1. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    Doesn't matter what their mentality or reasoning is, because at the end of the day they still bring in millions from people like myself who sell their old devices to get the newest ones.
    Exactly....Nobody Has a Better Resale value than an Apple Product.... I went 64GB this time so I can get back at least 400$ this time next year for my Faster iPhone 5s!!
    10-24-2012 10:07 PM
  2. Vanti's Avatar
    I think they can still get away with pricing things like this because of the reputation that steve built which is still flowing over a bit. As for the $329 price tag i think they would have hit the sweet spot if they would have started at $300 and then went further.... Im most likely going to buy one simply because i put off buying and ipad because of the size and all other tablets ive played with are inferior excluding the playbook....
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    10-24-2012 10:43 PM
  3. RealNeal's Avatar
    Exactly....Nobody Has a Better Resale value than an Apple Product.... I went 64GB this time so I can get back at least 400$ this time next year for my Faster iPhone 5s!!
    That's right. I sold my old iPhone and almost paid for my new iPhone 5. It will be the same with the Mini when a Retina version comes out.
    10-24-2012 10:57 PM
  4. jman0829's Avatar
    I think it is a great price. For example look at the nexus 7, it feels extremely cheap. The iPad mini looks really good. Im buying one as soon as i can and maybe i will get another for my girlfriend in december. I love the size.
    10-24-2012 11:19 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    That's right. I sold my old iPhone and almost paid for my new iPhone 5. It will be the same with the Mini when a Retina version comes out.
    Interesting thought. Not sure that it will hold true for iPads in the future, though. Part of the high prices for used iPhones is the fact that you buy it at a subsidized price which nets you about $450 (pay $199 fora device that sells at full retail of $649). Since iPads are not subsidized, you have to pay full retail so you lose the built-in profit.


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    10-24-2012 11:21 PM
  6. stevethomp's Avatar
    I was hoping for $299, but realistically, an extra $30 is not going to make a difference for my purchase.
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    10-24-2012 11:25 PM
  7. emjayess's Avatar
    10-25-2012 12:38 AM
  8. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I was hoping for $299, but realistically, an extra $30 is not going to make a difference for my purchase.
    Exactly. But another perspective you can put it in is its $299 and it includes the $30 lightning adapter, at a higher wattage lol.
    10-25-2012 12:46 AM
  9. pkwiat's Avatar
    I had a nexus 7 for two weeks and returned it. There are some good/bad things about it but I would rather have the iPad mini. The price is fair. It's not great and it's not outrageous. No one complained much about the $299 iPod touch. And now a $329 iPad mini is outrageous?

    It does offer many upgrades over iPad 2. I'm pretty sure it will be $299 for their Black Friday sale :-)

    Also why would apple want the low end tablet market and not make money on it? They can have it anytime they want by dropping the price. It's not as easy going the other way around. Remember the original iPhone and the price drop?
    10-25-2012 01:46 AM
  10. fmflex's Avatar
    I disagree. Apple market themselves as a premium brand. You pay premium for the "Experience" . Just like buying a BMW.
    Except the "Experience" in this case is the privilege of buying more stuff(apps, music, accessories etc) from Apple's HUGH store.
    Can't compare tech to a car. In a few years the car, although not the newest and greatest will still run on same gas as a brand new one. Your tech in a few years will not be able to run the same software.
    10-25-2012 02:23 AM
  11. Jerry_'s Avatar
    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 02:34 AM
  12. Tbry's Avatar
    Whatever, i will buy one.
    10-25-2012 02:59 AM
  13. Kavalpatel7's Avatar
    I had a nexus 7 for two weeks and returned it. There are some good/bad things about it but I would rather have the iPad mini. The price is fair. It's not great and it's not outrageous. No one complained much about the $299 iPod touch. And now a $329 iPad mini is outrageous?

    It does offer many upgrades over iPad 2. I'm pretty sure it will be $299 for their Black Friday sale :-)

