Apple’s iPad mini has leapfrogged its bigger brother in terms of sales. If the latest figures
and projections from NPD DisplaySearch are anything to go by it seems like the market has shifted and smaller tablets will take over in 2013.
“We now understand that Apple may be planning to sell 55M iPad minis (7.9”) and 33M iPads (9.7”) in 2013,”
The focus upon smaller screened tablets isn’t just from Apple’s customers. NPD figures looks at industry-wide shipments which indicate
that “in the first month of 2013, tablet PC panel shipments shifted dramatically toward smaller screen sizes”.
Also NPD suggests that the mini tablets are about to get a shot in the arm with higher resolution displays.