1. Kavalpatel7's Avatar
    I just saw the ipad mini price starting from 329$ that is rediculously expensive
    What do you guys think???!!!
    openthepodbaydoors likes this.
    10-23-2012 07:29 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I just saw the ipad mini price starting from 329$ that is rediculously expensive
    What do you guys think???!!!
    They'll sell millions of them.
    rohdawgeleven and CandyBean like this.
    10-23-2012 07:33 PM
  3. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    seriously....329$...Too expensive... are you kidding... iPod Touch cos 199$ t299$ and 399$.... what are you expecting?? 179$$$
    10-23-2012 07:38 PM
  4. Guacho's Avatar
    They'll sell millions of them.
    I agree, but what's your opinion on the price..
    Vanti likes this.
    10-23-2012 07:49 PM
  5. RealNeal's Avatar
    The cost to build one (just the parts and stuff) is over $200, so they aren't going to give one away...
    10-23-2012 07:50 PM
  6. Guacho's Avatar
    The cost to build one (just the parts and stuff) is over $200, so they aren't going to give one away...
    I truly believe this the cheapest they could afford selling it..
    10-23-2012 07:54 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I truly believe this the cheapest they could afford selling it..
    The cheapest while maintaining their profit margins.
    10-23-2012 08:01 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    I agree, but what's your opinion on the price..
    Indiffernce. I'm not buying one.
    10-23-2012 08:04 PM
  9. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    I just saw the ipad mini price starting from 329$ that is rediculously expensive
    What do you guys think???!!!
    So what's a Good Price?? 149$?? 129$....99$ They Aren't Amazon that is selling Kindle Fire HD at cost with hopes on making money on content...
    10-23-2012 08:08 PM
  10. LSglock89's Avatar
    It's more than I was hoping, but even then I was expecting $299.

    I think others expectations were too high. They wanted iPad 3/4 specs in a smaller size and Playbook pricing. It will never happen.

    It may be technology from the iPad 2, but it's still going to be a great device that will appeal to those wanting a smaller device. It may also draw in people (like me) who never adopted the regular iPad because of the $500+ price tag and large size.
    popularbelief likes this.
    10-23-2012 08:10 PM
  11. RealNeal's Avatar
    It is not just iPad 2 technology. It has better wiFi, LTE, better cameras, a better case, better display, better battery, new lightning dock - the only thing that's the same is the A5 processor.
    rohdawgeleven likes this.
    10-23-2012 08:24 PM
  12. LSglock89's Avatar
    It is not just iPad 2 technology. It has better wiFi, LTE, better cameras, a better case, better display, better battery, new lightning dock - the only thing that's the same is the A5 processor.
    And Siri. Can't leave her out.
    10-23-2012 08:28 PM
  13. Kavalpatel7's Avatar
    It doesnt even have a flashlight
    10-23-2012 08:37 PM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    I really think Apple messed up on this one.. There's a huge psychological factor to pricing the device above the $300 price point. Also, there's the psychological factor of the entry point price. 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.

    What Apple should have done, in my opinion, is create an entry level iPad Mini at a lower price point (say $249) for 8GB, and then pricing the 16GB version at $329 or even $349 would have seemed like a more competitive deal. By doing that, Apple would have gained the benefit of a sub-$300 entry point, and won the psychological battle.

    Even though the iPad Mini is, again IMO, far superior spec-wise to the Nexus 7, the entry points are $130 apart, and that is going to play as a huge difference to the average consumer... despite the superior specs and the 8GB memory bump.

    Time will tell how this plays out, and no doubt, Apple will still sell a ton of them... but this device at this price point will not kill the android tablet competition. If anything, it will solidify their position as the low-cost entry level tablet of choice for the masses who shop in price alone.
    10-23-2012 08:49 PM
  15. jphillips1963's Avatar
    The price is ridiculous to be honest, the nexus 7 has more to offer than this with better resolution and an open source software, and what a third of the price cheaper. Apple has gone fruit loop on this pricing structure.
    10-23-2012 09:02 PM
  16. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I really think Apple messed up on this one.. There's a huge psychological factor to pricing the device above the $300 price point. Also, there's the psychological factor of the entry point price.
    I agree, but just stop and think. They release this now, sell a ton for the holidays, release the iPad mini 2 with retina in the spring time, and keep the non retina version around at the $249-269 price range.
    wanhazmir and jexner325 like this.
    10-23-2012 09:41 PM
  17. phreddyl's Avatar
    I thought they should have had an 8gig version for $199. After that 16gig for $299 32gig for $399. $299 for the 16gig being under $300 psychologically sounds better.
    10-23-2012 09:58 PM
  18. Kavalpatel7's Avatar
    Thank you
    10-23-2012 10:04 PM
  19. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    The price is ridiculous to be honest, the nexus 7 has more to offer than this with better resolution and an open source software, and what a third of the price cheaper. Apple has gone fruit loop on this pricing structure.
    nexus 7......Ha Ha.... ok.... feel free to purchase it.... you don't have to feel obligated to Purchase one.... Apple will be ok...
    mobile79 likes this.
    10-23-2012 10:33 PM
  20. CandyBean's Avatar
    i think apple's pricing has gotten a bit weird too... im wondering how many people will just purchase this over the ipod touch.. just fork over a bit more and you get a tablet instead of an mp3 player.. (yea.. i know, it's so much more than an mp3 player blah blah blah..)
    10-24-2012 06:05 PM
  21. DigitalMadness's Avatar
    The price is ridiculous to be honest, the nexus 7 has more to offer than this with better resolution and an open source software, and what a third of the price cheaper. Apple has gone fruit loop on this pricing structure.
    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.
    10-24-2012 08:05 PM
  22. Guacho's Avatar
    Exactly, that's why they took the time to compare a 199 dollars Android tablet with the iPad, you're paying more but you are getting a much better experience..
    10-24-2012 08:39 PM
  23. Eileen89's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with the price.
    DaPhoneking likes this.
    10-24-2012 08:47 PM
  24. mlg321's Avatar
    They'll sell millions of them.
    This is Apple's mentality. They'll sell millions without retina display, then sell another million next year when they release a new one with retina.
    10-24-2012 09:00 PM
  25. Eileen89's Avatar
    This is Apple's mentality. They'll sell millions without retina display, then sell another million next year when they release a new one with retina.
    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.
    Tbry likes this.
    10-24-2012 09:05 PM
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