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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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What else would you expect?
By jimbojimbo on 12/14/2012 3:24:08 PM , Rating: 0
I've said before and I'll say it again. No matter what Apple makes they'll sell at least a million of something no matter the cost because there are enough close minded fools out there that will always buy it because it's a new Apple product.




RE: What else would you expect?
By michael2k on 12/14/2012 6:05:09 PM , Rating: 1
That's nice. So what do you have to say about the fact that they repeatedly sell tens of millions of these devices every quarter?

Last quarter I believe it was 25m iPhones, for example, and we're talking about how Apple will probably sell 10m iPad minis per quarter (or more) and another 10m full sized iPads each quarter next year.

Are you trying to say Apple is more skilled at fooling people year after year after year than anyone else?


RE: What else would you expect?
By darkcrayon on 12/14/2012 11:04:01 PM , Rating: 2
Gotta admit there is no shortage of "open-minded geniuses" who don't understand a good product and are too ignorant to realize there is more than one approach to making one.


RE: What else would you expect?
By xti on 12/15/2012 8:02:43 AM , Rating: 2
or on the opposite side, these geniuses swear that the world would be better if the product, or the entire company, didnt exist.

nevermind the people, the impact on eco, etc... they are all part of the "sheep" and are expendable apparently...


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