Apple has seen its iPad Average Selling Price consistently drop over the past three years, so they are surely welcoming a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners that shows both the iPad mini and full-size iPad Air making significant percentage gains in Apple’s iPad numbers.
For the September quarter, the last quarter before the new iPads were released, CIRP said the iPad 2 accounted for some 22 percent of iPad sales. For the December quarter, the iPad 2 fell to only 5 percent of total iPad sales.
The full-sized iPad Retina models, (The iPad with Retina, and the iPad Air), accounted for 54% of all iPad sales, while the iPad mini models, (non-retina and retina), accounted for 41%. Surprising numbers, considering the iPad mini with Retina display’s supplies were constrained until mid-December or so.
The new iPad Air accounted for 41% of all iPad sales, while the previous generation iPad With Retina display took 13%. Meanwhile, the non-retina iPad mini outsold it’s retina sibling, most likely because of the previously mentioned supply issues.