Analyst: iPad Mini 2013 Shipments to Leave New iPad/iPad 2 in the Dust
December 14, 2012 2:30 PM
comment(s) - last by
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.
Display Search Blog
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: The bigger the better
12/16/2012 9:03:01 PM
iPhone 5 sales are flopping in China.
I don't care for sales number pissing contests, but what is your assumption based on aside from gut instinct and analyst guesses? Official numbers just came out, three million units sold in the first weekend in China compared to five million units sold to the rest of the world in its first weekend. It is on track to beat 4S sales, which hit 30 million units sold in half the time that the GS3 did.
And yes, China has a massive population and these sales numbers are a drop in the bucket. The thing is that China is basically a Germany or UK attached to a dirt poor country of over 1 billion. Taken in that context the sales numbers are bigger than I thought they would be, just imagine if a Western European country by itself made up for what much in iPhone sales.
As for the billion+ Chinese living in poverty, no way Apple is breaking into that market unless they start selling unsubsidized featurephones (the bulk of Android sales) for almost nothing, and that ain't happening anytime soon.
RE: The bigger the better
12/16/2012 9:13:49 PM
Ugh, typo, I meant
million units sold in three days, not three million sold in three days.
"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Apple iPad Mini Review Roundup
October 31, 2012, 1:34 PM
Apple Unveils 7.9" iPad mini, 16GB Model Starts at $329
October 23, 2012, 1:50 PM
Sony's PS4 Outsells Microsoft's Xbox One for February
March 14, 2014, 12:36 PM
Skrillex Releases Free Album Inside App, But Crashes Torture Fans
March 13, 2014, 8:04 PM
Microsoft Waives Windows Phone OS Licensing Fees for Two Hardware Makers in India
March 13, 2014, 1:07 PM
Huawei Says Windows Phone is "Low Priority", Relegates It to Dual OS
March 13, 2014, 11:21 AM
$1,200 Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Camera Offers 120fps Slow Motion Capture
March 13, 2014, 9:04 AM
Surface 2 LTE Tipped for AT&T, Power Cover Available for Pre-order
March 12, 2014, 9:15 AM
Most Popular Articles
Bitcoin King Pt. II: Mt. Gox's Dictator Karpelès Proves Tragically Flawed
March 7, 2014, 1:12 PM
Hack Reveals Fallen Bitcoin CEO's Posh Tokyo Penthouse
March 10, 2014, 4:28 PM
NASA Considering SpaceX "Red Dragon" for Returning Mars Samples to Earth
March 10, 2014, 2:43 PM
India Could Rock Google With Its Biggest Antitrust Fine Yet -- $5B USD
March 10, 2014, 8:12 PM
Sony, Panasonic Announce Archival Disc Standard Coming in 2015
March 10, 2014, 8:50 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Is The Period Becoming an Expression of Anger?
Nov 26, 2013, 2:02 PM
NSA and Congress -- You Will Never Kill the Constitution, It's an Idea
Nov 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information