iPad mini shipments over 10 million in Q4

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Canalys have just published their “Worldwide PC” shipments estimates for quarter 4 of 2012 (pdf). They include “pads” within their PC definition.

Their headlines are:

  • One in six PCs shipped in Q4 2012 was an iPad
  • Pads made up a third of worldwide PC shipments in Q4 2012

We though latched on to this little snippet:

Canalys estimates that the mini made up over half of Apple’s total pad shipments……

So, unless our calculator is misbehaving, they reckon at least 11.5 million shipments of iPads were mini’s. This is well ahead of our (very tentative) estimate of under 6 million.

Having extracted the tablet figures from their release the results, compared to IDC, basically have Amazon down by 1.4 million whilst Others are also some 4 million lower at 7.8 million.

It will be interesting to see further estimates, which we will add to our schedule, and in particular the iPad mini v’s iPad maxi saga as it unfolds.

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