Boy Genius Report writes today that one analyst, namely Sameer Singh at Tech-Thoughts, is predicting that Apple could sell between 24 and 26 million iPads in the current quarter, which of course includes the holiday season, and he thinks that 7 million of those could be iPad minis. Singh says that this estimate factors in the fact that there may be ongoing supply constraints affecting the iPad mini’s sales figures for this period. He adds that he thinks that there may only be 10 million iPad mini displays in total shipped before the end of the year. According to a previous story on Boy Genius Report, there are mass production issues affecting the manufacture of the iPad mini’s display. Apparently it did not help matters when Apple decided it no longer wanted Samsung to provide the display for the iPad mini, and it has taken a while for Apple to find other manufacturers to take Samsung’s place in the iPad mini supply chain.
Source: iPad Q4 shipment estimate: 24-26 million | BGR
iPad mini price rumor: supply chain woes blamed for high price | BGR