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Analyst Foresees Positive iPad Mini Commercial Performance

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Apple has reportedly ordered 10 million units for the last few months of 2012 alone.

According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, the iPad Mini could affect the larger iPad's sales figures.

In a note to investors, he said the iPad Mini will have a 20 percent cannibalization rate on sales for the regular iPad.

He believes that every five million iPad Mini unit sales will subsequently result in a decrease of one million sales for the larger iPad units.

Janney Montgomery Scott’s Bill Choi, meanwhile, expects the 7.85-inch iPad to cannibalize around 15 percent of standard iPad sales. “We view the smaller iPad as mostly an incremental opportunity, but see some modest cannibalization risk to the iPad and iPod touch,” he said.

Choi expects that for the December quarter, Apple will sell a total of 25.5 million iPad units, with the iPad Mini attributing to six million of those sales. Apple has instilled enough confidence into the tablet that it has reportedly ordered 10 million units for the fourth quarter.

The iPad Mini is due to be announced on October 23, while a release date is said to follow a week later on November 2.


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    dimar , October 20, 2012 8:58 PM
    I foresee no microSD memory expansion muhahahaha!!!
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    hate machine , October 20, 2012 8:18 PM
    lostmyclanwhy the hell toms only posts about apple ??? no tests no reviews, why toms ? i need find other site for my infos.

    It is Zak Islam, what do you expect?
  • 0 Hide
    rolled , October 20, 2012 8:26 PM
    Self Fulfilling prophecy
  • 13 Hide
    dimar , October 20, 2012 8:58 PM
    I foresee no microSD memory expansion muhahahaha!!!
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    wemakeourfuture , October 20, 2012 9:38 PM
    dimarI foresee no microSD memory expansion muhahahaha!!!

    I predict my AAPL shares go higher
  • 4 Hide
    Yuka , October 20, 2012 9:41 PM
    wemakeourfutureI predict my AAPL shares go higher

    Get ready to sell during the conference, cause after they show the iPad mini brings nothing new to the table, you'll be under a few grand, haha.

  • 5 Hide
    husker , October 20, 2012 10:55 PM
    Tom's Reader Foresees Analyst Predicting The Obvious
  • 8 Hide
    jkflipflop98 , October 21, 2012 12:25 AM
    If you really have shares in Apple, I would hope that you remember what happened to the company the last time Mr. Jobs wasn't there. You better get out while the gettin' is good.
  • 1 Hide
    yobobjm , October 21, 2012 2:09 AM
    Apple losing stock price after a product announcement? Nah, the hipster sheep will always enjoy things even when they are no longer innovative or unique in any way.
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    bigdog44 , October 21, 2012 2:47 AM
    How does an Analcyst foresee anything... Oh i get it out of his brown-eye
  • 2 Hide
    ojas , October 21, 2012 5:20 AM
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    ojas , October 21, 2012 5:21 AM
    I literally open Apple news just to troll these days.
  • 0 Hide
    bllue , October 21, 2012 5:36 AM
    Buy a Surface instead. Don't throw your monny away
  • 0 Hide
    killerclick , October 21, 2012 8:02 AM
    bllueBuy a Surface instead. Don't throw your monny away

    Surface with its 1366x768 screen, Tegra 3, no apps and a $500 price tag (no keyboard)? Oh yeah, it'll have Office... if you really need to edit spreadsheets on a tablet.

    Even if Surface wasn't an underpowered, overpriced piece of crap, I'm not supporting Microsoft while it's trying to push the entire PC world into their walled garden. Last time I gave them money (for Windows 7), they used it to develop Windows 8. I'm not giving them any more money until they get their act together.
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    portentous , October 22, 2012 1:11 AM
    Interesting analysis... How about the effect of iPad Mini on the sales on the still relatively new iPod Touch?
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    jackbling , October 22, 2012 3:32 PM
    Analyst are reporting that analysts are underpaid.