Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Take Those Retina iPad Mini “Burn In” Stories With a Grain of Salt

Speaking of the retina iPad Mini, Korea IT News published this rumour from the supply chain:

According to the industry on November 7, Apple is delaying its launch because it could not solve the burn-in problem in the LCD panel, to be applied to the iPad mini retina product, which is caused by the malfunction of the TFT.

This has been picked up by loads of blogs and news sites, but take it with a grain of salt. For one thing, supply chain rumours are notoriously unreliable unless they’re actual parts; for another, a product can’t be delayed unless its release date is known. Apple’s website still says that it will launch in November and, unless that changes, that’s when it will be released.