Right now, July is going on. People are enjoying the summer weather (unless you live in the UK where rainy season is going on).
However, retailers are already preparing for Christmas. UK retailer Currys and PC World has published list of predictions for the top ten gifts this holiday. In this list, at number four it lists an “Apple mystery device” with pricing to be confirmed.
What this mystery device could be? Maybe the upcoming iPad mini?
In fourth place, the device sits behind the new iPad in first, the Google Nexus 7 in second, and an Amazon Kindle e-reader in third. Here is the full list:
1. Apple new iPad, from £399.99
2. Kindle e-reader, from £89
3. Google Nexus 7 tablet, £199.99
4. Apple mystery product, £TBC
5. Krups, Dolce Gusto, from £89
6. Kindle Fire, £TBC
7. Goji Tinchy Stryder: On Cloud 9 headphones, from £19.99
8. Dyson DC44 vacuum cleaner, £TBC
9. Tefal Actifry from £179
10. Nikon S3200 compact digital camera, £TBC
Currys believes “the only product to knock the iPad off the number one spot is Apple’s latest launch, a product still to be revealed.”
Considering the retailer does not stock the iPhone, one can only assume that it is referring to widely-rumored iPad Mini. None of Apple’s iPods are likely to knock the iPad off the top spot. Nor any Mac can do that.
Currys has not actually mentioned the iPad Mini, but among rumored devices from Apple, it is the only device that would fit perfectly into that spot and has the potential to topple the current iPad.
What is also interesting about this list is that in sixth place is the Kindle Fire, also with a price tag that’s “TBC.” This suggests that unlike the first-generation Kindle Fire, Amazon’s second-generation device will be coming to the United Kingdom.
Source: Cult Of Mac