Apple iPad mini 2 could outsell Apple iPad 5 if there is ample supply
posted by Alan F. / Oct 16, 2013, 11:05 AM
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
- Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 6471 mAh
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I know I'm sure as hell getting one.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 11:14 AM 6
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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!!!
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 12:15 PM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 11:28 AM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 12:29 PM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 1:54 PM 1
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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
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 5:25 PM 0
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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?
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 11:41 AM 0
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"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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 12:02 PM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 10:26 PM 0
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