Next-generation Apple iPad to start mass production as early as next month
posted by Alan F. / Jun 04, 2013, 12:53 AM
Thanks to the fifth-generation iPad, Apple is expected to ship 8 million units of its 9.7 inch tablets in the third quarter with a gain in the fourth quarter thanks to the holiday season. But it isn't all good news for Apple as the buzz around the water cooler suggests that the next iteration of the Apple iPad mini will be delayed with mass production dropped back from September to November. The reason for the delay might have something to do with Apple's marketing strategy. The Cupertino based tech titan feels that sales of its 9.7 inch tablet, which is more profitable than the iPad mini, were negatively affected last year by the 7.9 inch smaller version and does not want to see that repeated. As a result, Apple would like to give its larger sized tablet a chance to perform on its own at first, and has focused on the 9.7 inch iPad for 2013.
Not everyone is convinced that this is the reason for the delay and some are blaming the inability of the supply-chain to deliver components on schedule as the reason for the delay in production of the iPad mini.
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iPad sales is declining. Samsung FTW.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 1:28 AM 2
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i thought pa banned you
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apple is greediest money making oem.they not hear for customers who want next ipad mini.instead convince them to buy a product from which they get more profit
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 1:29 AM 1
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no matter how much you hate apple,ipad is the best tablet in market 2nd is Asus in my opinion
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Which iPad app do you use that make it better than Asus?
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Bring on this beauty of a beast. Cannot wait to sell my iPad 3, and nab the latest.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 8:09 AM 0
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