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.