According to Taiwan's Economic Daily News (via MacRumors), we might not get to see the long-anticipated iPad mini with retina display until 2014. The culprit? Believe it or not, it's the retina displays themselves. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time we've heard of delays, as DigiTimes reported earlier in the year that production concerns were holding up the release until late this year.
EA Maxis announced today that the release of the Mac version of its new SimCity game will be postponed until August, citing the need to make sure it's "ready for prime time." Considering the rough reception the PC version received on account of server issues and connectivity problems after its launch in March (even to the point of forcing Maxis to temporarily disable crucial aspects of the game), that's probably a good idea, to put it lightly.
Remember how we announced earlier this week that Apple chief designer Jony Ive aims to strip iOS 7 of the operating system's skeuomorphic elements? Apparently that's a much bigger task than originally anticipated, as AllThingsD reported this morning that Ives is bringing engineers from the Mac OS X 10.9 team to help finish iOS 7 in time for the preview at WWDC on June 10-14.
With last week's press conference and the drama consuming Apple-watchers' attention around the world, not much truck has been paid to the whereabouts of the white iPhone 4 of late. After all, if they can't get the black on sorted out, who needs the white one? Fortunately, Engadget has taken the time to explore what's been holding up the release of the white iteration of the handset. What does their Magic Eightball tell them?
A report surfaced earlier this week that unspecified production problems would limit the number of iPads manufactured by the announced availability date, and that original launch would possibly be limited to the United States. The supplier in question, Taiwan's Foxconn Electronics, told DIGITIMES that it wasn't so.