Analyst: iPad mini would “take off like wildfire” in China

China is known for loving its Apple products. However, when speaking of the iPad mini, analyst with Topeka Capital Markets, Brian White, says the iPad mini won’t just sell well, but will be the “next big thing.” Why the iPad mini? In response to this question, White points out the every growing market for the Galaxy Note, Samsung’s “phablet” (phone and tablet) device.

While the Galaxy note is also a smartphone, we believe the tablet capabilities are the main reason for purchase in China…Our conversations during our meetings and casual consumer interactions this week tells us the iPad Mini will take off like wildfire in China.

So it may not only be because it is an Apple device, but because it fits in the “mid-range” for screen size. AppleInsider points out that if the iPad mini is priced around $250-$300, it will cut the Galaxy Note II’s price in half. Hong Kong is already going crazy for the iPhone 5, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a new device set a blaze as well.

What do you think? Are you interested in an iPad mini? What do you think of his predictions? Let us know in the comments.


Via: AppleInsider

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  • BrianBarker1

    I could care less about an iPad Mini. What I really want them to do is make a (and I still hate this term) “phablet” I would LOVE to see an iPhone the size of the Galaxy note 2. They don’t have to replace the iPhone 5, they could just have the iPhone 5 and maybe the “iPhone 5 XL” or just “iPhone XL” I think that they would be different enough where they would not cannibalize each others sales. Plus with a “phablet” you get the best of both the tablet functions and the phone functions, I think 7 inch tablets are annoying, they’re not smaller enough from 9-10 inch tablets to make a difference and they’re to big to be a phone, with a “phablet” it’s small enough to carry around but they’re also big enough to do things on them, that you couldn’t do on smaller phones. So that’s my take, as soon as Apple decides to make an “iPhone XL” or whatever they decide to call it, I’ll be the first one in line.

  • DanielPaller

    i would buy one!! i hate the huge screen!! way to big!! but 7″ is just fine!!