That doesn't seem like very many devices, especially as Apple sold 3 million of its newest iPad during the tablet's first three days on sale. The iPad mini is tipped to be a significantly cheaper version of Apple's tablet too, so impulse shoppers could drive sales numbers higher still. The analyst in this case reportedly thinks a thinner bezel could be behind the lower 'yield rate' numbers. If the iPad mini is real, it's expected to be revealed at an event this month. If Apple is true to form, we won't know about any launch plans until about a week before the event itself, however.
If Apple is plotting a smaller, cheaper iPad, now is the time to unleash it, Rival tablet makers like Google, Amazon and Barnes and Noble are all touting £160 slates that could easily eat away at the iPad's share of the delicious tablet pie, Do the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD or Nook HD appeal to you, or will you wait to see what Apple has planned? Tell me in diy tribal iphone case the comments or on our Facebook wall, Taiwanese tech factory Pegatron is reckoned to be making 3 million iPad minis in the run-up to Christmas..
Comparison site uSwitch says the S3 outsold the iPhone on deals from British phone networks in September, but the figures don't include any phones sold SIM-free. Despite the huge hype around its launch, the iPhone 5 arrives at -- appropriately enough -- number five with a bullet on the uSwitch hotlist. Although the iPhone went on sale in shops on 21 September, it was available to order online from the 14th. While that means it was on sale for less time than other phones, the first few days often see the fastest sales, like the opening weekend of a movie. As queues formed outside Apple Stores days in advance, the iPhone 5 ended up shifting 5 million phones globally in the first three days -- beating the previous model's first month of sales. So we'd expect the iPhone to have a stellar fortnight.
By contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been on sale since May, so you'd expect sales to have slowed, but with five months at the top is clearly still selling like heated comestibles, The iPhone was also outsold by the Samsung Galaxy Ace and the older Galaxy S2, and the iPhone 4S, showing that many phone fans would rather bag a bargain on an older phone than splash out on the latest iPhone, The Mobile Tracker report is based on figures derived from uSwitch and its network of mobile phone comparison partners, so doesn't include those buying unlocked iPhones direct from Apple -- or indeed any other diy tribal iphone case SIM-free phone..
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