AppleInsider reports today on new figures from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) that reveal that the iPad mini has seen a big surge in sales in the US, up from 32 to 47 percent year over year in December 2015 figures.
The figures also show that the iPad Air 2 was still the top-selling individual iPad model in the December quarter, but even so, both Air models currently on sale only amounted to 40 percent of units sold in comparison with the iPad mini.
Breaking the figures down further, the cheaper iPad mini 2, released in 2013, proved to be the most popular mini model, with the iPad mini 4, released last year, just behind it. The iPad mini 3 was a long way behind both of them, mainly due to it being basically an iPad mini 2 but with Touch ID and the gold color option thrown in.
The figures also show a healthy start for the newly released iPad Pro, despite the fact that even the entry-level model costs $799.
Source: Mini takes lead in US iPad sales as iPad Pro jumps in at 12 percent, survey data says