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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: The bigger the better
By tayb on 12/14/2012 4:12:08 PM , Rating: 2
I suppose in your world the only reason anyone would buy an Apple product is because they are ignorant? That's


RE: The bigger the better
By JackBurton on 12/15/2012 10:49:13 AM , Rating: 2
More like anti-Apple trolls are are too stupid to figure out why so many people love Apple products.


RE: The bigger the better
By MartyLK on 12/15/2012 1:23:40 PM , Rating: 1
They aren't really ignorant. They're just angry that Apple is successful and are spurting out idiocy from their emotions rather than being rational.

I have a theory that at some point in their past, Apple raped their hamsters, poodles and chickens to make them so angry.

Either that or Samsung enlisted a huge number of them to be very vocal and denounce Apple at every turn.


RE: The bigger the better
By Solandri on 12/17/2012 3:08:43 PM , Rating: 2
Naw, it's the same as any field. The enthusiasts appreciate all the nuances and depth particular to the field. For tech enthusiasts, they like things like self-programmability, hackability, expandability, standard connections, etc.

Then the mass market who doesn't care about that stuff comes in and pulls the rug out from under them. They set a new "standard" based on sheer numbers alone, which leaves the enthusiasts out cold from the product they helped pioneer. That was what was so great about HP in the 1980s and early 1990s. They made mass market stuff, but they never forgot their enthusiast roots. While Compaq used a custom BIOS locking you into Compaq parts, and Dell used a non-standard motherboard power system, everything about HP was standard. You could take it apart and fix it with off the shelf components.

Apple is doing the mass market stuff and simultaneously locking the enthusiasts out of their own devices. If Apple were to dominate the market, the enthusiasts' whole reason for liking tech evaporates. That's why they want Apple to lose. (Personally I want Apple to stick around, since I imagine an Android monopoly won't be much better than the Microsoft monopoly.)


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