Apple iPad mini. While the Cupertino crew doesn't breakout iPad mini sales from total tablet sales, the analyst estimates that Apple sold 10 million units of the tablet last year, even though it launched in November. Despite what seems like widespread acceptance of the iPad mini, the low resolution on the tablet has everyone looking for Apple to release a sequel with a Retina display.
The father of the low priced 7 inch niche tablet is the Amazon Kindle Fire. Last year, the sequel was introduced and while Amazon does not breakdown numbers for the tablets, Evans says that his guess is that the Amazon Kindle Fire also outsold the Google Nexus 7 last year. But both competitors could be in for a surprise if some recent speculation is true. The word is that the Google Nexus 7 is getting a face lift to a higher resolution screen with no change in price. If true, the Apple iPad mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire could run into some tougher competition in 2013.
source: BenedictEvans via BGR