iPad Mini Shipments to Drop 20-30% in Q2 2013?

Posted April 17, 2013 at 2:48pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4608 views

A new report from DigiTimes says iPad mini shipments are expected to drop 20-30% in the second quarter of 2013 due to a drop in demand.

The lacking demand stems from consumers waiting for the release of the next generation iPad mini, said the sources. Apple has also recently adjusted its reserves for the current iPad mini, which are estimated to be between 10-12 million during the quarter, down from approximately 15 million in the first quarter of the year.

LG Display is reportedly expecting to ship 3.5 million panels for both iPad and iPad mini models in April 2013, down from 5 million panels in the previous month. Furthermore, that number is expected to drop down to 3 million panels for May and June.

Apple is still aiming to ship 55 million iPad minis in 2013, according to the site's source.

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GKRUT - April 18, 2013 at 10:40pm
I for one sold my iPad4 waiting for the new iPad mini to come out. It looks like I have to wait until September/October. However, I want the new display and faster chip. I just can't see buying an older model that lacks the two features.
Neal - April 18, 2013 at 6:21am
No retina, same processor as the iPhone 4S and high price....what do you expect?
the real J - April 17, 2013 at 3:45pm
Give me retina and I'll be the first to buy.
Ken - April 17, 2013 at 2:55pm
Ahh that credible source Digitimes...
Slasher - April 18, 2013 at 8:00pm
Yeah, Fu*k you Digitimes !
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