    Also why would apple want the low end tablet market and not make money on it? They can have it anytime they want by dropping the price. It's not as easy going the other way around. Remember the original iPhone and the price drop?
    But ipad mini is 329$ for 16 gig
    And ipod is 300$ for 32gig
    10-25-2012 05:17 AM
  14. rla4runner's Avatar
    My thinking is iPad 2 is only $60 dollars more. I was planning on $299 for the mini, now I will have to rethink my 7" to 8" tablet purchase options.
    10-25-2012 07:57 AM
  15. juanchy's Avatar
    I was hoping for $249 but at $329 I will buy the new Nexus 7 coming out soon. For me it boils down to price, I have an iPad 3 which is definitely too heavy at times. I believe Apple screwed this one up with pricing but we'll have to wait and see. Stay tuned...
    10-25-2012 08:06 AM
  16. bxstrb's Avatar
    . The Google Nexus 7 starts at $199 for the 8GB model... but clearly 8GB is really pushing the limits for a tablet. So most people buy (or try to buy) the 16GB version for $249.
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    To continue on what you said, starting this coming Monday, the 16GB Nexus 7 will be $199 and a new 32GB model will be $249. I don't think anyone was expecting Apple to come out with a $149 or even a $199 tablet. That is unrealistic. This is Apple and they don't need to price that low since they're considered the "luxury" brand. However, breaking the psychological price barrier and pricing the entry level tablet at $299 would have been a terrific move. In the end, they'll sell every single one of those tablets at $329 but at $299 there would have been less rumblings around the internet about how the iPad mini and Apple products in general are "overpriced". And an 8GB $249 entry tablet would have really eaten into those android tablet sales. I own both an iPad 3 and a Nexus 7. They are both terrific products that work well for me.
    10-25-2012 08:29 AM
  17. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I disagree. Apple market themselves as a premium brand. You pay premium for the "Experience" . Just like buying a BMW.
    Except the "Experience" in this case is the privilege of buying more stuff(apps, music, accessories etc) from Apple's HUGH store.
    However, with BMW you generally get a better overall product than, say, a Kia that still looks nice and is a decent enough car and will do pretty much exactly what the masses need/want. The mini isn't necessarily a better product than a Nexus 7 or a Fire HD just on screens alone.
    10-25-2012 08:54 AM
  18. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I really think the entry level mini should have been under $300, even if it was for an 8gb model. Psychological studies have shown that $300 is the threshold for the average consumer for impulse purchases. Anything over $300 and it is no longer in that "impulse purchase" realm.

    I know Apple doesn't have to worry about that because they're Apple and because it's an Apple product it will sell a bajillion. But I think they slightly missed the mark on price. They'll be missing out on a considerable sector of the purchasing public.
    10-25-2012 09:01 AM
  19. Big Zeus's Avatar
    I told myself if its over $299 I won't be buying, so you know my opinion...
    10-25-2012 09:12 AM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    I really think the entry level mini should have been under $300, even if it was for an 8gb model. Psychological studies have shown that $300 is the threshold for the average consumer for impulse purchases. Anything over $300 and it is no longer in that "impulse purchase" realm.

    I know Apple doesn't have to worry about that because they're Apple and because it's an Apple product it will sell a bajillion. But I think they slightly missed the mark on price. They'll be missing out on a considerable sector of the purchasing public.
    I'd seriously like to see the source for that statement.

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    I was hoping for $249 but at $329 I will buy the new Nexus 7 coming out soon. For me it boils down to price, I have an iPad 3 which is definitely too heavy at times. I believe Apple screwed this one up with pricing but we'll have to wait and see. Stay tuned...
    That will be true of many who purchase solely on price. The devices are significantly different and the iPad's specs are better, IMHO, but if one cannot afford $329, it's not an option for them.
    10-25-2012 09:15 AM
  21. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'd seriously like to see the source for that statement.

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    That will be true of many who purchase solely on price. The devices are significantly different and the iPad's specs are better, IMHO, but if one cannot afford $329, it's not an option for them.
    Learned it in Economics class as well as Dave Ramsey's Financial Freedom class.

    Obviously the figure is different depending on your economic status. But that's the typical number quoted for impulse buys for the average middle class consumer.

    Why do you think so many people on this thread and in the interwebz are saying "if it only started at $299"? That's that psychological number.
    Last edited by Wildo6882; 10-25-2012 at 09:39 AM.
    10-25-2012 09:27 AM
  22. KCMike's Avatar
    All of the Apple products are expensive. As for the Mini I was hoping for something in the range of $249-$279. At $329 I'll just end up going with the $379 refurb iPad 3.

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    Why do you think so many people on this thread and in the interwebz are saying "if it only started at $299"? That's that psychological number.
    That's a good point. At this point in the game I can't really afford any price -- maybe $79. :P
    10-25-2012 09:42 AM
  23. gimpy_hb's Avatar
    dude you had a good argument till you said the ipad mini had far superior specs over a nexus 7. fact check before you open your trap. nexus 7 has a quad core, better resolution, most apps are across both platforms now, and jelly bean with project butter just makes the price point even better.
    10-25-2012 09:50 AM
  24. Santi4407's Avatar
    It will sell like crazy! I have an iPad 3 but a I can absolutely see the convenience of having a smaller and lighter iPad. But the retina is a deal breaker so most likely a next run for me. Lastly I absolutely believe Apple could have been more competitive with pricing. Seems like they just knew they didn't need to place a competitive price point to still sell record breaking numbers so they didn't!
    10-25-2012 09:59 AM
  25. Fausty82's Avatar
    dude you had a good argument till you said the ipad mini had far superior specs over a nexus 7. fact check before you open your trap. nexus 7 has a quad core, better resolution, most apps are across both platforms now, and jelly bean with project butter just makes the price point even better.
    What about apps and the user experience? iPad Mini, hands down... the Apple ecosystem will be what carries the day.
    10-25-2012 09:59 AM
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