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iPad Mini sales could hit 6m in Q4, £299 price point likely, says analyst

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iPad Mini sales could hit 6m in Q4, £299 price point likely, says analyst

Apple could expect to shift six million units of a smaller iPad in a single quarter were it to bring the device to market before Christmas, an influential industry analyst forecasts.

The electronics giant is widely tipped to launch a so-called iPad Mini to see off the challenge to its tablet market dominance from the Google Nexus 7 and a mooted follow-up to the Amazon Kindle Fire.

iPad mini mock-up

According to Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, Apple would benefit most from releasing the iPad Mini in the run-up to Christmas, rather than sticking to its now-established March iPad refresh cycle.

He said: "We believe this implies that Apple could sell 4-6 million smaller iPads in the December quarter, assuming a holiday launch.

"If the launch occurs in [Q4] we believe the smaller iPad would add about one per cent to revenue and [earnings per share] in December."

Munster forecasts Apple will price the iPad Mini at about $299, which ought to equate to about £299 if it follows its usual wallet-stripping dollars-to-pounds pricing policy, and will equip the slate with 16GB of on board memory.

The iPad Mini, which has been mooted for years, is also expected to feature a 7.85-inch screen, though most likely not of the high-density retina display variety and a dual-core processor.

Via:

Apple Insider

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