1. bobbob1016's Avatar
    I think the "iPad Mini" is actually going to be an iPhone/iTouch XL, or at least priced at $299. They have the iPad 3 at $499, the iPad 2 at $399, then the 4S at $199, 4 at $99 and 3Gs mainly free. The only missing price point is $299. Apple likes putting things at the price point to get upgraded, "Well, I'm already spending $399 on an iPad 2, $100 more for an iPad 3" and so on. Furthermore, the iPad 1 isn't getting iOS 6 for unknown reasons but it's basically the same as the 3Gs but with more RAM, and the 3Gs is getting iOS 6. My rationale for this is that they want a device at $299, and this would be in the middle, and they won't be getting rid of the 3Gs this cycle. I might be crazy, but it's just a thought.
    07-22-2012 09:52 AM
  2. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I would be interested to see what the price point is going to be. If there is a smaller iPad, it will have to be full featured to be competitive with the Nexus 7 and the new Kindle Fire. I just don't see a full featured Apple product with the latest hardware being as cheap as an iPod touch. But we will see.


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    07-22-2012 11:07 AM
  3. Tony2255's Avatar
    I think they need to come in at $199 if they want to compete. RIM found this out after they launched the Playbook. It is doable with the latest and greats hardware. The Playbook still outperform any small tablet out there with its hardware just too bad the apps have not caught up to their OS!!

    I think apple would have a better chance just dropping the price point of their ten inch tablet to compete. With the xtra sales volume they should be able to be profitable while taking over he world.
    07-22-2012 11:51 AM
  4. Timhewitt's Avatar
    I think they need to come in at $199 if they want to compete. RIM found this out after they launched the Playbook. It is doable with the latest and greats hardware. The Playbook still outperform any small tablet out there with its hardware just too bad the apps have not caught up to their OS!!

    I think apple would have a better chance just dropping the price point of their ten inch tablet to compete. With the xtra sales volume they should be able to be profitable while taking over he world.
    Not a chance.

    Name ONE product that Apple has ever sold at narrow margins in order to compete with low priced technology.

    It has never happened.
    07-22-2012 12:27 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Not a chance.

    Name ONE product that Apple has ever sold at narrow margins in order to compete with low priced technology.

    It has never happened.
    there's always a first time for everything...
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    07-22-2012 12:37 PM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    Not a chance.

    Name ONE product that Apple has ever sold at narrow margins in order to compete with low priced technology.

    It has never happened.
    It's happening.
    07-23-2012 09:59 AM
  7. cardfan's Avatar
    Not a chance.

    Name ONE product that Apple has ever sold at narrow margins in order to compete with low priced technology.

    It has never happened.
    I can't name one item (iphone, ipod touch or ipad) I bought from apple at its base price. I doubt the ipad mini will be that first.
    07-24-2012 08:49 PM
  8. bobbob1016's Avatar
    Not a chance.

    Name ONE product that Apple has ever sold at narrow margins in order to compete with low priced technology.

    It has never happened.
    The 3GS is free to compete with free Androids. The Mac Mini was created to compete in the lower end. The iPod Touch to an extent, the iPod Nano competes at the lower end, as does the Shuffle.

    The reason I think it will be $299 is that they have the 3GS for free, the 4 at $99, the 4S at $199, the iPad 2 at $399, and the iPad 3 at $499. The mini fits the $299 price. The 3GS is going to have iOS6, the original iPad won't have iOS6 even though it is more powerful. They're ending the OG iPad, when they could've easily put it at $299 to compete.

    At $299, it competes with the lower end tablets, but is $99 better. The iPod Touch could even be retooled as an iPad Nano, but even I'll admit, that's farfetched.
    08-19-2012 03:55 PM
  9. deadp1xel's Avatar
    It's happening.
    Care to elaborate a little?
    08-23-2012 10:32 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    Care to elaborate a little?
    This long rumored smaller iPad is coming and will cost significantly less than the standard model.
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    08-24-2012 09:27 AM
  11. deadp1xel's Avatar
    This long rumored smaller iPad is coming and will cost significantly less than the standard model.
    Will it happen this year? You have me excited lol.
    08-24-2012 02:46 PM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    Will it happen this year? You have me excited lol.
    Supposed to. You have to read iMore for the latest information.
    08-24-2012 05:05 PM
  13. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Nice plug lol
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    08-24-2012 05:07 PM
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