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iPad Shipments Q2 2013

iPad shipments expected to decline for first time ever in Q2

May 28th, 2013

Shipments of Apple’s iPad line may soon see a year-over-year decline for the first time since Apple debuted the iPad in 2010. With Apple’s cheaper iPad mini just 6 months old, demand for Apple’s tablets is already taking a hit from increasingly competitive Android tablets, which now offer user vastly improved user experiences compared to …

iPad Mini Manufacturer Demand Falling

Yet another Apple supplier reports falling demand for products [updated]

May 8th, 2013

The iPhone 5 has come under a lot of scrutiny lately, with both analysts and Apple suppliers claiming that they’ve seen disappointing demand for the device, but now it seems that demand for the iPad mini may be falling as well. Bloomberg reports that iPad mini manufacturer Pegatron is projecting that its second-quarter revenue “will drop …

8-inch Android Tablets

Apple does it again: iPad mini opens the floodgates for 8-inch tablets

May 7th, 2013

When Apple unveiled the iPad in 2010, smartphone vendors were caught off guard and they rushed to launch similar tablets to take advantage of the new market that had been created. Their early efforts were absolutely awful, however. Android slates have gotten much, much better since those early days and now Android vendors’ combined tablet …

iPad Mini 2 Retina Display

Next iPad mini’s Retina displays may enter mass production next month

May 7th, 2013

Reviewers loved the iPad mini and every indication suggests the smaller Apple slate is selling to consumers quite well. The one item that seems to be on everyone’s wish list, however, is a Retina display. Coming from Apple devices like the full-size iPad and the iPhone 5, the iPad mini’s pixel-starved screen can be painful …

iPad Mini 2 Release Date

Buying a Retina iPad mini this year might be a bad idea

May 6th, 2013

Apple is widely expected to launch an updated version of its iPad mini tablet later this year with a new Retina display, but consumers waiting for the refreshed tablet might want to skip the second-generation model and wait a bit longer. NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim on Sunday told CNET that Apple’s next-generation iPad mini tablet …

iPad Mini Shipments

iPad mini reportedly accounted for 64% of all iPads shipped last quarter

April 30th, 2013

That chomping sound you hear is the iPad mini eating into the sales of its older sibling. Unnamed sources have told Digitimes that Apple shipped 12.5 million iPad minis last quarter that accounted for roughly 64% of all iPads shipped. The reported iPad mini shipment numbers would give Apple’s 8-inch tablet a significant edge over …

iPad Mini 2 Price

Cheaper iPad mini reportedly on the way

April 29th, 2013

One of the big knocks on Apple’s iPad mini is that it’s priced significantly higher than rival tablets such as the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. MacRumors points us to a new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple has apparently taken this criticism to heart and is …

iPhone 5S release date

iPhone 5S will reportedly launch in early September

April 25th, 2013

A new report from Citigroup Global Securities confirms that Apple is planning to release both its next-generation iPhone and its long rumored low-cost iPhone in early September, China Times reported. The firm also claims that Apple is planning to launch a TD-SCDMA version of both devices for China Mobile in late September or early October. As for a new full-sized …

iPad mini shipments may drop by 30% in Q2 due to 'lacking demand'

iPad mini shipments may drop by 30% in Q2 due to ‘lacking demand’

April 17th, 2013

More potential bad news for Apple investors on Wednesday: shipments of the iPad mini could drop by as much as 30% in the second quarter. According to unnamed supply chain sources speaking with Digitimes, Apple’s manufacturing partners will ship 20% to 30% fewer iPad minis this quarter than they did between January and March due …