Fewer than a third of Apple’s new iPad Mini retina models are currently available for in-store pickup, according to a survey of 172 Apple stores around the U.S.
Android tablet shipments have outpaced Apple iPad shipments all year. But it’s only in the last quarter that Android tablet revenue has surpassed iPad revenue for the first time.
Apple is taking pre-orders for the iPad Mini in “stealth mode” this morning, says one analyst. And supply is likely to be very, very limited.
Apple saw record sales performance this past month on the strength of the new iPhone 5S, the iPad Air, and new Macs, an analysis of the company’s Taiwanese suppliers suggests. Taiwan-based manufacturers build most of Apple’s iProduct, either on the island nation itself, or in factories in mainland China.
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Peter Misek of Jefferies & Co says that Apple will be launching an iPad Mini at next week’s Apple Event in San Francisco, the “we still have a lot to cover” event.