Will There Be No New iPad Minis for Christmas?
There has already been some speculation that the new iPad mini won’t be ready for an October launch at all, much less for holiday shoppers. The sources who spoke to Reuters said that Apple could either decide to make the limited quantities available by the end of the year, or could wait until 2014 for a full release of the next generation iPad mini.
Google released its Nexus 7 tablet with the retina technology in July, and Amazon unveiled its new line of Kindle Fire tablets last week. With that kind of competition on the market, and the fact that Apple’s iPads are much more expensive than rival tablets, not having the new iPad mini available by the holidays could cause consumers who would’ve preferred an iPad to defect to a different brand.
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