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Analyst sees Apple selling 40 million iPad minis in first year

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Analyst sees Apple selling 40 million iPad minis in first year
Concept drawing of iPad mini

Concept drawing of iPad mini

The evidence seems to support the idea that Apple is about to step into the battle for control of the 7 inch tablet market with a tablet that could be called the iPad mini. Already, the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7 have been engaged in battle with the latter having the advantage of running the latest Android  OS build. But according to RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani, a 7 inch version of the iPad could blow away the competition. In a research note sent out to his clients on Thursday, Daryanani says that Apple could sell 40 million units of the smaller version of its tablet, in just the first 12 months. For Apple, that would mean an additional $10 billion in revenue and another $1.15 a share in earnings.

The latest speculation calls for Apple to hold an event on September 12th at which time the Cupertino based firm will not only show off the 6th generation of the Apple iPhone, but will also introduce the iPad mini. Like many other Wall Street researchers, the analyst says that his checks of Apple's supply chain show that the September 12th event will be about more than just the new iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone, but he is not sure if the other device to be introduced will be a smaller version of the iPad or just a "refresh" version of the current model.

source: Forbes

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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:39 1

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"There are about 1000 apps officially optimised for tablets in Android."

Could you show me source of this info?

Or you will fail again by providing proves?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:21 10

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The only place where apple has the upper hand over google's tab is in Apps.
Everything thing else... no.
Nexus 7 will be better than the iPad mini in all other catagories.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:29 8

2. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


begining of bad days for all 7 inches tab is near. if this thing is there in real.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:30 8

3. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


and a VERY loyal fanbase

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:39 4

4. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


It will. Superior screen, better ecosystem, superior battery life, innovative display technology, premium materials and build quality and at least twice the graphics power of the Nexus 7 (A5 allready has).

And apps are one of the most important things. That's basically what you can do with your tablet.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:46 5

6. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


"Nexus 7 will be better than the iPad mini in all other catagories"
LOL not a chance. The post above me pretty much nailed it. I just wouldn't say "innovative" display, but it will definitely have the far superior display.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:46 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 23607; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Remains to b seen

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:50 8

8. kemjus (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


You really cannot say who is better... I have both the ipad 3 and Transformer prime. Both awesome devices and both superior in certain aspects. ipad is superior and smart because they target what most people do on the tablet... simple feature apps and games. Their app store is way larger and screen is gorgeous. On the flip side Android has no limitations, it runs everything decent while on the ipad it either runs awesome or doesn't run at all. My ipad works with hardly any of my automated home systems or server applications while android works with all flawlessly. Android is more for the tech crowd (linux) and ios is more for the average user.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:29 1

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


where is the source to back your 100 apps statement?

if that was as simple as you claim.. yet why Jobs said 7" would have issued with the apps? you sure you know what you are talking about?

65%? last time I checked is was 50% and we have yet to see what happens with the overwhelming nexus sales, and positive reviews, a device that in many aspects is much better than the fire

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:53 3

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Apps aren't really important. Considering a report says that only 250,000 of the 650,000 apps in the App Store are actually downloaded by users.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:54 6

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


How can you say that when it's not even released yet? Hardly any specs have been rumored, much less confirmed.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:56 7

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


how do you know about this? are there iOS apps optimized for 7" to begin with? there are already Apps optimized for 7" tablets as android has 2 years on this size. I see so many flaws on your argument

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:03 2

15. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


It is as if i would say our brains are not that important cause we use only few areas.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:06 2

16. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


There are about 1000 apps officially optimised for tablets in Android. Congratulations... There are reasons besides hardware why the iPad is around 65 percent of the market share, while Google's Android is 23 and falling.

While the iPad mini offers 66% of the space of a 9.7 model and it supports the same resolution. So there is no need for further optimisation.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:08 1

17. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


You're right. I'm using the rumors as basis: 7.85 inch screen, 1024x756 resolution and very thin.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:19 3

18. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Okay, now you're getting a little annoying. Don't make me turn back into a raging Fandroid. :P

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:22 3

19. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


So a 4:3 aspect ratio is superior then? Seeing as it's only an 8 inch screen, those black bars around videos will make a pretty sizable impact.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:26 2

21. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The saying that "you only use 10% of your brain" is a myth. You use the whole thing.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:31 5

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


How does that have a superior screen than the Nexus then? Bigger size, the same basic resolution (720p) and most likely same screen technology (IPS LCD). As for your battery life assumption, we don't know the size of the battery, or how it will fair since it will most likely have LTE, and a last-gen processor.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:32 1

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Not really. Apple brags about having the largest app selection, and more than half of them aren't even used. And we use all the areas of our brains, just not all at one time.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:37 15

26. MeoCao (unregistered)


iPad mini cannot compete with N7, instead it will cannibalize 10" iPad sales.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:53 5

29. kunyuk (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Yes indeed

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:11 5

30. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yeah, it definitely won't be as simple as the article puts it - just add ten more billions revenue for apple.
IPad mini has a chance to become a next big thing, picking up all the buzz and gravity for the tech snobs.
I can definitely see it taking a big chunk out of iPad' sales.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:13 1

31. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I don't believe that report entirely, but if you've owned a HC tab, you'll know the difference of app support on Android HC.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:14

32. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Apps don't matter.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:17 1

33. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


can you tell me where you get 50% ? show your source. since you recently checked

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:18 3

34. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Then what do you do on you're tablet?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:21 5

35. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hahaha great point. Apps don't matter? Come one fandroids lol

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:29 1

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


here i did it for you...

http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/26/android-reaches-39-tablet-os-market-share-standing-on-amazons-shoulders/

http://www.imore.com/ipad-forecasted-snatch-market-share-android-tablets-year

see how is going up standing now at 62%..

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:30 2

37. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


sure thing

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPad-starting-to-lose-market-share-in-Q2-2012_id32942

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