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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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RE: Sometimes smaller is better?
By name99 on 12/14/2012 4:05:46 PM , Rating: 2
How many times do we need to say it?
Jobs (like any CEO) was NOT in the business of giving out free advice to his competitors and the public. WHATEVER he said, he said to advantage Apple at that point in time.

This is hardly uncommon --- we just saw the EXACT SAME THING with the head of T-Mobile muttering about how he wasn't going to support iPhone --- until he was.

Only a fool hears the pronouncements of a CEO and assumes they mean their naive interpretation.


By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 12/16/2012 11:58:48 AM , Rating: 2
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How many times do we need to say it?

I guess you (there is no "we" here, stop acting like you speak for some nonexistent group of "in-the-know people") can say it as many times as you feel you need to.
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Jobs (like any CEO) was NOT in the business of giving out free advice to his competitors and the public. WHATEVER he said, he said to advantage Apple at that point in time.

That's cute that you believe that, but it's clear that Jobs believed that 10" was the "right" size for a tablet, and it wasn't until Apple started seeing significant movement of smaller devices did they decide to move into that market segment.


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