“The iPad Mini appears to be on its way to eclipsing the Retina iPad, according to NPD DisplaySearch,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.

“Apple had originally expected to sell 6 million iPad Minis in 2012. But that’s turning out to be a laughably low forecast, according to DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh,” Crothers reports. “Now, Apple is asking display panel makers to ‘ship more than 12 million’ iPad Mini displays in the fourth quarter, Hsieh said in a research note.”

Crothers reports, “‘The iPad Mini apparently is selling better’ than the new iPad 4, Hsieh said in response to an e-mail query. ‘It seems people especially like the size…[it's] lighter, slimmer and easier to carry.’ In 2013, the iPad Mini could account for half of all iPad shipments, which DisplaySearch says should reach 100 million.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Wow – just wait until the iPad mini gets a Retina display!

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