The iPad mini might be a much hungrier cannibal than Apple had anticipated. Unnamed sources have told Digitimes that Apple has drastically cut its 9.7-inch iPad shipment estimates from 60 million to 33 million in 2013, due largely to the unanticipated popularity of the iPad mini. According to Digitimes‘ sources, Apple is ramping up iPad mini production and has boosted its projected shipments from 40 million to 55 million this year. However, Apple’s supposed new estimates also show a possible drop in overall iPad demand since it now projects to ship 88 million iPads and iPad minis this year, down from the 100 million reported earlier.
Report: Apple Slashes 9.7″ iPad Orders Due to iPad mini
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).