1. KAPS's Avatar
    iPad mini nudges closer to reality, leaked inventory shows pricing - GSMArena Blog

    iPad Mini 8gb with wifi will cost $250, and with 3G will cost $349.
    10-15-2012 11:09 AM
  2. tbaptista's Avatar
    iPad mini nudges closer to reality, leaked inventory shows pricing - GSMArena Blog

    iPad Mini 8gb with wifi will cost $250, and with 3G will cost $349.
    Those are euros...

    Which means the 8gb is going to be at the $300+ mark.
    10-15-2012 11:18 AM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    Those are euros...

    Which means the 8gb is going to be at the $300+ mark.
    If that the case it will be 306 US assume apple rounds down 299 ?
    10-15-2012 01:13 PM
  4. deadp1xel's Avatar
    $300-$400 so that customers go "for a $100 more I could have the 9.7" iPad". Like they do with their Mac, iPhone, iPod lineup.
    10-16-2012 03:07 PM
  5. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    It'll be the most affordable iPad ever!
    10-16-2012 06:20 PM
  6. teekz's Avatar
    If it is really $329 I think I may pass. Was hoping for more of a $200-$250 price point.
    10-21-2012 12:39 PM
  7. fmflex's Avatar
    Was going to get one for my 6 year old if it was 250. Anything higher and he's getting the new chromebook.
    10-21-2012 08:42 PM
  8. Jeremy's Avatar
    Tomorrow will be an interesting day for sure. I say this because when we posted the figured starting price ($200-$250) before summer and they were indeed accurate. If the prices did jump, something has to have changed.

    And I won't be shocked if one still comes in on the low end... a price ending with "30" is not very Apple like unless... it's an LTE/4G model as is the case with the normal iPad. There is that $130 premium for that feature and if you subtract 130 from 330 what do you get? $200. But... who really knows.
    Last edited by Jeremy; 10-22-2012 at 05:56 PM.
    10-22-2012 04:52 PM
  9. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Was going to get one for my 6 year old if it was 250. Anything higher and he's getting the new chromebook.
    Coolest parent ever!!!
    10-22-2012 09:42 PM
  10. koolhand79's Avatar
    Anything over $300 a starting point and I'm not the least bit interested. I'm really hoping for a $250 starting point
    10-22-2012 10:36 PM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    But... who really knows.
    You do, Jeremy.


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    10-22-2012 10:42 PM
  12. fmflex's Avatar
    Coolest parent ever!!!
    Thanks. But my hand is being forced here as the 5th graders in our school district are being handed one out by the school. Not to mention how his homework refers to specific apps. No wonder our property taxes are so high.
    10-23-2012 12:22 AM
  13. Rockdog97's Avatar
    $329 is the pricepoint for the 16GB WiFi version.
    10-23-2012 03:47 PM
  14. Timhewitt's Avatar
    You obviously like to give money away then. And I said $200-$250 range. Let me put this in perspective for you. Apple currently sells the iPad 2 at $400 in the 16 GB flavor. What makes you think they wouldn't sell a much smaller device with half the memory of that with a similar but smaller screen at $200-$250? A. Please don't mention any other Apple device like an iPod touch. Means nothing.
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    I don't expect you to pay up. Don't worry.

    Came in right where I predicted...based entirely on the other products that Apple offers.
    10-24-2012 09:12 AM
  15. Timhewitt's Avatar
    It will be between the iPod touch and iPad, most likely $299-$349 entry level.

    Never happen at $200-250
    Just in case you can't get to the earlier posts....
    10-24-2012 09:13 AM
  16. fmflex's Avatar
    329 is a bad price point. 1- it is too much higher then the competition (nexus 7 and kindle fire hd) and as much of a fanboy as I am, those are competitive to the iPad mini. Wonder why they choose to show the museum website and not some flash based website in the keynote. 2- 329 is too high if you're going to offer iPad 2 at 399 and one can buy a refurbished iPad 2 from Walmart for 339.

    I did expect them to offer an 8gb version that would be in the 200-250 range. Oh well.

    They will still sell a ton of them at 329 because your typical consumer is an ***** but they would have sold double the units at 299. Can't wait for the parts/cost numbers to come out.
    10-24-2012 10:21 AM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    When i saw the $329 pricing for the base line, i laughed. Is the iPad Mini worth $329? Sure it is! It's a great piece of consumer tech. But like the retina macbook pro's, their pricing scale seems to be skewed...this thing should have been in the $250-$300 range, and the new macbook pro's should have started at $1,499.
    10-24-2012 11:25 AM
  18. fmflex's Avatar
    When i saw the $329 pricing for the base line, i laughed. Is the iPad Mini worth $329? Sure it is! It's a great piece of consumer tech. But like the retina macbook pro's, their pricing scale seems to be skewed...this thing should have been in the $250-$300 range, and the new macbook pro's should have started at $1,499.
    I agree
    10-24-2012 08:32 PM
  19. END's Avatar
    To be honest I was expecting 299.99 for the iPad Mini. So in that sense I feel it is just a touch high.

    Things I would have liked but did not expect would have been the A6 processor in it, and retina display.
    If it had those, I would say that would have pushed it into the more than likely purchasing column.
    For now, not sure if we will buy one, will have to see it in person and get a feel for it.

    We like our current iPad, and are interested in the 4th generation iPad as well.

    10-25-2012 02:41 AM
  20. Jerry_'s Avatar
    I can only repeat what I already stated in anothr thread on the same subject:

    Agree with the OP - they should have targeted 299$ - but anyhow I am starting to wonder about their market strategy, considering the whole bunch of different devices they have released and announced these days ... Because with this approach they just state that they can do as good as a number of other mass product brands - they get away from there more exclusive brand image
    10-25-2012 07:33 AM
  21. raremage's Avatar
    They're only competitive to the iPad Mini until you actually use them. Then they fade away next to the iPad experience. I own a Nexus (as well as an iPad 3 and a BB Playbook). I've been wanting an iPad I could actually put into a jacket or back pocket for years. Got the PB and theN the N7 hoping they would fit the bill. Neither did. The N7, while a nice device, lacks the polish, depth of quality applications, and underlying ecosystem to really meet my needs (not to mention lacking LTE and ubiquitous Internet access). The kindle Fire is in a similar boat, based on my research. I won't even start on the PlayBook, it's next to useless for the same reason, only an order of magnitude worse.
    10-25-2012 07:45 AM
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