts.