Originally Posted by daywiz
Maybe a 16GB entry model with wifi & cellular at $549 would seem perfect. Can cut out 8 model configuration to a 4 model configuration with pricing like $549, $649, $749 and $849 ( 16, 32, 64 or 128GB)
If this were to be the case, (not that I believe it will), I would definitely not buy the iPad mini I am currently planning to get. Firstly I have unlimited data and tethering on my phone so have no wish to pay for more data, also having had an iPad 2 in the past, I know that my use for it will be limited due to the restrictions of iOS. (Now if it were a touch screen device running a version of OSX, that would be completely different!) I love the form factor of the mini as I'm finding the iPhone screen to be too small for comfortable browsing but would be unwilling to pay more than the current price of the wifi version.
I am sure there are many people who wouldn't pay the extra for the cellular version and would just buy another tablet instead.
My own suggestion to simplify the product line up, (which would definitely not be one Apple would choose), would be to only make one size, maybe 16GB or 32GB, but have an SD card slot for extra memory.