Sales of both the iPad and iPad mini have fallen over the past few months, which we discussed earlier today, but things could about to get worse before they get better. The reason we say this is because the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch version will be very close in size to the mini, but will have the added benefit of also being a phone.
Apple’s share price has fallen below $400, and the lack of demand of several of their devices could see these stock prices go down further. It’s obvious tablets like the Nexus 7 is having an effect on iPad mini sales, but one of the biggest issues is potential customers holding off their purchase because they would rather wait until the second-generation model is released with its rumored Retina display.
Going back to what we touched on above, the larger of the two Galaxy Mega phablets could erode iPad mini sales, as those who purchase one will get the best of both worlds. Okay, so it’s not as large as Apple’s smaller tablet, but it’s pretty close, and you will not need to carry two devices with you.
Some of you may think the Galaxy Mega will not be able to compete with some of the latest smartphones on the market with its 1.7GHz dual-core processor, which is considered a little old, but when you consider the iPad mini only has 1GHz dual-core borrowed from the 2011 iPad 2.
Apple will surely have to keep a close eye on these phablets, as they do pose a threat to their iPad mini. Having said that, we are sure Apple will make several key changes to make the iPad mini 2 a far better device than the current model, but do you think the upcoming tablet should also have the ability to make calls?
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