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iPad Mini So Popular it Could Become the Main iPad

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Dec 14, 2012.

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    According to a report on CNET today, the iPad mini is proving to be so popular that it could soon be the main iPad. This view comes via NPD DisplaySearch, who say that the iPad mini could be about to “eclipse†the full-sized Retina iPad. CNET says that Apple had originally expected to sell 6 million iPad minis, but DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh says that this is looking to be a very low forecast, with Apple now asking display panel makers to ship more than 12 million displays in the fourth quarter, specifically for the iPad mini. In a response to an email question from CNET, Hsieh said that the iPad mini is actually selling better than the fourth-gen full-size Retina iPad: “It seems people especially like the size…lighter, slimmer and easier to carry.â€[/FONT]

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    [FONT=&quot]CNET goes on to say that according to DisplaySearch, by 2013, the iPad mini could make up half of all iPad shipments. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Source:[/FONT] iPad Mini set to eclipse Retina iPad | Apple - CNET News
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    Of course. And when it gets the retina and beefed up insides, it will be the number 1 tablet in the World! :)
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    Agreed! It's already replaced my iPad 3 :D
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    I suspect this is because a lot of people just bought the third-gen iPad and aren't ready to upgrade yet, rather than a lot of iPad owners migrating to the Mini (though I'm sure some have).
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    ...and to think that about 6 months ago...people were saying that the iPad mini wasn't ever going to happen! How about that it's here and here with such popularity! ;)
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    Unless I get one as a gift or win it in a contest I am not buying one lol.


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    I absolutely love my iPad mini, and I'm glad it turned out to be so popular.. hopefully the popularity will mean Apple wont kill it off anytime soon.
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    Nope, they will just create thousands of updated versions of it just like the standard iPad lol.

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    I'm surprised at that if its true. Am I the only one that values screen real estate? I must be missing the benefit of the additional portability and lighter weight. I'm pretty happy with my iPad 2 as far as lightness and portability are concerned. Just like cell phones, I just don't get. Must be me :)
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    I don't think you need to feel threatened in anyway....Apple will keep the larger screen around....and I'll sell you my 3 gen once the retina mini comes out. :)
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    Good, just wanna be sure they don't decide to ditch the current big screen version.

    Threatened? Nah, threatened is five big hairy guys with clubs encircling you with pissed off looks on their faces. ;)
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    :)
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    I don't really get it either. If my iPad 4 screen was any smaller, I would have saved myself the money and just used my iPhone.
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    It seems to be early to comment upon as presently we are having cell phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and phablets. Now I believe iPad mini would be able to make its own place only when calling facility would be incorporated.
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    I look at it the other way, if the Mini was any bigger I'd just use my ultrabook.
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    I like screens of all sizes -- candy bar phone, 5" phablet, 7" and full size, along with netbooks, laptops and PCs. I just use what works best for whatever I want to do. There's no "best" size for all uses, so I don't bother to rate them. I just enjoy them all, lol.
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    And as you said, there are many uses. My preference for the iPad 4 didn't stop my inner geek from ordering the mini:)
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    im not get that iPod i'm already satisfied with my mini iPod.lol
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    A couple of weeks ago , one of my friends told me he was getting the iPad 4 for his daughter for Christmas . When I asked him why he wasn't getting the mini instead , he replied :" Oh , she wouldn't want THAT !"
    I'm ready to bet she will exchange it as soon as she gets it for the mini ;-))))
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    i like but i have a mini ipod and i really like it.

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