Apple iPad mini 2 could outsell Apple iPad 5 if there is ample supply

Apple iPad mini 2 could outsell Apple iPad 5 if there is ample supply
Next Tuesday, Apple will unveil the Apple iPad 5 and the Apple iPad mini 2. According to RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani, once the tablets go on sale, the smaller-sized iPad will outsell its larger brother by a 2 to 1 margin. The analyst expects the Apple iPad mini 2 and its 7.9 inch screen, to capture 65% of all new iPad sales with the 9.7 inch model capturing the remaining 35%.

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

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18 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know I'm sure as hell getting one.

5. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile will carry the Z1 I can guarantee you that.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Tech heaven lol

17. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 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: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

In my opinion everything with ''Mini'' in the name is cheaper and not as good as original.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: May 29, 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: Dec 22, 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: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 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. +1

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You really think Apple is going to put a A7X chip in the iPad Mini 2? Lol keep dreaming.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

We will find out soon enough.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 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: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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: Dec 11, 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.

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