Ipad mini not wanted?
- 08-09-2012, 07:07 PM #2
- 08-09-2012, 10:12 PM #4
- 08-09-2012, 10:32 PM #5
I'm with you, Keith. The iPad mini, at least in my opinion, will be a hit. Why? It will be an iPad that is smaller in size and cheaper to own, not to mention that it will be the next hot thing on the market when released. With the success of the Kindle Fire and the Nook color, there is a market for a smaller version of the iPad and if it is Apple's desire to knock off the competition then it is only logical that it introduces a smaller version of an already coveted device into the market where the going trend is around 7 or so inches. Is it possible that my opinion misses the mark? Of course, it's possible. Will current iPad owners buy the iPad mini? Some of them will. Will the me first crowd buy it? Many of them most certainly will. Heck, I'm even considering buying one for my youngest son so he can stop playing games on mine. Still, we will know soon enough if the poll the OP referenced is accurate or not.
- 08-10-2012, 01:56 AM #6
If they make one it will sell, but I would not say it will be a hit. If they sell more than 5-6 million a year I would be extremely surprised.
The only way to make it cheaper is to strip out features. They won't compromise margins just to sell a product into that market, so $349 is much more likely than $299
- 08-10-2012, 10:01 AM #7
The poll was flawed for lots of reasons. The big one was that almost 80% of them were iphone owners. It also asked which one they would prefer, an iphone 5 or mini ipad. Of course phones are more of a need. And probably the biggest flaw, no one knows what either product will look like or what features they'll have.
- 08-10-2012, 09:48 PM #8
I have the original iPad and still really love it (but will soon be getting "The New iPad"), but I also own a BlackBerry Playbook and love it also, the size is so portable. If I am out running around I grab the Playbook because it is so easy to carry. I would love an iPad mini, especially if it is as thin as an iPad. It would be the perfect carry around most of the time device.
- 08-11-2012, 11:56 AM #9
- 08-11-2012, 12:40 PM #10
As a middle school principal, I am very interested in this device. The size and price could be perfect for a school setting. I have an iPad 2 and a Nook Color. Obviously, both are quite portable, but the Nook is a little easier to handle size wise and would take up less room on a desk.
- 08-11-2012, 03:02 PM #11
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- 08-11-2012, 03:57 PM #14
If its at the 199 price point il buy it. I have 2 android tablet users in my house an I just don't like the feel of it. I'm not sure why but apps crash, it slows down and battery life isn't the best.
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- 08-11-2012, 03:58 PM #15
The question is not do people want the ipad mini. The real question is do people really want nooks,nexus 7's and kindle's. If they don't and the ipad mini does end up in the 200ish price range watch as their sales literally come to a halt.
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- 08-12-2012, 11:37 AM #19
- 08-12-2012, 12:17 PM #20
There are so many things with that article / poll it's ridiculous.
- 08-12-2012, 12:35 PM #21
- 09-01-2012, 09:35 AM #22
- 10-10-2012, 02:52 PM #23
Re: Ipad mini not wanted?
This reminds me of the same talk before the original iPad was released. Everyone wondered why they would need a "Tablet" device, what would they do with it, why they would spend more money for a "bigger iPhone". Now after 3 generations it has defined what is currently a tablet and many people use them daily without any thought of what it's needed for. I'm just saying once it is debuted and we know what it looks like, how it feels and how much it costs then we'll know the real impact it makes. I own a 3rd generation iPad which I use every day but if there was an iPad Mini I would buy it in addition to not instead of, why? Simple because when I travel an hour to and from work I carry my 15" MBP along with my lunch, books etc. So an iPad Mini would allow me to do the things I do with my iPad now and it would save on the size and weight of my backpack. When I get home and I'm travelling, going to the coffee shop my wife could use the Mini while I use the big boy. It allows for more usage and for some people it will be an either or case but Apple wants that to be either or both Apple devices not either an iPad or some other 7" tablet.
- 10-10-2012, 03:06 PM #24
Ipad mini not wanted?
I would buy one. I'd considered the 3, but in my case, I couldn't really justify the price/productive usage ratio, so I went with a MBP instead. A 'mini', as it has been dubbed, would work better for me; plus, it'd be more portable.
- 10-14-2012, 07:29 PM #25iPhone Nanite
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Re: Ipad mini not wanted?
I for one am eagerly awaiting the ipad mini. I currently use a Blackberry Playbook and absolutely love it. I tried the 10 inch Galaxy and couldn't stand it mainly because of the size and weight. With the playbook, I can sit it front of the tv and surf the internet to my hearts content while holding it in one hand and never having the sense of this heavy awkward device in my hands like I did with the Galaxy. I am sure the regular sized ipads are the same. The playbook also fits easily in my coat pocket and always goes to the coffee shops with me. Hopefully, there will be many like me and the mini will be a huge success.