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iPad mini could push total holiday iPad sales to nearly 30 million

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:38PM EST

If Apple (AAPL) does come close to selling 10 million iPad minis in the fourth quarter of 2012, it could push total iPad sales up to the 30 million mark for the holiday season. As AppleInsider writes, RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani has projected that Apple will sell 21.6 million 9.7-inch iPad models and 8 million 7.85-inch iPad models over the fourth quarter of 2012, meaning total iPad sales for Q4 would hit 29.6 million. Daryanani says that launching the iPad mini would provide Apple with a “$2-billion net benefit,” which obviously gives Apple a pretty strong incentive to release a smaller version of its popular tablet.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.