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

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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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