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Reports are piling up that the retina iPad Mini (AAPL +1.1%) launch is getting pushed back to Q1...

Reports are piling up that the retina iPad Mini (AAPL +1.1%) launch is getting pushed back to Q1 '14, and that an incremental Mini update (faster CPU, thinner form factor) may arrive later this year. NPD's Richard Shim made such a prediction last month, Taiwan's Economic Daily News issued a similar report last week, and now Digitimes has joined the fray, stating a 2014 launch is "likely." Meanwhile, Jefferies' Peter Misek says iPhone 5S production will start later this month, in time for a late-Sep./early Oct. launch. He thinks total iPhone build plans are at the high end of a 25M-30M range for calendar Q3, and at 50M-55M for calendar Q4, and that the mix has shifted strongly towards a low-cost iPhone. (bezel-free iPad) (Wedge Partners)
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  • u01bsb0
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    how can it be "pushed back" if apple haven't released details themselves of when these products are getting released yet?
    It is just the analysts realising they are wrong..
    15 Jul 2013, 10:53 AM Reply Like
  • gensearch2
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    It seems unlikely that Apple would have planned to release an Apple iPad mini and an Apple iPad retina mini in the same quarter to begin with.
    15 Jul 2013, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • doc47
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    Quack, Quack, Quack!
    15 Jul 2013, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • u01bsb0
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    another piece of apple news here. Sounds like someone thought mmm who can i get the most money from if i sue them and win?

     

    http://bbc.in/12DMdgn
    15 Jul 2013, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • 1sd
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    What about IwatcH??
    15 Jul 2013, 02:10 PM Reply Like
  • Humble Eagles
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    The problem is that these folks change their numbers at the drop of a hat. A little over a month ago, Digitimes said this:

     

    "Shipments of new iPhones are expected to start at the end of June and reach a peak in August-September, said the sources, adding that shipment volumes of all iPhones are likely to reach 100-120 million units in the second half of 2013."

     

    So, Misek is saying 75-85mm and Digitimes said almost 50% higher. Digitimes is quoting sources in China and Taiwan. Who knows? 120mm in the second half is a pretty big number.
    15 Jul 2013, 02:32 PM Reply Like
  • rrosey2
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    Well, if the 5C goes to China Mobile, 120mm could happen.
    13 Aug 2013, 12:34 AM Reply Like
  • Humble Eagles
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    Agree, Rosey!
    13 Aug 2013, 06:16 PM Reply Like
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