Nearly 4 million iPad Mini 2 units ordered by Apple this month

The new iPad Mini 2 – which comes with a 7.9 inch Retina display, unlike the first-generation iPad Mini – is available to purchase since November 12. Apple has reportedly ordered “nearly 4 million” iPad Mini 2s “for shipments in November” – according to DigiTimes, which quotes Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Initial availability of the second-generation iPad Mini was limited because suppliers (including Sharp and LG) weren’t able to produce enough 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina displays for it. However, that problem is solved now. And – with almost 4 million units ordered for this month only – Apple is certainly expecting Holiday sales to be high.

 Apple iPad Mini 2 4 million units

The iPad Mini 2 is currently being sold for as low as $399 (16GB, Wi-Fi only). The price can go up to $829 (128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular). The original iPad Mini, which sports a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display, is also still available, costing as low as $299 (16GB, Wi-Fi). However, if you must have an iPad Mini, it’s worth paying $100 more to get the newer version – as this comes not only with a greatly improved screen, but also with a newer and faster processor (A7), more RAM (1GB), and a better 5MP rear camera.

The highest number of iPads shipped by Apple in a quarter was 19.5 million units (in Q1 2013, January – March) . With the iPad Mini 2 and the iPad Air both available now, the Cupertino company may hit a new record this quarter.

Author: Florin

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  • Space Gorilla

    I believe Apple’s iPad sales record is fiscal Q1, 2013, which is Oct/Nov/Dec of 2012, and it was 22.9 million iPads.