Friday, August 3, 2012

Analyst Hint At September Introduction Of iPad Mini

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An analyst from KG Securities recently claimed that the iPad Mini may be introduced by Apple by September, possibly right after the iPhone 5 will be introduced into the market.

MacRumors reported that Ming-Chi Kuo hinted at the possibility that the iPad Mini will be launched by Apple within the month of September.  Kuo also indicated that the iPhone 5 will also be introduced by the company near the start of the same month, which will be closely followed by the supposed iPad Mini.

The demand for the iPad Mini is anticipated to be high if it will be introduced in September. The estimated sales of the upcoming smaller model of the tablet offering of Apple is expected to reach 1.8 million units by the end of the third quarter, Kuo added. By the fourth quarter, sales of the iPad Mini may go up to around 13 million units, which is much higher compared to the earlier models of the device.

In addition to the possible September release of the iPad Mini, Kuo also indicated that some modifications may be made on the earlier model of the device. Among the modifications, which will supposedly be made in the third quarter, will deal with the heating problems of the device as well as to reduce its cost.

Apple is expected to have a profitable fourth quarter with the upcoming introduction of the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini. Sales of the iPhone will likely exceed the 55 million mark, according to Kuo, while sales of the iPad may exceed the 30 million mark.

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