According to a research report that Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani gave to investors this Monday that he expects Apple will sell 21.6 million units iPad in the fourth quarter. However, this forecast is only for Apple currently selling 9.7 inches iPad.
Daryanani said, if Apple launch the iPad Mini in the fourth quarter, then Apple may sell 8 million units iPad, which will bring Apple $2,0 billion net profit. This will allow the iPad sales reach 29.6 million units in the fourth quarter.
At the same time when this forecast released, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Apple has ordered 10 million units iPad Mini Tablet PC for the fourth quarter. This new 7.85-inch iPad is expected to be launched this month and sold before the Christmas shopping season.
It is said that Apple’s overseas suppliers have begun production of the iPad Mini. This Tablet PC display resolution is expected to be lower than the current iPad Retina Display configuration.
Apple iPad Mini is expected to compete with the smaller size of the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7 and Barnes&Noble Noble Nook Tablet PC on price. In recent weeks, the exposured iPad Mini components showed that iPad Mini has black and white twp colors, there is a model with cellular connectivity, which can access the internet on the move.
Last week, there were rumors that Apple will be issued invitation on Wednesday (October 10) to hold iPad Mini media conference. According to the previous product release schedules, this product launch will be held a week later on October 17, and the products will be sold before the end of the month.