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iPad Mini Price
Anyone have any idea how much the iPad Mini will cost?
I am VERY interested in getting one. I LOVE my iPhone (when it's working......lol) and have often wanted to be able to use some of my apps on a larger screen (I'm old and blind).
I would purchace an iPad (and may still in the future) but I need to have a Windows laptop for work projects. And unfortunatly my broke and I need to buy one of those also right now.
Thank you in advance for any input!
Have a nice day!
- 09-03-2012, 07:56 PM #2
- 09-03-2012, 08:04 PM #3
- 09-03-2012, 09:23 PM #4
Whatever they decide to price it, it'll probably blow people's minds & sell like hot cakes.
I remember the rumors about the original iPad, people were expecting Apple to charge $800 - $1000 for it. Then they priced it at $500 & people went bonkers. I imagine the iPad mini will have a similar effect. If Apple manages to price this thing at $200, they will sell out like crazy.
- 09-04-2012, 12:07 AM #5
- 09-04-2012, 07:30 AM #6
I'm still thinking $299 is the entry level price at maybe 16GB of storage with a 32GB option at $399.
Then again, they could certainly throw in a 8GB at $199 but...I don't know...I would think Apple would have to make some serious cutbacks to get it down to that price like a non-IPS screen or something terrible like that.
- 09-04-2012, 08:11 AM #7
It's a tough call, the market IS dictating a lower price, HOWEVER apple seems to be able to come in at a premium price. I'm gonna say 250-299, UNLESS they have lower memory options. They might just do an 8GB model at 200, 16 at 250 (or 299), and 32 at 299 (or 350). I can definitely see them trying to be cost competitive with the Kindle & Nexus 7 tablets, and an 8GB model might be just the way to do that.
- 09-04-2012, 08:17 AM #8
- 09-04-2012, 04:48 PM #9
- 09-04-2012, 05:31 PM #10
- 09-04-2012, 06:42 PM #11
- 09-04-2012, 09:59 PM #12
- 09-04-2012, 11:15 PM #13
- 09-05-2012, 12:59 AM #14
Figure iPad mini will be available in at least 2 memory configs. Either 8 and 16 or 16 and 32. They'll probably go with 8 and 16. You have to price 8 at more then $199. But I feel as $249 is not enough over the iPod price and will canabalize iPod sales. But $299 seems like too high and takes them out of competition with the other tablets that they are trying to kill.
So I'm guessing. iPods drop in price by $50. 8gb iPad mini is 249 and 16gb is 349.
- 09-05-2012, 01:04 AM #15
- 09-05-2012, 07:18 AM #16
Sort of depends on how Apple handles this really. In my opinion they could start the lowest model at $299 for 16GB and still be a player in the game, make a margin, and hold a premium in the lower end tablet market. But we'll see soon enough I suppose. If they do go with a $199 or $249 it will likely be an 8GB...which leads me to your next quote....
8GB would be so pointless for iPad apps, video, etc. I would think a 16GB would be the best starting spot.
But iMore mentioned the 8GB potential back a few months ago...that could still be the target or maybe things have changed since then.
- 09-05-2012, 08:22 AM #17
- 09-05-2012, 10:46 AM #18
Last edited by Jeremy; 09-05-2012 at 10:55 AM.
- 09-05-2012, 10:49 AM #19
- 09-05-2012, 12:14 PM #20
For me, I love the potential for the smaller form factor but with the space to put my TV shows, games, apps, music, etc on there too. I'm just hoping for at least a 32GB model because the form factor is more attractive to me that the current 3rd gen iPad but I still want the space of the larger model
Are you thinking about picking one up? I thought I remember you saying you had a Nexus 7 as well as the 3rd gen iPad. I sold my iPad 3 because this one is more my thing in terms of size and weight but still having pretty good performance with the A5.
- 09-05-2012, 04:23 PM #21
- 09-05-2012, 04:58 PM #22
- 09-05-2012, 04:59 PM #23
- 09-05-2012, 09:53 PM #24
- 09-06-2012, 11:04 AM #25
Last edited by Jeremy; 09-06-2012 at 11:12 AM.