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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:25 PM   #51
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It's very expensive for what it is, but I'm sure Apple will sell truckloads of the things as usual.

Nice form factor, nice looking device but the price is a little too high for me - especially at the slightly inflated UK prices.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:25 PM   #52
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$329 is £206...

The iPad Mini - Starting at £269 in the UK!

Im not enjoying the £60 markup at all.
The US price doesn't include VAT. It's really only about £20 dearer which includes import duties and better warranty cover.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:25 PM   #53
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$329 is still higher then ideal (and breaks Apples usual full $100 increments) but will still sell like hotcakes!

IMHO, $299 is ideal, but I will go with $329.


I think Mini will be a huge blow to other tablets.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:26 PM   #54
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This thread is about the mini, you're looking for the other one.

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/23/...ing-connector/
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:26 PM   #55
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no retina = no bueno.

as i like the smaller size and style of it, the lack of the retina display might steer away other customers. the iPhone 4 had retina display and that's 2yrs old already. the iPad 3 had it aswell, i dont get it?

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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:26 PM   #56
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Comparing the new 32GB Nexus 7 to the 32GB Mini, the Nexus has a far faster CPU, a slightly better GPU, a standard USB port, a higher resolution screen and thus a far higher PPI, but yet costs over $180 less. Sure, the new iPad Mini will be a hit.... People will also surely love the new crApple maps app on iOS 6, which will work even better since the wi-fi mini will not a have a GPS, unlike the Nexus 7, and passbook will work great, especially with no NFC capabilities, again, unlike the Nexus 7. What a failure of a product Apple has excreted...
a faster cpu? is this thing not fast enough? i have the ipad 3 and i never felt that any app would push the ipad to its limits.

nfc? usb? what for?

i am very happy with my ipad 3, and i am considering buying the mini for my wife as our second ipad. glad you are happy with your nexus. have fun. I know I will.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:26 PM   #57
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I like Apple products too....but have to vote with my wallet on this one.

I shrunken iPad 2 for $329....no thanks.

If Google comes through with the rumored $199 16 gig Nexus 7 on October 28th, I'll order that day.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:26 PM   #58
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This bad marketing decision is the starting point of the downfall of Apple, whether you like it or not.
Because we haven't heard that before
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:26 PM   #59
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What makes you say that? I have heard nothing to support that.

Edit: Apple’s website says it does support Siri.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:26 PM   #60
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I would've got it for $250, but for 329, they can go screw themselves. Apple lost its way.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #61
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This place hasn't changed in years...official complaint forums, post product announcement blah.

On the bright side, Apple filled a void in their growing product line-up!
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #62
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Good showing. Apple probably does not need the device to be a blockbuster. It will beat the Nexus 7 easily.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #63
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I’d love the dreams of lower prices to be true (and one day they will be) but for now... if you want portable AND great apps, what other choice is there? Android tablets don’t cut it. They have specs you can enjoy reading (as long as you ignore the specs the iPad Mini has better!) and a huge lack of apps that would match the app quality on iPad.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #64
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This will sell, however I think it could have sold ALOT more if they would have lowered the price at least 50$.

The price won't be enough to totally take over all the other 7" tablet sales.
A little dissapointed
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #65
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I thought the mini looked very nice, weighs what a pad of paper does - nice job Apple. It would have been better if they could have gone for $299, but $30 more isn't bad.

I'm sure the limiting factor on how many they sell this quarter will be the production number.

Add all the other improvements and Apple just knocked the ball out of the park for this announcement we thought was only going to be a for a few products.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #66
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$329 is a bit of a pricing FAIL.

With basically shrunken iPad 2 guts (+ LTE), they really should have hit $299 or $249. They care too much about not overlapping the iPod Touch prices... But the touch is a slowly dying product line. At $249 they could have delivered a knock-out blow to Google & Amazon, but instead they chose this path.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #67
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$329 is £206...

The iPad Mini - Starting at £269 in the UK!

Im not enjoying the £60 markup at all.
But we, my fellow Brit, are enjoying two year EU mandatory warranty as well as the 20% VAT on top.

Americans get it cheaper but have much worse consumer protection.

Can't lick both sides of the lollipop.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #68
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Not really. Did you not see how they skimmed over that part and got to the iPad mini.

I mentioned in the keynote thread that small updates like this are to be expected. The iPad 3 works really well
i'm only concerned that the iPad 3 will never get iOS7 now, claiming the hardware is dated and they dont even sell it anymore unlike the iPad 2 .... just like what happened to the first iPad

thats why i sold and replaced my iPad 2 with the 3rd in the first place. ARGH!!!
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #69
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So if a new 4th generation ipad was just introduced...why is there not a price cut across the board on the ipad 2 and 3rd generation models?

Very confused. Oh, and that $329 price point sucks.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:27 PM   #71
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my colleague bought the nexus

it crashed several times on the first of day

when i first saw it, i thought it was pretty cool

after the first crash, he was pissed and i was disappointed

i was really considering buying it but not anymore after the crashes
I purchased my Nexus in July, and since have had perhaps 4-5 crashes total. Compared to my iPad 1, which crashes around every 5-10 minutes on iOS5, I am extreme happy with the Nexus. Perhaps that guy got a DOA one?
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:28 PM   #72
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Being an apple fan. I find the presentation a b*** C***. Comparing with a Nexus 7 and saying mini is better...Off course it is. But for 199, compared to 329 , iPad mini still will NOT win here...

When iPhone 5 came out, Apple promo was, we don't want big screen on a handheld because we want user to use their thumb easily.
Where is this ideal on the iPad mini??? 5 inch is too big, but a 7.9 inch is just perfect?? WTF?
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:28 PM   #73
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What stock exchange are you looking at? Mine doesn't seem agree with you.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:28 PM   #74
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Sprint Data Plan?

What is the cost of Data for the iPad mini on Sprint?
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:28 PM   #75
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I would've got it for $250, but for 329, they can go screw themselves. Apple lost its way.
Maybe you could get the Android tablet they compared it to?
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