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Old Jan 17, 2012, 12:49 PM   #26
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Oh god. I'm currently saving up for the iPad 2 and I won't reach the right amount before March (the month where the iPad is said to release). But if the iPad 3 will be more expensive....fuuuuuuuuffufuuuuu
same here but if it doesn't have any significant updates (for me) e.g. retina display than I might just buy a 64gb ipad 2 and save the money. BTW if you can go to germany or any western european country like Hungary and they have it quite a bit cheaper like around 500dkk difference between hungary and denmark on the 64gb wifi version.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 02:34 PM   #27
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Hummm,

While not too hard to predict, maybe the comment of $399 iPad 2 alongside iPad 3 is happening.
Display-panel-shipment-plans-suggest-apple-will-offer-ipad-2-alongside-ipad-3/
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 02:55 PM   #28
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Hummm,

While not too hard to predict, maybe the comment of $399 iPad 2 alongside iPad 3 is happening.
Display-panel-shipment-plans-suggest-apple-will-offer-ipad-2-alongside-ipad-3/
Yeah, and what was with all of the inexplicable down-votes received for my earlier post in this thread wondering when or if such a report might come out?
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 06:45 PM   #29
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At $399 your talking the price for a 64GB iPod Touch. Now how many of those people go for the iPad instead of the iPod. Although it would be great for consumers, I can't see Apple doing that.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 09:56 PM   #30
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Yeah, and what was with all of the inexplicable down-votes received for my earlier post in this thread wondering when or if such a report might come out?
Ya, rly!

Least U got a + vote this time!
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 10:21 PM   #31
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The Kindle Fire is sold at a loss on each device.
Wasn't that just stupid analyst napkin math?
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 10:26 PM   #32
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Wasn't that just stupid analyst napkin math?
Since any manufacturers supplier costs are closely-guarded secrets they're always going to be estimates, but I don't think there's a lot of disagreement that they're not runnig a profit on the Fire.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 11:09 PM   #33
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Since any manufacturers supplier costs are closely-guarded secrets they're always going to be estimates, but I don't think there's a lot of disagreement that they're not runnig a profit on the Fire.
I agree....how can they? They sell them dirt cheap with hopes people will shop in their crappy online store.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 05:36 AM   #34
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The loss is anywhere between $2 and $15 on each device, but this is classic Amazon. For the first couple of years of their existence they didn't turn a profit despite massive sales. Cheap prices get people through the door and keep them there.

Apple doesn't need to do this.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 06:29 AM   #35
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If I were running a business would I want to undercut my OWN product... No.

If I were running a business would I want a larger item on sale for the same price as a very similar item half the size... No.

If I were running a business would I want to sell at a very minimal, or no profit margin... No.

If I were a business and I was selling millions of a product would I suddenly change my business model... No.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 09:04 AM   #36
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If I were running a business would I want to undercut my OWN product... No.

If I were running a business would I want a larger item on sale for the same price as a very similar item half the size... No.

If I were running a business would I want to sell at a very minimal, or no profit margin... No.

If I were a business and I was selling millions of a product would I suddenly change my business model... No.
You've just made several (classic) blunders made time and again by entrenched businesses over the decades. Nice work
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 09:54 AM   #37
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If I were running a business would I want to undercut my OWN product... No.

If I were running a business would I want a larger item on sale for the same price as a very similar item half the size... No.

If I were running a business would I want to sell at a very minimal, or no profit margin... No.

If I were a business and I was selling millions of a product would I suddenly change my business model... No.
Points to Eastman Kodak, Dell, Yahoo, even Microsoft.

Apple almost went away too, but found a new product and new business.

iPod saved the company, not the iPhone or iPad.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 11:11 AM   #38
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If a $399 iPad will happen it will likely happen as a feature-limited educational device given the current line of textbook rumors (no cameras, keep the current processor).
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 06:43 PM   #39
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On the discussion about Apple continuing to offer the iPad 2 as an entry level model when the iPad 3 is eventually released, what is the possibility of Apple releasing a $299 or $349 8GB WiFi only iPad 2?
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 08:25 PM   #40
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On the discussion about Apple continuing to offer the iPad 2 as an entry level model when the iPad 3 is eventually released, what is the possibility of Apple releasing a $299 or $349 8GB WiFi only iPad 2?
Uh, none?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:23 AM   #41
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wow ipad 3
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:40 AM   #42
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wow ipad3! $399? omg!! anyways i love apple. apple mac is the best. apple has beat samsung and will go down and down. i love my iphone 4s but still apple has to increase the battery power. and you know what?? all the korean will be apple users
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