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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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$329 for a Mini? Are you kidding me!?

Ok, Apple is now officially acknowledging that it's a greedy money hungry company. I'm sorry but if you pay 329 for a 16GB mini you've either got more money than common sense or are a complete moron. That's friggin rediculous. WOW!
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Ok, Apple is now officially acknowledging that it's a greedy money hungry company. I'm sorry but if you pay 329 for a 16GB mini you've either got more money than common sense or are a complete moron. That's friggin rediculous. WOW!
And what would be a good price to you?
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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especially given its tech specs.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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$299 would have made perfect sense.

$299 mini
$399 iPad 3
$499 iPad 4
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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$299 would have made perfect sense.

$299 mini
$399 iPad 3
$499 iPad 4
agree... but imagine if AAPL can sell 100million units (like ipad) in 2 years... that $30 difference means additional $3 billion net profit!!! then why not...
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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Actually, $249 would have been about right. Essentially, it's a smaller ipad 2. The competition has better products at $199, so....
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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The competition has better products at $199, so....
I don't see anything at $199 that's even close to iPad Mini. Did you not watch the event?
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:53 PM   #8
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Maybe you're used to working at a job where people don't like your products... but when you have people lining up to buy your products and have it sell out in record time, you can afford to charge a premium for it.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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Actually, $249 would have been about right. Essentially, it's a smaller ipad 2. The competition has better products at $199, so....
What's better about them?

The iPad mini is faster than the Nexus 7 in every way, it's got MUCH better tablet apps, it's better built, thinner, lighter.

The Nexus has higher resolution and....well, that's all.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:54 PM   #10
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I agree. Apple should price their products like this:

iMac 27" - $499
iPad 4th Gen - $199
iPad Mini - $99
iPod Touch - $49
iPhone 5 - $0 with no contract.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:54 PM   #11
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And what would be a good price to you?
a competitive one, the Nexus 7 blows it out the water and is much cheaper.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:56 PM   #12
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ok, apple is now officially acknowledging that it's a greedy money hungry company. I'm sorry but if you pay 329 for a 16gb mini you've either got more money than common sense or are a complete moron. That's friggin rediculous. Wow!
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Actually, $249 would have been about right. Essentially, it's a smaller ipad 2. The competition has better products at $199, so....
Why not 229! :P
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:56 PM   #13
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$329 for a Mini? Are you kidding me!?

And if u don't hurry to pre-order, u won't get one until January.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:57 PM   #14
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What's better about them?

The iPad mini is faster than the Nexus 7 in every way, it's got MUCH better tablet apps, it's better built, thinner, lighter.

The Nexus has higher resolution and....well, that's all.
Nexus has built in GPS. The WiFi version of the iPad does not.

I don't see how Apple justifies the $130 premium over the Google Nexus 7. That premium jumps to $260 if you want/need GPS. It goes to $310 if you want 32GB and GPS.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:57 PM   #15
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a competitive one, the Nexus 7 blows it out the water and is much cheaper.
Let me introduce you to a company called Apple (formerly Apple Computers)

The have NEVER sold a device that was "competitively priced".

There you have it.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:58 PM   #16
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agree... but imagine if AAPL can sell 100million units (like ipad) in 2 years... that $30 difference means additional $3 billion net profit!!! then why not...
They should charge $1000 for the tablet. That $700 x 100 million means 70 billion in profit!why not??!?!?

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Old Oct 23, 2012, 02:59 PM   #17
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Let me introduce you to a company called Apple (formerly Apple Computers)

The have NEVER sold a device that was "competitively priced".

There you have it.
But they usually sell a top quality product, this isn't, not even close.
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Nexus has built in GPS. The WiFi version of the iPad does not.

I don't see how Apple justifies the $130 premium over the Google Nexus 7. That premium jumps to $260 if you want/need GPS. It goes to $310 if you want 32GB and GPS.
This is how they justify it:

"Hey, we're Apple, you'll pay for it because that is how much we want to sell it for."
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 03:00 PM   #19
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while i agree $299 just looks better I think Apple is selling the reputation of the ipad as a feature.

Why are many other 7" tablets so cheap? because they need to be in order to have some competitive advantage since their products don't carry anything to back them up. Their build is also comparable to their price range (plastic and they break easily).
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But they usually sell a top quality product, this isn't, not even close.
How do you know it's not top quality? Has one fallen apart on you? If you mean they sell cutting edge technology; that isn't true either. They build and sell (since the very first Apple 1) products that are the best uses of current technology and sell it at maximum amount of profit. They always have.

Yes there are some times where they innovate; introducing Thunderbolt (which they didn't create), Firewire (which essentially was a flop and has been nearly abandoned). What they do, do is have cutting edge design and I think the iPad Mini is well designed aesthetically.

Here is why it's 329. If it's 299 they cannibalize their iPad 2 and iPad 3. Look at their history. They've always had an incremental price upgrade for the "next device up".

"399 isn't that big a jump from 329... why don't I just get the iPad 2? Hmm... come to think of it for 100 bucks more I can get a retina display and better graphics and speed... I should just go with the NEW iPad!" - See how that works?
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 03:07 PM   #21
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What's better about them?

The iPad mini is faster than the Nexus 7 in every way, it's got MUCH better tablet apps, it's better built, thinner, lighter.

The Nexus has higher resolution and....well, that's all.
I doubt it is faster. I have a Nexus 7 and it was a match for my iPad 3 never mind an iPad 2.
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Ok, Apple is now officially acknowledging that it's a greedy money hungry company. I'm sorry but if you pay 329 for a 16GB mini you've either got more money than common sense or are a complete moron. That's friggin rediculous. WOW!
I don't understand how people still don't understand apple. Just bc another company creates a product and has to price it super low to compete with Apple...why should apple do the same? Apple pretty much competes with themselves. You're crying over $30 and you're sportin a 24inch iMac? I find that funny.
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And if u don't hurry to pre-order, u won't get one until January.
Yeah. In the interest of full disclosure, I will probably buy an iPad mini. It fits what I'm looking for and I'm already invested in the iCosystem.

But I won't bother considering it until after the Christmas season. I may even wait until they start showing up in the Refurb section.

The price isn't the issue for me. I'm just underwelmed with the specs. I would have been fine if the WiFi has included GPS and it had an A6 processor instead of the A5.

But as it stands Apple just isn't offering enough to justify the premium.

I see the Google Nexus 7 as the brenchmark for seven in tablets. In my mind Apple missed the mark with the iPad Mini
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Apple was never going to Release a 199 tablet
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I don't understand how people still don't understand apple. Just bc another company creates a product and has to price it super low to compete with Apple...why should apple do the same? Apple pretty much competes with themselves. You're crying over $30 and you're sportin a 24inch iMac? I find that funny.
Apple has very shrewdly avoided getting into a price war with its competition. But they have for the most part been able to differentiate their product enough to justify the price premium.

With the iPad Mini, they are essentially playing catch-up to the seven inch tablet market. I just don't see how they justify the premium in this instance.

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Apple was never going to Release a 199 tablet
They didn't need to. They just needed to be able to justify the premium.

In my opinion, they fell short in this instance.
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