Release Date: Mid 2013 

After Apple unveiled its 7-inch iPad to the world this past October, everyone scolded the Cupertino company for its decision to exclude the Retina Display. So it comes as no surprise that talks of a next-gen model bearing the industry-leading panel have come to fruition. According to BGR, Apple is close to putting the iPad Mini Retina into production and has even pushed up its launch date. All other details remain unknown.