In what could be a debunking of multiple rumors that state that Apple's iPad Mini is facing delays due to display shortages, DigiTimes is reporting today that LG has made significant progress with its production of the iPad Mini Retina panels and will begin shipping them later this year. This leads to several analysts speculating that we could see Apple launch the device as early as October.
The sources also added that LG is reportedly making new headway in producing Retina panel technology for use in the next-generation iPad mini, and expects to ship about 2-3 million units a month in preparation for Apple's expected October release date
This report is 180 degree turnaround from an article by DigiTimes earlier in the week that suggested the refreshed iPad Mini would not ship until November or December. One thing's for certain though, a Retina display iPad Mini is on the way and it will feature an LCD built by LG. When it will arrive is honestly anyone's guess at this point and I am sure we will hear several more dates tossed out before it is officially announced.