Next version of Apple’s smaller tablet expected soon


    The anticipation in the market is very high. People are awaiting its arrival for multiple reasons. With iPad Mini becoming most popular tablet from the Cupertino based company, fans want to see a tablet that comes with better display quality than its numerous market competitors.

    One upon a time there were only Apple tablets in the market and there was no actual competition. But things have changed drastically in the last one year. Now Android tablets are being sold in larger number than iOS tablets manufactured by Apple in the market. Apple’s market share has shrunk to merely 40 percent of the whole tablet market and its tablets have truly lost the edge over its competitors.

    After seeing the sagging sales of iPad Mini, many market analysts have concluded that this is because of the fact that Apple is preparing to launch the new version of the tablet in the market. The excitement for the new iPad Mini version is clearly high as iPad Mini fans are awaiting the introduction of the Mini with retina display. The retina display in iPad Mini is going to substantially improve the sales figures of the Mini, making it more successful than even the current version. A report in AppleInsider says that Cirrus Logic, a leading chain supplier for Cupertino based Apple has said that the demand for iPad Mini is going down substantially. On the other hand, another report in Bloomberg suggested the downgraded revenue guidance issued recently by Apple contractor Pegatron. So this all add up to the fact that time of iPad Mini 2 launch is approaching fast.

    Other sources also indicate towards this very same aspect. A DigiTimes report says that Apple is reducing orders of iPad Mini to reinforce the supply and production of the iPad Mini 2 release during the summer or autumn. According to Digi Times’ industry sources close to Apple’s supply chain, Apple has planned to shrink orders of shipment of the iPad Mini in the second quarter of 2013. The reports explained, “Apple’s cut comes as it is adjusting its reserves for the next-generation iPad Mini, which is likely to be released in the third quarter, added the sources. However, the sources also noted that Apple’s cut is because of increased competition from various 7-inch Android tablets.” However, it should also be noted that, the US Patent and Trademark Office declined the registration of trademark for the Apple’s iPad Mini in January this year. The USPTO sent a mail to Apple in which the officer reviewing claimed that the word “Mini” is “merely a description” and the device is just a miniature version of Apple’s iPad tablet.

    As far as specs in the next gen iPad version are concerned, the next iPad Mini 2 is expected to flaunt a HD Retina Display and IGZO screen that will run on the A6X processor along with a stylish Gorilla Glass 3. The iPad Mini 2 will also have the upgraded resolution to 2048X1536 pixels. Meanwhile, iPad 5 is expected to be priced between $399 and $499 when it launches, while the iPad Mini 2 may get further pricey at $329 due to its Retina Display. so if you are awaiting its arrival please be prepared to receive it in the near future.


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