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iPad Mini Release Date Looms, May Further Widen Gap Between Samsung And Apple Tablet Sales

Samsung is easily Apple’s biggest competitor. They’ve come up with some really amazing devices that have gone toe to toe with the reigning smartphone champion, Apple’s iPhone. And while the company’s phones are selling like crazy, how are their tablets doing? And what does coming iPad Mini release date mean for the South Korean company?

According to a recent report from CNET, Apple tablets have a significantly wide margin against Samsung’s products. The ongoing patent trials between the two tech giants have revealed that Samsung has only sold 1.4 million units of its various Galaxy Tab variants versus the 34 million iPads moved by Apple in the US:

“Indeed, Samsung appears to have peaked early with the original Galaxy Tab, which benefited when it launched because it was one of the few Android tablets in the market and the only real alternative to the original iPad. In total, Samsung sold 725,000 units and generated $325 million.

“Things got worse from there. The Galaxy Tab 10.1, which Apple claims looks too similar to its iPad, sold only 585,000 units, while the LTE version sold a paltry 127,000 units. While Samsung launched a few other sizes under the Tab line, their results weren’t disclosed in the court documents. In total, the Tab line that was disclosed generated $644 million in revenue since late 2010, a drop in the bucket for a massive conglomerate such as Samsung.”

iPad Mini Release Date Tablet sales

Things may even shift more in Apple’s favor when the iPad Mini, the rumored 7-inch variant of the iPad line, hits the market. The iPad Mini release date is currently rumored to be sometime in September and is expected to debut alongside the iPhone 5. Response to the iPad Mini rumors has been mostly positive, with a lot of fans looking forward to its smaller size and its competitive $250 price tag.

Be sure to check back for more updates on the iPad Mini release date, features and other rumors!

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TylerLeeReed22
TylerLeeReed22

iam so hoping we also see a full sized ipad 4

TylerLeeReed22
TylerLeeReed22

iam sure there will be a full sized ipad 4 i heard that the full sized ipad 4 might come out in september then i heard that it will be in 2013 when it comes out but i think apple will wait to release the full sized
ipad 4 in 2013

James
James

Why…
I imagine you own the latest model now.
Life is not all about shopping you know…………….

Anonymous
Anonymous

I dont think that they would shrink the icon sizes, as they are the same throughout the devices

Happy632
Happy632

Do our lives dpend on devices why do we need so many or the newest version every time it comes out? It is like an addiction…

Skullworm
Skullworm

Whoever has the most toys wins.

TylerLeeReed22
TylerLeeReed22

iam hoping we see the full sized ipad 4

TylerLeeReed22
TylerLeeReed22

does anyone know when the next full sized ipad 4 will be coming out

Barth Hinslek
Barth Hinslek

Good lord man, calm down. Are you already tired of your iPad 3? That thing just came out. Do you use money to eat or just buy Apple products?

TylerLeeReed22
TylerLeeReed22

no i dont have an ipad so hopefully we will see the full sized ipad 4 and i hope it will have an 8 megapixal camera i would think it will have an 8 megapixal camera that will be cool

Chris Carter

You will look like a dork taking picture with it, just so you know. Use your cell phone, like 99% of the population.

PS Vita Roundup

But in mini tablets, all the revenue will come from services and content, not the hardware… Apple needs to offer more than just iTunes to make it a compelling offering, especially against the likes of Amazon. Perhaps an all-media Spotify or a Sony PlayStation Plus service is called for…

http://www.cmswire.com/cms/customer-experience/ipad-mini-to-trigger-content-battle-among-small-tablets-016908.php

angryfrog
angryfrog

iTunes has music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, and podcasts. iTunes has plenty of content.