IPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Others Could Outsell Larger Tablets

IPad Mini tablets at an Apple store in Chicago Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Apple may have publicly dismissed small tablets at first, but its bet to introduce the iPad Mini last year has turned out to be a good one. As successful as the larger iPad model has been since 2010, the device’s smaller sibling is a hot seller. In fact, the overall market for small slates could be growing far faster than that of the larger tablet market if data out of Display Search are accurate. The research firm has reversed an earlier forecast and now suggests that smaller tablets will outsell larger ones in 2013.

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