1. Lisacj's Avatar
    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 08:05 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    $200-$250 is my best guess. And if they have various memory options maybe up towards $300.
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    09-03-2012 08:56 PM
  3. dmt316's Avatar
    I feel that at 200 they will absolutely own the tablet market. At 250 people may sit on the fence over 50 bucks and choose an inferior tablet.
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    09-03-2012 09:04 PM
  4. SmartFah's Avatar
    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.
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    09-03-2012 10:23 PM
  5. Timhewitt's Avatar
    It will be between the iPod touch and iPad, most likely $299-$349 entry level.

    Never happen at $200-250
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    09-04-2012 01:07 AM
  6. Gators625's Avatar
    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 08:30 AM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    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 09:11 AM
  8. Timhewitt's Avatar
    They will not attempt to price compete with the Kindle. Amazon sells those at virtually no margin in order to make money on books.

    Apple has never let their competition set their prices before. It won't happen with a mini now.
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    09-04-2012 09:17 AM
  9. Jeremy's Avatar
    It will be between the iPod touch and iPad, most likely $299-$349 entry level.

    Never happen at $200-250
    I'd be willing to bet against you.
    09-04-2012 05:48 PM
  10. Gators625's Avatar
    I'd be willing to bet against you.
    Wow, it just got real in here.

    Looks like Jeremy is back to his old self

    Biggest question for me is if it will have an IPS screen and at least a 32GB version. DROP SOME KNOWLEDGE ON US! haha
    09-04-2012 06:31 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    Wow, it just got real in here.

    Looks like Jeremy is back to his old self

    Biggest question for me is if it will have an IPS screen and at least a 32GB version. DROP SOME KNOWLEDGE ON US! haha
    Ha! Just have reason to believe the whole point of this tablet is to eliminate the Kindle at a very similar price. And I'm not sure about different configurations but seems obvious to me.
    09-04-2012 07:42 PM
  12. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Ha! Just have reason to believe the whole point of this tablet is to eliminate the Kindle at a very similar price. And I'm not sure about different configurations but seems obvious to me.
    Nonsense.

    The Kindle is not a tablet, it's an eBook reader that starts at $79, basically at cost, and Amazon makes all their money selling eBooks.

    Apple has no need to play in their sandbox at all.
    09-04-2012 10:59 PM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    If it was 199 wouldn't that compete with a iPod touch ? I don't see them hurting iPod touch sales .. Unless touch price drops my guess is 249 to 299
    Although for my own benefit I'm hoping it's less lol
    09-05-2012 12:15 AM
  14. fmflex's Avatar
    If it was 199 wouldn't that compete with a iPod touch ? I don't see them hurting iPod touch sales .. Unless touch price drops my guess is 249 to 299
    Although for my own benefit I'm hoping it's less lol
    I was thinking $249 but then I was looking at the iPod touches and they are : 8gb $199, 32gb $299, 64gb $399.

    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 01:59 AM
  15. Timhewitt's Avatar
    I don't believe we will see an 8g entry level tablet, but there is always a chance I guess. My kids would fill that in an hour and be frustrated...
    09-05-2012 02:04 AM
  16. Gators625's Avatar
    Nonsense.

    The Kindle is not a tablet, it's an eBook reader that starts at $79, basically at cost, and Amazon makes all their money selling eBooks.

    Apple has no need to play in their sandbox at all.
    Jeremy has connections in certain places that like Fruit so I wouldn't dismiss him outright. However, I believe he meant the Kindle Fire rather than the $79 e-reader Kindle.

    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....

    I don't believe we will see an 8g entry level tablet, but there is always a chance I guess. My kids would fill that in an hour and be frustrated...
    And yes I really hope 8GB isn't the entry level. I think that's fine with Amazon and Google because of their limited app selection and (especially with Amazon) their reliance on streaming video.

    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.
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    09-05-2012 08:18 AM
  17. cardfan's Avatar
    I don't think the ipod touch prices matter. It's a different item and apple won't care whether they sell one or the other.
    09-05-2012 09:22 AM
  18. Jeremy's Avatar
    Nonsense.

    The Kindle is not a tablet, it's an eBook reader that starts at $79, basically at cost, and Amazon makes all their money selling eBooks.

    Apple has no need to play in their sandbox at all.
    Kindle Fire for $199. And okay, maybe you know more than I do. I could be way off but again, would you be willing to put your money where your mouth is? I would. I'm pretty confident in what I say.
    Last edited by Jeremy; 09-05-2012 at 11:55 AM.
    09-05-2012 11:46 AM
  19. Jeremy's Avatar
    Jeremy has connections in certain places that like Fruit so I wouldn't dismiss him outright. However, I believe he meant the Kindle Fire rather than the $79 e-reader Kindle.

    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....



    And yes I really hope 8GB isn't the entry level. I think that's fine with Amazon and Google because of their limited app selection and (especially with Amazon) their reliance on streaming video.

    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.
    I think too many people are thinking this is just a smaller iPad and in a sense that is true but then again I'm not so sure Apple is looking at it that way. I truly expect a entry level 8GB device that matches the Fire and Nexus 7. Hence the lower price. If you want more storage and something to play a ton of games on, that's what the normal sized iPad is for. Just giving people more options.
    09-05-2012 11:49 AM
  20. Gators625's Avatar
    I think too many people are thinking this is just a smaller iPad and in a sense that is true but then again I'm not so sure Apple is looking at it that way. I truly expect a entry level 8GB device that matches the Fire and Nexus 7. Hence the lower price. If you want more storage and something to play a ton of games on, that's what the normal sized iPad is for. Just giving people more options.
    That's true. I can see it that way too. For people that want a tablet device that is more portable and primarily used for iBooks, web browsing, social media apps, and email...8GB might be all someone would need. And also hitting at that $200-$250 price would certainly deal a huge blow to the Kindle Fire's, Nook's, and Nexus 7's of the world.

    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.
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    09-05-2012 01:14 PM
  21. fmflex's Avatar
    8GB may be too small for all your Apps and iTunes stuff but Apple is making a big push for streaming / cloud services so that may be part of their plan.
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    09-05-2012 05:23 PM
  22. Jeremy's Avatar
    8GB may be too small for all your Apps and iTunes stuff but Apple is making a big push for streaming / cloud services so that may be part of their plan.
    Bingo..........
    09-05-2012 05:58 PM
  23. Jeremy's Avatar
    That's true. I can see it that way too. For people that want a tablet device that is more portable and primarily used for iBooks, web browsing, social media apps, and email...8GB might be all someone would need. And also hitting at that $200-$250 price would certainly deal a huge blow to the Kindle Fire's, Nook's, and Nexus 7's of the world.

    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.
    Yes, I will have one and I still have my Nexus 7 and iPad. Gotta collect them all.
    09-05-2012 05:59 PM
  24. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Kindle Fire for $199. And okay, maybe you know more than I do. I could be way off but again, would you be willing to put your money where your mouth is? I would. I'm pretty confident in what I say.
    Sure. I've got $100 that says any entry level iPad mini will come in at a price over $199
    09-05-2012 10:53 PM
  25. Jeremy's Avatar
    Sure. I've got $100 that says any entry level iPad mini will come in at a price over $199
    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.
    Last edited by Jeremy; 09-06-2012 at 12:12 PM.
    09-06-2012 12:04 PM
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