The iPad Mini is the darling of teenagers, thereâ€™s no doubt about that. Its more portable form factor isnâ€™t the single feature that is attracting teens and other categories of users, with the display also playing a major role.
According to a new report coming from analyst Amit Daryanani with RBC Capital Markets, the inclusion of the Retina Display in the iPad Mini 2 will help the 7.9 inch tablet outsell the fifth-generation iPad by nearly 2:1 this holiday season. The analyst sees the iPad mini taking a 65 percent share of Apple's overall new tablet sales, while the 9.7-inch iPad 5 will account for the remaining 35 percent.
There might be some issues with the production of a Retina-packed iPad Mini. First of all, Apple might have to postpone the iPad Mini 2 launch because of supply constraints, which means it could be launched after the iPad 5, on a separate event. Secondly, the iPad mini 2 could be thicker to accommodate a bigger battery. If Apple manages to release the iPad Mini 2 with the Retina Display during the same time as the iPad 5 and if the device isnâ€™t much thicker than the previous generation, then it probably has good chances of outselling its bigger brother.
Analyst David Evanson of Canaccord Genuity is on the iPad 5 side as he thinks that the slimmer fifth-generation iPad will slightly outsell the Retina iPad mini. He even gives some accurate numbers: 12.9 million "iPad 5" units to 11.5 million Retina iPad mini units.
What do you think? Which iPad is going to be more popular - the iPad 5 or the iPad Mini 2?