iPad mini iPad Mini Retina Price?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iSimpsons, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. iSimpsons
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    Knowing Apple, obviously they won't put a retina screen on the iPad Mini without increasing the price.

    What do you guys think the price would be for a 16GB WiFi Model? I'm thinking around $499 (£329).
     
  2. tpho
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    $399 (the current price of an iPad 2)

    If it's $499, you might as well get the iPad 4th gen. :confused:
     
  3. frag2
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    It'll probably retain the same price of 329$. However, when you put the capacity into perspective:

    429$ for 32GB Ipad Mini
    269$ for 32GB Nexus 7 II

    Considering the slide Apple has lately with Ipad sales, they would be stupid to not drop the price a bit. But Apple tends to sell things built off their aura and mystique so I don't see why they wouldn't just keep the insane pricing models.

    They would be wise to just drop the pricing by about 50$
     
  4. srkmish
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    Would blindly buy it at 329$. I love experiencing both ios and android tablets and i want the best in portable tablets from both OS'.
     
  5. iSimpsons
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    Guys $499 after tax. I just converted the current UK price (£269) to dollars.

    If it retains its current price of $329, I would jump at the opportunity on pre order date! Lets hope Apple releases this before the Christmas timeframe.
     
  6. charlituna
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    Obviously nothing. They have increased specs on items AND lowered the price. And they put retina on the iPhone and iPad without raising the price
     
  7. darngooddesign
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    Obviously since they didn't increase the price of the iPhone 4 when it got Retina and they didn't increase the price of the iPad 3 when it got Retina, they will increase the price of the Mini when it gets Retina. /s

    So knowing Apple you are probably incorrect.
     
  8. cambookpro
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    It won't jump £60.

    It may go up slightly, as the iPad mini seems a smaller margin product than the normal iPad, so there is less 'wiggle room' per se.

    However, I'd be extremely surprised if they put it up to more than $349/£279-89.
     
  9. Florals
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it did jump £50-60, but that isn't to say I'd be happy about it. £279 for a retina mini just sounds too good to be true (and I'd be snapping one up on release day if this was the case), but I would've thought that for Apple to keep the price almost the same they'd make less of a margin on each unit - surely the retina screen will cost them much more than the old lower-res screen?
     
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    The jump from an iPad 2 to a retina iPad 3 incurred a $30 increase for the screen - I wouldn't be surprised if Apple managed to get the screen for the mini down to a $20 increase due to the smaller size and higher volume.

    I'm pretty sure Apple wouldn't try and make extra profit on the screen, so a $20-40 increase sound about right.
     
  11. HarryWild
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    If Apple is going to release the iPad Mini Retina this year along with iPad 5; it has to have the same profit margin as the iPad 5 for Apple to do it at the same time. Apple fears that the Mini Retina would take away sales from the iPad 5; but if both have the same profit margin; the it would be no harm to Apple!

    My thinking is the following:

    16GB $429
    32Gb $529
    64GB $659
    128GB $759

    I am willing to pay these higher price as long as they release it in September/October time frame instead of 2nd quarter 2014!
     
  12. cdmoore74
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    The most common sense I've read on this forum. People are so naive to believe Apple will release a $329 retina iPad mini. Everyone forgets that Apple wants to make a profit and they still want to sale their 9.7" iPad.
     
  13. Abazigal
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    In my opinion, the main reason why the first ipad mini was priced at $329 was exactly so they could fit in a retina display and not need to raise the price (i.e.: the initial price already factored in the improved specs and screen, so you are in a sense overpaying for the first mini).

    Plus, if we don't see a change in form factor, any increase in specs can be offset by savings in manufacturing efficiencies and R&D.

    So I believe the price will stay unchanged.
     
  14. ep1cn00bt00b
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    My guess is that they'll introduce the retina second gen at $329, and drop the first generation to $279.
     

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