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Apple iPad mini vs iPhone 5
According to the recent research of CouponCodes4u the presentation of both iPhone 5 and iPad mini at the same time may have serious negative consequences for sales of the next generation of Apple smartphone. There were a lot of rumors in regards of the release date of new Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini. The most of sources believe that both devices will be presented on the special event in October.
CouponCodes4u interviewed 1873 Americans and ask them to choose what would they spend their money for iPad mini or iPhone 5. 78% of them choose iPad mini dispute the fact that the majority of them (77%) are already own Apple iPhone and instead of upgrading the Apple iPhone they decided to go with the new iPad mini. The main reason for choosing iPad mini was too little difference between iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S.
20% of people who choose iPhone 5 were saying that iPad mini is completely useless and they would use iPhone more often even if they had both devices available at the same time.
CouponCodes4u survey clearly shows that Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini compete each other and releasing them at the same time may have negative impact on sales of both Apple gadgets.
According to the analyst of KGI Securities Ming-Chih Kuo the next generation of Apple smartphone iPhone 5 is expected in September. Apple iPhone sales are unlikely to increase significantly in the current quarter because of the limited availability of components and coming sales of the new model of Apple iPhone. Potential customers may postpone the purchase until the release of Apple iPhone 5.
Apple iPhone 5 comes with bigger touch screen and featured by a new in-cell technology. Mass production of such displays may take some time and therefore production volumes of Apple iPhone 5 may be limited at the beginning of sales.
Although sales in the third quarter are unlikely to be a record, Kuo believes that Apple is waiting for a brilliant fourth quarter, mainly due to release of new models of iPhone and iPad. The analyst believes that in the fourth quarter of 2012 Apple will sell 55 million iPhone smartphones and almost 24 million iPad tablets.
In addition, there are some expectations on redesigned new models of Apple iPod touch media player and Apple iPod nano. Kuo said that next generation Apple devices will be featured by new technologies such as in-sell large displays as well as well by known components such as A5 processor currently used in Apple iPhone 4S.