Higher Shipments Expected with Apple’s iPad Mini

Because of the long wait for Apple’s new tablet PC, many are now aware how it will effect the market of tablet PCs. Now that Google and Amazon are nervous that their Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD will be obliterated once the smaller iPad comes into the scene, many research companies, like the IHS iSupplie, are now predicting that the iPad Mini will have high shipments than its competitors upon its release. It looks like they are predicting that many will sell their old iPads or any tablet PCs just to have this smaller iPad.

According to IHS iSuppli, there is already a 56 % jump in the annual shipments of tablets in 2012. This will have a major kick from the expected release of Apple’s new product this coming October. This will be a huge change because this might also be the start of the 7-inch tablet frenzy. IHS also adds that the 7-inch models will be a large segment of the tablet PC market. It is expected that it will be about 32 %, unlike last year’s 26. It means that the shipments will double from last year’s 21 million to 41 million by the end of 2012.

According to Vinita Jakhanwal, a director in IHS, the tablet PCs will become the biggest growth driver in the market for the small and medium display market. He adds, “While the 9-inch segment dominated by the iPad will account for the majority of tablet display shipments this year, the fastest-growing portion of the market will the 7.x-inch screens used in products like the Galaxy Tab from Samsung Electronics, the Kindle Fire from Amazon, the Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble, and other tablet products using the Google Android operating system.”

The list also includes Google Nexus 7. Although many are categorizing the iPad Mini with the other tablet PC models with 7-inch displays, it is rumored that the smaller iPad will be about 7.85 inches, thus positioning itself more on the 8-inch tablet PC category. It seems that because of its smaller size compared to the older generations of the iPad, this invites customers to shift from the older generation to this new one, by first selling their old iPads.

Because of the iPad 3’s Retina Display, many developers now are trying to develop or improve their tablet display. LGD and Samsung are currently leading the production of having highly developed display for their tablet PCs, until Apple released theirs, that is. LGD and Samsung are now developing more display technologies like wide-viewing angles, in-plane switching, and fringe-field switching. Currently, more electronics companies now are doing their research on improving table panel resolution, battery life and power consumption, and of course, overall performance of the tablet PCs.

This year, the market of the 9-inch tablet PCs is led by Apple with its new iPad 3. 7.43 million units are set to ship this year. That is about 59% of all shipments of tablet PCs. IHS says that the market for 9-inch tablets will increase to 35% from 55.2 million units in 2011.

What to do with your old iPad once the iPad Mini is released? Well, it is up to you. Just take this into consideration: larger display tablets are more for creation and business productivity, but the smaller ones are for smaller tasks like checking e-mails and other simple activities. If you want to buy the new iPad, sell it at CashforiPads.com!


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