Apple to ship only 8 million iPad mini tablets in Q4 2012?

Apple to ship only 8 million iPad mini tablets in Q4 2012?
The 7.9-inch iPad mini might not have seen the lines most recent Apple launches have been accompanied with, but nonetheless the affordable tablet sales are only slowed down by low supply, not demand.

And now, it seems that earlier projections about the iPad mini selling in between 10 and 12 million units in the Holiday Q4 2012 will not come true because touch panel supply could not catch up.

This - Taiwan supply sources whispered to Digitimes - will be the reason why Apple is expected to sell around 8 million iPad minis in the last quarter of the year.

Next quarter, in Q1 2013, supply is finally expected to stabilize, and Apple could boost shipments to 13 million.

source: Digitimes

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  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
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  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
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8 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

8 millions is not bad number and I guess that the most Apple could sell and not b-c of demand problems. Interesting how many Nexus 7 were sold in Q4.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30721; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How do u know it wasnt ?

8. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

First off; Apple's use of twisted information by combining sales of all iPads on the launch of iPad Mini and iPad Standard Original V4 was a horrific admission that they didn't sell as many as they expected. Only mindless dolts and Wall Street Analysts (Anal... ists) believe consumers all fell for that.... as if 3 million was all iPad Mini. When they had no customers waiting in lines, besides Shills and iFanatical customer plants! :D As for Nexus 7? .....suppliers made 4 Million the first quarter on sale and sold them all by end of of September. When a new order and expected sales for this last quarter (Dec Q4) could add as many as 5 Million. So no matter what, because Google was smart enough to get a full quarter jump on Apple, expect Nexus 7 to have outsold iPad Mini for 2012! ^_*

2. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Ok but how much was big and small comnbined? If small sold less due to shortage of supplies (just a cover up) then bigegr should have sold more unless the ipad market share has taken a beating overall :)

4. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

Oh shut up! i havent heard one report of shortages since the mini came out. Also havent heard reports of grand sales

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Really, try buying a white mini, good luck with that one.

7. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

When are people going to wake up? This style of marketing your item as short on supply, to get more sales is a tactic as old as the hills and twice as iDusty! :D ......gyspy con artists (barkers) and Info-mercial iMarketing was not invented by Steve Jobs. He only mastered the Snake In the Grass Art of increasing sales, using Customer Super Fan Dolts, Magical Hidden Lies w/Doublethink mis-information about competition and now iRevolutionary ploy of using shills..... in the crowd to kick off FAD buying frenzies for a "Hurry.... buy one now" before they're all out! hahaha..... .....yeah as if Used Car/Horse/camel Salesmen, Drug Dealers, Pimps and Hoes haven't been using these tactics for ages!!! ;-P

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