All Alone, iPad Mini Will DOUBLE The Size Of The Market For Smaller Tablets

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Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc.’s smaller iPad, which the company is expected to debut today, will help double the size of the market for 7-inch tablets this year, according to IHS ISuppli.

Global sales of tablets with 7-inch displays will surge to about 34 million units this year, from 17 million last year, IHS said in a report today. Next year, the market will double again, to about 67 million units.

–Editors: Lisa Rapaport, Niamh Ring

 

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