When asked whether his company will be able to meet demand for the new Retina iPad Mini this holiday season, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, didn’t express a great deal of confidence. During his company’s quarterly earnings conference call, Cook said the following regarding the matter:
It's unclear whether we will have enough for the quarter or not. We know how many we will have, but you really don't know the demand until you start shipping.
For the September quarter which has just ended, Apple executives revealed that the company beat its own internal expectations for iPad sales. Overall iPad sales were at 14.1 million for the three-month period, up slightly from the 14 million the company shipped in the same quarter a year prior. Cook Mentioned that Apple isn’t focused on unit share when it comes to sales of its device and that he would rather attract and retain customers through customer satisfaction. The CEO still says he’s “confident” that Apple will grow its iPad sales year over year in the December quarter as well.
How do you feel knowing that the Retina iPad Mini may be in short supply this upcoming holiday season? Will you try to snag one for yourself or someone you know?