Apple iPad Rumor Roundup 1/18: Demand Slowing for Full Size iPad?
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by BWW News Desk
According to Reuters this morning, Sharp, who is one of three companies supplying displaying panels for both the iPad and the iPad Mini has slowed production to 'minimal levels this month' for the full size iPad.
Analysts are saying this morning that this fuels previous speculation that the iPad mini has been hurting sales of the full-size iPad. Of course there's no word if any of the other manufacturers have stepped up production, or if this is in any way related to rumors of Spring-time product updates. It's also unknown how many of the panels the company already has is stock -- so there's a lot of smoke here, but little fire.
Earlier this week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in an investor analyst note that both the 5th Generation iPad and iPad mini will be released in the third quarter.
His predictions? The 5th Generation iPad will receive an updated design, matching that of the iPad Mini including a thinner bezel and less weight. The iPad Mini 2 he's predicting will go Retina.
iPad mini is a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad, and features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10 hours of battery life.** The fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance*. Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6.