Apple iPad mini 2 could outsell Apple iPad 5 if there is ample supply
Daryanani is concerned that Apple might not be able to meet the demand he forecasts for the smaller tablet. Some sources inside Apple's supply chain fear that the iPad mini 2 not only won't see the light of day in 2013, it might never get launched. Worries about the actual supply of the new iPad mini has led another analyst to make an opposite prediction. David Evanson of Canaccord Genuity expects to see 12.9 million iPad 5 units purchased in the first three months of availability, compared to 11.5 million units of the iPad mini 2. There are concerns that Apple is having problems obtaining enough Retina display panels for the latter device.
While Apple has yet to announce a specific launch date for the two tablets, October 30th and the 31st have been rumored to be possible launch dates for the new Apple iPads. But a third analyst, Ben A. Reitzes of Barclays Capital, says problems obtaining components for the iPad mini 2 could lead to a launch later than expected in the quarter for the 7.9 inch tablet.
source: GSMArena via AppleInsider
5. greathero1 (Posts: 544; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Im with you on this one. It's going to be a great holiday season for me. Mini 2 and Sony Xperia Z1 if TMobile releases it. If not, Nexus 5 it is!!!
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9848; Member since: 14 May 2012)
T-Mobile will carry the Z1 I can guarantee you that.
17. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
I'll definitely be getting one also... to resell because all the iDiots out there that will pay a hefty price tag over the holidays if they are indeed limited.
2. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1703; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
In other news....the sky is blue! No sh!t the cheaper of the 2 would sell more, this is not the 5Same and 5Cheap. There is zero advantage other than screen size to getting the full size iPad when they both do the same thing and are made of the same material. Apple is finally learning.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9848; Member since: 14 May 2012)
In terms of speed and stability, the larger iPad will always be better than the iPad Mini. Idk what you're smoking but you should stop soon.
8. Tommy1960i (Posts: 106; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
In my opinion everything with ''Mini'' in the name is cheaper and not as good as original.
9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9848; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Well that's a given. The only exception is the Z1 F. Props to Sony for putting a S800 with a 4.3" screen.
10. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
So my is the only exception every other mini device is a downgrade.
Galaxy mini, HTC one mini both bad compared to the real phone.
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
How is the larger iPad(5) going to be more stable or faster than the Mini 2? They are supposed to be fitted with the same SoC, same RAM, same (Work-In-Progress) OS, and, and, and. Where is the added speed and stability coming from?
Not making an issue. Just trying to understand your reasoning.
14. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1703; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Exactly what i'm trying to say. The bump in speed and stability (if any) is minor compared to the price difference. The average user will only see the price vs screen size and make their decision that way.
15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9848; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You really think Apple is going to put a A7X chip in the iPad Mini 2? Lol keep dreaming.
3. Finalflash (Posts: 2171; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
That is why there will be a convenient shortage of the iPad mini 2. And those who want to wait will give up and by an iPad 5. They've been preparing us for months for shortages, why not deliver on them?
4. Sakeem (Posts: 377; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
"Might never get launched???" Highly unlikely. Only if Mr. Jobs were around. The mini will get launched and it will be a big hit, provided the screen is updated as expected, and it will eat into the full size ipad sales. No way around it.
18. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1675; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Apple is no stranger to disruption, even if their own product sales get cannibalized (iPod by iPhone). Since the Mini was the better seller last year, I expect they will embrace that and just load up the Mini 2 with all the good bits of the iPad 5 (Screen, A7x), and just let the market shake out however it does.
13. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I'd take the Mini 2 over the iPad 5 any day. It will be less expensive and I find the size of the Mini to be ideal.