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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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Apple Cutting iPad Mini Shipments in Q2 2013 to Prepare for Next Generation?




Digitimes is reporting that Apple is set to cut shipments of iPad mini in the second quarter of 2013, according to its industry sources.

The cut is said to be a 20% reduction for the month of April, with steeper cuts potentially following in the remainder of the quarter, although the report does not specify whether the cuts are relative to previous production plans or to current-quarter output.
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Apple has reportedly cut its shipments of the iPad mini to between 10-12 million units for the second quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. The figure is based on shipment information given from multiple sources who provide various components for Apple's iPad mini.

The decrease may be as high as 20% on month during April, the sources noted, and may continue to slightly decrease throughout the quarter to bring total shipments of the iPad mini to as low as 10 million units during the quarter.
The move comes two weeks after Apple started offering refurbished iPad minis on sale for the first time and may be tied to Apple devoting resources to the production of the next-generation iPad mini. The report claims, however, that competition from 7-inch tablets may also be playing a role.

Rumors of production cuts for Apple products are always difficult to put much stock into, as Apple's internal build plans are fluid as the company manages its nimble supply chain to adjust for demand and product transitions.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has also cautioned against reading too much into supply chain reports, noting that the company has multiple sources for many components and that yield rates may vary over time, meaning that supply chain reports typically offer incomplete pictures of Apple's production situation.

DisplaySearch analyst Paul Semenza speculated that, based on supply chain data, the next-generation iPad mini would be released in the third or fourth quarter of 2013. Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also predicted a third-quarter release for the next iPad mini.

The next iPad mini has been rumored to include a Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, which would give it the same number of pixels as the full-sized iPad but with a higher-density 324 pixels per inch. However, iMore's Rene Ritchie, who has also been relatively accurate, has predicted earlier this month that an interim spec-bumped iPad mini could launch in April and claimed that a Retina display iPad mini doesn't "sound imminent."

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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:47 AM   #2
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Cook is bluffing.

Clearly, this is because nobody wants the iPad mini over those hot 7" tablets with superior specs. /s
No really, the next generation iPad mini is obvious. Hopefully with a retina display?

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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:51 AM   #3
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Mac Pro.

Just...Mac Pro. K?
Do you actually use or plan on using one? Just asking since I also feel the urge to complain about the Mac Pro not coming out even though I'm set on keeping my 2008 one for a long time
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:53 AM   #4
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is it still a good time to buy an ipad mini? was considering a 16gb ipad mini with 50 dollar staples coupon
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:54 AM   #5
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Do you actually use or plan on using one? Just asking since I also feel the urge to complain about the Mac Pro not coming out even though I'm set on keeping my 2008 one for a long time
I plan on buying one. Logic says I'll most likely use it, though I've bought some things in the past and have not used them one bit.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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I plan on buying one. Logic says I'll most likely use it, though I've bought some things in the past and have not used them one bit.
OK. If I was buying a new one, I'd be totally PO'd at Apple right now.

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is it still a good time to buy an ipad mini? was considering a 16gb ipad mini with 50 dollar staples coupon
Isn't Staples $50 more expensive anyway?
Either way, if you're willing to wait another 1 or 2 months, I'd recommend waiting.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:27 AM   #7
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Can we stop regurgitating DigiTimes' "news" please? How many times do they have to be wrong before sites smarten up and start ignoring them??
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:32 AM   #8
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:33 AM   #9
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Pro. Mac Pro.

my wating list is all about the Pro line of hardware and sofware.

Logic Pro X please...
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:40 AM   #10
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I'm waiting for the update, I hope it comes soon
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:51 AM   #11
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Can we stop regurgitating DigiTimes' "news" please? How many times do they have to be wrong before sites smarten up and start ignoring them??
Gotta hand it to them for trying. Over and over and over.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:56 AM   #12
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Gotta hand it to them for trying. Over and over and over.
yeah. even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day.
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Can we stop regurgitating DigiTimes' "news" please? How many times do they have to be wrong before sites smarten up and start ignoring them??
I think their 'news' will reduce about 50k ipad mini sales... Look look...now I'm an analyst
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 02:22 AM   #14
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I bought and subsequently returned an iPad Mini because of two factors:

1. It was obvious that the screen was not as good as the retina iPad.

2. AT&T won't allow the Mini to be a Hotspot unless you get the highest data plan or a shared data plan.

Now I am still unlimited on my iPhone so I have not opted to go for a shared family plan.

While I have an iPad 2 that is pretty much adopted by the kids, and I know the Mini is the same resolution on a smaller screen, so a greater PPI, I am spoiled by my retina iPhone and will wait for the iPad Mini with Retina. I would prefer the smaller and lighter form factor over the full size iPad.

Here's to holding out a few more months.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 02:24 AM   #15
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 02:27 AM   #16
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Gotta hand it to them for trying. Over and over and over.
What exactly does Digitimes do?

Are they ever correct about anything?

Or are they a parody news organization like The Onion?
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 02:32 AM   #17
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Can we stop regurgitating DigiTimes' "news" please? How many times do they have to be wrong before sites smarten up and start ignoring them??
Who is accurate then? Mingchi Kuo? Yes, very often. You know he is part of Digitimes, right? http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/pro...rgetid=profile

They have had a lot of misses but also some spot-on claims that the Apple movement seems to have forgotten. It has basically become the "hip" thing to say. DigiTimes is useless, DigiTimes is stupid, bla bla bla.
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I'm waiting for 50" iPad.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 02:38 AM   #19
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Man Apple needs to come out with more than 1 new iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone a year. Does anyone remember when they were a computer company?
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 02:51 AM   #20
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It will be so cool if I can get a new iPad Mini for my birthday in July!

It would be even better if someone else would pay for it
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.....Here's to holding out a few more months.
Millions, including yours truly, are holding out for that sweet little puppy.....

If weight, battery life and price are similar to the current Mini, they won't be able to make 'em fast enough.
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Next iPad mini to have mobile reception?
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I'm waiting for 50" iPad.
I remember Picard using one of those on the Enterprise in First Contact!
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We all know what coming. Retina iPad mini.


Basically, the device the should have come out the first time around.
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