Multiple analyst estimates predict that Apple will see a year-over-year fall in iPad sales in Q2 2014, with the decline ranging anywhere from 23% to 0.7%. So what’s the reason for this fall in sales? Former Apple execÂ Jean-Louis GassĂ©e thinks that the simplicity of the iPad, and its lack of Pro features is restricting the iPad’s growth.
A little more than a week after a surprise launch, walk-in customers can finally buy the Retina iPad mini from Apple retail stores. Previously, Apple Stores were only offering the Retina iPad mini for buyers who had reserved the device through Apple’s online Personal Pickup option.
Availability of cellular models of the Retina iPad mini with US carriers suggest that the device’s supply is heavily constrained. Â While Apple shows shipping times of 5-10 business days for cellular variants of the Retina iPad mini, availability of the latest generation iPad mini with US carriers ranges from anywhere between two weeks to eight weeks.
While the second-generation iPad mini has an impressive 326 ppi Retina display, further analysis of the display revealed that its colors aren’t as vibrant as those produced on the iPad Air’s display. Now, detailed tests performed by DisplayMate reveal that not only is the display on the iPad mini not as good as the iPad Air, but it is also inferior to the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and the Nexus 7.