KGI analyst throws hat in ring, says Apple iPad mini coming in September
smaller version outselling the third generation Apple iPad in the company's first fiscal quarter of 2013 with sales of 13 million units vs. 11 million for the larger model. The analyst also predicts that Apple will be "tweaking" the third-gen tablet to address what he calls "thermal issues" and trying to reduce costs. These changes will be invisable to users unlike earlier reports from DigiTimes that Apple would be switching to a thinner IGZO display with its larger tablet during this time period.
Kuo sees big things happening for Apple during the Cupertino firm's fiscal first quarter. More specifically he sees 55 million units of the Apple iPhone sold thanks to the new model, and 24 million Apple iPads sold thanks to the new mini version. While you can never tell how investors will react to news, figures like those should be able to get Apple's equity moving higher again.
source: MacRumors via eWeek
1. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I'm guessing it's going to cost more than the Nexus 7 with lower specs. But ppl will still buy it because it has a fruit on the back. Just guessing.
2. sammy_saw (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)
Apple got to ban Samsung galaxy tab 7.7 in EU to make way for there new I pad mini , that a way to go to make way for there new product , it's suck to see them to resort to this
4. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
LOL, Apple stating that Android are copying their rectangle a while back and now it's the opposite, their copying the standard android tablet size 7-8 inch. who's copying who now? *facepalm
5. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
iPad Mini is already out. It's called the iPod Touch.
6. andro. (Posts: 1990; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Agreed,especially when the new ipod touch will have a 4 inch screen to mirror the new iphone. Also the size difference between the ipad mini screen and the 'bigger' one is about 2 inches so its not exactly that much smaller. Still apple will make it their business that fans will be convinced to buy the ipad 'mini' even if they already have just bought the current new ipod,plus buy the iphone 5.
9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Soon after it launches they will sue AMAZON KINDLE FIRE saying it's a copy cat like their crappy iPad Mini just watch
10. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
even the iphone 5 is coming in september.....so will we get back the famous "one more thing" during the event?