In other words, there's a lot of cool new stuff to tempt people to part with their hard-earned dollars. It could also bring a tear to the eye on parents, as kids want the newest shiny thing from Apple. According to a survey carried out by Nielsen, the wishlists of American kids aged 6-12 are packed with Apple products, with the iPad, iPod touch, iPad mini, and iPhone all in the top five.
All this will mean more dollars in the bank for Apple.
The new iPad mini is particularly lucrative, with the $329 tablet costing as little as $188 to build. And the more storage you add, the better it is for Apple. Apple sells the iPad mini in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, and charges $100 per storage bump. However, the additional storage costs Apple very little. In fact, the jump between 16GB and 32GB costs about $15, while the bump between 32GB and 64GB costs less than $45.