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Old Sep 4, 2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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iPad Mini 2 Price?

Do you guys think that the iPad Mini 2 w/ a retina display will have a raised price somewhat? And apple will keep selling the older model for the same price?

You have to think about the competition, especially the dirt cheap new Nexus 7.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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We can only speculate. Apple did not care about the price of the first N7 when the Mini was released so think about that. If they could sell the first Mini for $329 and it sold like hotcakes beating out the larger IPads that had retina, one would think they could get more bucks for the 2 with retina but .....
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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My guess is it'll either sell for $350 or $399. $399 sounds more realistic though, because they have to put an updated processor and graphics in there too (to ensure it can handle smooth operation with a dense retina display), not just the screen.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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My guess is it'll either sell for $350 or $399. $399 sounds more realistic though, because they have to put an updated processor and graphics in there too (to ensure it can handle smooth operation with a dense retina display), not just the screen.
iPad 2 being dropped, and the iPad Mini w/ retina taking its place at $399 in the lineup? Sounds good to me.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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Once Apple makes their announcement, then you will know precisely. Before that it's pure wasted time speculating.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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iPad 2 being dropped, and the iPad Mini w/ retina taking its place at $399 in the lineup? Sounds good to me.
Lol well I'd hope the iPad 2 would be dropped. That thing is ancient now
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 12:13 AM   #8
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at this point, when the ipad mini with retina finally comes, I think it will become the definitive ipad. I have a retina ipad now and love it, but with the weight of the mini and how easy it is to hold in one hand for things like reading...I can't wait
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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If it goes up it won't be by a lot. If prices went up as technology improved then a macbook would cost a billion dollars by now.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 10:43 AM   #10
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They'll keep the iPad 2 for schools, because the education cost is so attractive. Schools across the country are implementing them as educational devices. Los Angeles Public Schools is going 1:1 this year, nearly 700,000!

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Old Sep 6, 2013, 11:31 AM   #11
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I think it will sell for how much the current iPad Mini sells for right now.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 11:47 AM   #12
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Once Apple makes their announcement, then you will know precisely. Before that it's pure wasted time speculating.
Spacial is right. We should only discuss things that have been confirmed by Apple.

Spacial, please could you write to Arn and ask him to change the name of the site to MacFacts? Obviously, you'll need warn him about a drastic loss in traffic and revenue, but I'm sure he'll see the brilliance of your plan.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 02:45 PM   #13
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Why more expensive?

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My guess is it'll either sell for $350 or $399. $399 sounds more realistic though, because they have to put an updated processor and graphics in there too (to ensure it can handle smooth operation with a dense retina display), not just the screen.
I can see it costing a few dollars more for the Retina Display, but updated proc and graphics are no reason for cost increase. Cost of graphics today that were ok for retina last year has to be at least 50% of what it was a year ago. Realistically, the different processor should cost no more to make.
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I can see it costing a few dollars more for the Retina Display, but updated proc and graphics are no reason for cost increase. Cost of graphics today that were ok for retina last year has to be at least 50% of what it was a year ago. Realistically, the different processor should cost no more to make.
What was the price difference From the iPad 2 --> iPad 3 (first retina iPad)? I'm assuming something similar will happen to that. So either it'll stay the same, or up to $350? I bet apple could have easily set the original iPad mini price to $350 and still sold well, so maybe they set it lower, having intended the retina mini to come in at $350 afterward.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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It would be a monumental mistake if its priced higher than the current mini considering retina type resolution 7" android tablets going for $229.
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Old Sep 7, 2013, 01:05 AM   #16
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Memory price jumps

They need to address the price for 16G, 32G and 64G... no way does memory cost $100 for 16G these days

About time 16G went away altogether. 32, 64, 128.

With realistic jumps between them (look at what shop bought Flash keys are worth to see how much memory tax Apple is applying). Without the ability to addin micro SD cards of your own, you are stuck with Apple's excessive memory prices. Usually the middle memoried item is the worst value one.
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Old Sep 7, 2013, 02:50 AM   #17
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Do you guys think that the iPad Mini 2 w/ a retina display will have a raised price somewhat? And apple will keep selling the older model for the same price?

You have to think about the competition, especially the dirt cheap new Nexus 7.
Hold on, let me check the Apple site for their pricing..................



Darn, it's not on there yet.
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