Is the Age of the "Big" iPad Over?

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Jefferies has come out today to note that Apple has cut its components orders again, something which famously injured the stock several weeks ago due to fears of declining iPhone demand. In this video, however, Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker tells investors that while sales of the larger iPad are slowing sharply, sales of its little brother, the iPad Mini, are on the rise. Eric speculates that while the Mini is a lower-margin device than the standard iPad, focusing more on the Mini for Apple was in keeping with its philosophy of aiming for customer satisfaction even if revenue takes a hit. Eric believes that while a transition from a focus on the iPad to the iPad Mini might compound margin contraction in the short term, in the long term it was the right thing to stay in line with consumer demand.

There's a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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