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Pegatron blames slumping Apple iPad mini sales for lower revenue

0. phoneArena 08 May 2013, 20:17 posted on

Reporting the largest drop for its consumer electronics revenue in 6 quarters, Taipei based Pegatron is blaming slumping sales of the Apple iPad mini for the expected 25% to 30% drop in second quarter revenue which is the largest decline since a 37% sequential decline in the fourth quarter of 2011; Apple is the company's largest customer...

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posted on 08 May 2013, 20:31 5

1. Aeires (unregistered)


Apple should have released the first version with the Retina. Probably didn't because they'd have less to offer in the second iteration.

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:42 6

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Doesn't work that way. First release is lowest spec. Then v2 improves a little bit. V3 is a slight improvement over v2. And, and, and. Got to keep the iFans paying their hard-earned (remember the kid who sold a kidney for an iPad?) $ for the latest iToy. Only Q is whether the mini2 has an improved set of other specs (CPU, GPU, battery life, etc) in addition to the display.

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:07 2

7. bucky (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Same can be said about android stuff too. Only difference is apple at least does it once a year instead of every 2 weeks.

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:04 2

6. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


So the blame game has already started in apple too!!

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:36 5

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Everyone is waiting for the new and improved mini. The mini1 was basically a shrunken iPad2 with LTE. Time for Apple to release a new and improved mini. The market is voting with their wallet.

posted on 08 May 2013, 21:27 3

4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Nexus 7 update soon will be much more interesting.

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:25

8. selena1000 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


i have used a nexus 7 and let me tell u something it sux compared to the mini

posted on 09 May 2013, 13:40

9. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Really? Please explain your reasoning?

posted on 08 May 2013, 21:30

5. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Not exactly. Cirrus Logic and a few others blamed a slowdown in Apple component sales for their slow quarters, last quarter, and Apple ended up posting very solid numbers. The iPad Mini sold more last quarter than Samsung and ASUS tablets, combined, sold in the last 12 months, just for comparison's sake. It's easy for them to point the finger at Apple, but as Cook said, they source from a lot of suppliers.

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