KGI Securities Analyst named Ming-Chi Kuo has published his opinion about iPad Mini phenomenal. According to him, iPad Mini is very important for Apple portfolio future, not a surprise that iPad Mini with Retina Display will be available in the last quarter of this year. However, Apple also seems to release iPad Mini with cheaper price.
According to Kuo, Apple will release more affordable iPad Mini to comoete with cheap Android tablets. The device will use cheaper components, A5 processor, more simple metal casing, 8 GB internal storage, and without rear camera. The price is between $199 – $249. He says that the cheap iPad Mini won’t give significant effect like iPad Mini. But, it helps Apple in low-end tablet market dominated by Android tablets.
Apple is said to use the same strategy for iPad and iPhone, which is also rumored to be available in cheaper version this year with polycarbonate case. Overall, Kuo said there will be a slight growth for iPad market this year, because the market share of 9.7-inch iPad cannibalised by the presence of iPad Mini and iPad Mini Retina.