Washington: As rumors were emerging about the limited supply of new iPad Mini with Retina display, now Apple have announced the limited supply of new iPad Mini.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, didn’t deny recent reports claiming that Apple might not be able to fulfill demand for the iPad mini with Retina display.
The company reported its latest earnings with Apple announcing it sold 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads, and 4.6 million Macs during the fourth quarter.
CEO stated that we are pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones. “We are excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, iOS 7, the new iPad mini with Retina Display and the incredibly thin and light iPad Air, new MacBook Pros, the radical new Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks and the next generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS.”
Tim Cook also addressed questions about the highly anticipated iPad mini with Retina display during the earnings call. The CEO said that the second-generation iPad mini will ship “later in November.” Recent reports have claimed that Apple has not been able to secure enough of the 7.9-inch Retina displays to satisfy the expected demand for the smaller iPad.
The CEO said that it’s “unclear whether we’ll have enough for the quarter or not.” He quickly noted that Apple knows how many they’ll have, but that it’s too difficult to predict demand for a product until it starts landing in consumer’s hands.
It will be interesting to see if consumers hold out for the new iPad mini, especially given the possibility of supply issues, or go with the larger iPad Air instead, as it is expected to widely available.