According to him, two mini iPads are in the pipeline for next year: a simple Retina Display and a cheaper iPad mini with an A5 chip (from the current iPad mini).
Kuo argues that a Retina iPad mini won’t hit the market in 2013 due to technical issues.
The 7.9-inch Retina display takes up too much power, prompting an overhaul of the components in an effort to improve efficiency.
The analyst also believes the cheaper model will debut next year as production of the handset will likely start in December.
In addition, he expects the iPhone 5S will face issues in coping with demands following its release on the market.