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  • Decreasing Demand for iPad mini? Not So Fast


    According to the CEO of Pegatron - the company rumored to be leading efforts to help Apple produce its low-cost iPhone for release in the third quarter of this year - there hasn't necessarily been a significant reduction in demand for Apple's iPad mini.

    Earlier this week, reports filled the blogosphere that insisted Apple's pint-sized tablet had endured a weakening of market demand. Pegatron's chief executive officer Jason Cheng was asked about this rumor and clearly backed away from any confirmation of the iPad mini's struggle to stay in demand.

    As it turns out, Pegtaron may be to blame for these rumors in the first place. Or, perhaps, it was Bloomberg. You see, Bloomberg recently implied that Pegatron's declining revenues may have been caused to an extent by reduced demand for Apple's iPad mini.

    "I clearly refused to comment on specific products, nor customers, even though he continued with other questions," Cheng reportedly said after the Bloomberg piece ran. "I did say those words that he quotes me in the article… but I did not say anything associated with any specific products."

    The Pegatron boss classified any claims about the iPad mini's softening demand as pure "speculation."

    Sources: Bloomberg, Apple 2.0
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Decreasing Demand for iPad mini? Not So Fast started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Rumors, speculation, rumors, speculation???? This is why I just wait! I even laugh at the local abc news channel when they report on Apple is coming out with low cost iPhone this fall. I just think "how can you report news like that on the air on a rumor/speculation"???
    1. trevorrawson's Avatar
      trevorrawson -
      If they ever put a retina display on this bad boy I'll snag one. Until then....I wait
    1. Akashayrohida's Avatar
      Akashayrohida -
      Some are saying the will put retina display, some are saying battery will be a problem for retina display
    1. 5kylar's Avatar
      5kylar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Rumors, speculation, rumors, speculation???? This is why I just wait! I even laugh at the local abc news channel when they report on Apple is coming out with low cost iPhone this fall. I just think "how can you report news like that on the air on a rumor/speculation"???
      Because the media reports what they are told to report, and when to report it. The anchormen/anchorwomen doesn't give a flying f*** where the info is sourced at, it's just a job to them.
    1. ScottyColorado's Avatar
      ScottyColorado -
      Everybody is waiting for retina mini.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Rumors, speculation, rumors, speculation???? This is why I just wait! I even laugh at the local abc news channel when they report on Apple is coming out with low cost iPhone this fall. I just think "how can you report news like that on the air on a rumor/speculation"???
      Often because they report it AS rumor or speculation OR they have a good source and actually have solid info. I, for one, have made good decisions in the past based on such reporting. I listen to the particulars and determine if it is speculation, rumor, inside information subject to change, or something more concrete. Hell, even officially announced information is far from a confirmation, like the white iPhone 4 launch date!
    1. REMED1AL's Avatar
      REMED1AL -
      Like every other Apple product demand slows as we await the updated version... retina.