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Apple's iPad mini will make up about half of Apple's total iPad shipments in 2013

The fact that Apple's iPad is predicted to steal much of the tablet market share next year is no surprise; however, the fact that the iPad mini may outpace the iPad 2 and the new iPad is certainly interesting.

According to DisplaySearch, which is a global market research and consulting firm, Apple's iPad mini will make up about half of Apple's total iPad shipments in 2013.

Apple expects to ship a total of 100 million iPads in 2013. Out of that total, DisplaySearch predicts that the iPad mini will account for about 50 million of those shipments while the new iPad and the iPad 2 will ship about 40 million and 10 million respectively.

DisplaySearch further predicts that there will be a total of 170 million tablet shipments in 2013 (from all tablet makers, not just Apple). If Apple were to achieve the 100 million shipments, it would have about 60 percent of the market share.

For 2012, despite being released in October, the iPad mini is holding its own concerning sales. In Q3, Apple shipped 1.6 million, and for Q4, the tech giant is asking panel makers to ship over 12 million.

This is an interesting prediction, considering many saw the iPad mini as being far too expensive for a 7-inch tablet (starts at $329) when so many others in the 7-inch arena typically start at $199 (i.e., Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD).

The iPad mini was unveiled in late October of this year. It sports a 7.85-inch display, a 1024x768 resolution, dual-core A5 processor, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage options for $329/$429/$529 respectively, a lightning connector and LTE capabilities for an extra $130 to those sticker prices.


Source: Display Search Blog



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apple logo
By Uncle on 12/14/2012 2:56:19 PM , Rating: 2
What else can I buy with an apple logo, for $329 to show off how cool I am. Now nobody will know I'm on food stamps. Other upper crust apple users will respect me, and treat me as one of their own. I can surf the web in style and check my email knowing that others are envious of me. Time to get rid of my other tablet that did all of the above but at a much cheaper price entry. I just love it, makes me feel like, I can't describe it, when people look at my apple logo with envy.




RE: apple logo
By testerguy on 12/17/2012 8:25:42 AM , Rating: 3
All of what you just said - is in your head.

And the heads of many insecure bitter Apple haters worldwide.

People don't buy an Apple to 'show off how cool' they are, because the vast majority of tablets are Apple - it's the mainstream.

People buy it because it has the best battery life, most, highest quality apps, it's thinner and lighter than the competition and it's well engineered.

It's truly ignorant people like you who are actually attempting to look down on people who buy technology because they like the technology.


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