iPad mini Retina supplies could be a problem at Christmas, admits Apple
0. phoneArena 28 Oct 2013, 17:33 posted on
There have been constant rumors about the supply of the iPad mini 2 because there have been questions about the production of the new Retina display for the tablet. Now, after talking about Apple's fiscal Q4 2013 earnings report and the possibility of Apple launching a new product category next year, CEO Tim Cook is admitting that iPad mini Retina supplies could be a problem this holiday season...
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1. DaHarder (Posts: 175; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
Few thing create 'buzz (hype) like announcing a 'shortage'.
Apple appears to utilize this tactic with at least one or two of its annual product announcements.
3. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
People are not stupid. Apple has played this tactic out more than the Bush administration played out WMD's.
8. Finalflash (Posts: 2040; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
People can be pretty stupid actually, hence why the Bush admin got away with the WMD situation. Still, if they can produce 1080p screens at 4.5-5 inches in good supply and then some, how is a more inferior 2000x1500 or whatever screen at 8 inches harder to produce. I doubt its a technological issue, maybe because of the ridiculous aspect ratio.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Meh. Apple could be setting expectations for low mini sales in the Xmas quarter. Which would explain the share price drop after the conference call.
9. Ninetysix (Posts: 1814; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
You're kidding yourself if you think another tablet will sell more than the iPad mini....LOL.
10. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
The Air is going to sell well at all though...
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
If Apple doesn't have tablets to sell and Best Buy has the N7 (2013), do you seriously think that Best Buy won't be selling a few more N7 (2013) tablets to frustrated buyers who came in looking for a mini?
2. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Lies..Lies I tell you.
"You have been cheated and lied to" ~ Spongebob?
4. amiaq (Posts: 503; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
aaahh...there ..there... It's ok, There are always android tablets, which are more useful and flexible. You can just shove that ipad up yours.
7. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
$100 less for the same specs and a sharper screen, the Mini just makes so much more sense than the iPad Air.
11. wilsong17 (unregistered)
why spend 500 on a 8 inch screen
only ifan i tell you
13. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Starts at $399 pal, and 8 inches isn't too small.
Probably the only Apple product I could buy without feeling shafted afterwards.
15. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
The display is about 35% larger than the 7" Nexus tablet.
35% more display area is nothing to sneeze at