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  • Apple May Kill iPad 2 to Ramp Up 'iPad mini' Production


    As MMi has reported in recent days, Apple is widely expected to unveil the new iPad mini next Tuesday in anticipation of the device's formal market introduction on or around November 2nd. But with supply issues already hounding Apple's iPhone 5 production, Apple is said to be ready and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that the iPad mini is available in ample supply.

    One possible move on the part of Apple is to pull the plug on iPad 2 production. Analyst Rob Cihra at Evercore Partners revealed this week that Apple will likely cease production of the second generation iPad in order to concentrate on manufacturing the iPad mini.

    Unlike Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, who this week estimated that Apple will sell approximately 5 million iPad minis before the end of 2012, Cihra believes that the Cupertino, California-based tech giant will sell close to 7 million iPad mini units during the 4th quarter.

    Following the launch of the iPad mini, Cihra speculates that Apple will only sell two iPad models - the 7.8-inch iPad mini and the current third generation 10-inch iPad.

    Source: Statesmansentinel
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple May Kill iPad 2 to Ramp Up 'iPad mini' Production started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. randy_c's Avatar
      randy_c -
      Now Samsung can sue Apple for copy the 7" design
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by randy_c View Post
      Now Samsung can sue Apple for copy the 7" design
      It doesn't work like that...
    1. Kupe's Avatar
      Kupe -
      Who knew they were still even making iPad 2????
    1. TechnoUniversity's Avatar
      TechnoUniversity -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kupe View Post
      Who knew they were still even making iPad 2????
      Well they are still selling and selling well at that.
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      It doesn't work like that...
      Well that is what apple has done in the past!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by scroogelives View Post
      Well that is what apple has done in the past!
      Nah, if you've looked closely, Apple sues regardless if the size is similar.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Nah, if you've looked closely, Apple sues regardless if the size is similar.
      Yeah Apple will just sue Samsung for having a 7" rectangle similar to theirs.
    1. redline11786's Avatar
      redline11786 -
      Could Samsung sue Apple if they end up calling it the iPad mini? Since Samsung just came out with the Galaxy S 3 mini...bah, isn't there a UN type thing for communications patents starting up??
    1. redstar299's Avatar
      redstar299 -
      You would sue to if your ideas were stolen