KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently released his report about a new iPod touch and iPod nano, in additon to the launch of a new iPhone which would take place during this September or October. The report suggests a probably early september launch for iPhone 5, but a modest bump in unit sales comapred to the second quarter’s number might be expected, given the component shortages and an expected pullback from consumers.
Some light over the expected release of an iPad mini was also shed and it was told that the device might be launched during September as well. According to the predictions, iPad mini would be very successful in the market and during the third quarter, 1.8 million units of the device would be sold. The success would continue to increase and during the fourth quarter, the mini verison would overtake the full-size iPad with an estimated 13 million units sold. Apple, however, has not given out slightest official information regarding the mini iPad but if it is modestly priced along with reasonable technical specs, it would certainly be a huge success in the domain of 7 inch tablets.
The same report has also suggested that Apple would be tweaking the internal parts of the existant full-size iPad, mainly to modify the thermal parts and to reduce the overall cost of the device. Previously, other tech sources have also claimed that Apple would perform a few modifications in the existant third generation iPad resulting in a thinner enclosure, IGZO display and the new heat dissipation capabilities. However, recent sources claim that the changes would be purely internal and would not be visible to the users.
The report has predicted massive sales for iPhone and iPad during the fourth quarter of 2012. As per the estimates by tech analysts, the iPhone sales would exceed 55 million while the sales of iPad would be nearly 24 million during the fourth quarter. This would be further augmented by the launch of iPad mini, which would mainly compete the 7 inch tablets such as Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7. All these predictions suggest one thing: the hustle and bustle in the market of smart phones and tablets over the next few months would be more than ever.