iPad Mini outselling iPad 2 to 1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rowspaxe, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2010
  2. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    iPad Mini starts at $330

    iPad starts at $500

  3. macrumors 65816


    Dec 11, 2009
  4. macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    I don't doubt this one bit. It's the hottest gift this holiday season.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Plus is like half the siZe so it takes twice as many to equal one =P
  6. macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
  7. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    But it doesn't have retina. But Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 are cheaper (and the Fire has Dolby digital stereo speakers). iPad mini should be a dud, no? :D
  8. macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2012
    It's only 1,8 inches smaller, with a better looking form factor, it still has the :apple: on its back and, most important thing, it's 170$/€ cheaper.
  9. macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I still think most people haven't figured out Apples strategy yet. The Mini was intended to kill the iPad 2. It was their replacement strategy, and their attempt at setting the rules for competition. By introducing the Mini, they eliminate the competition from the low-end knockoffs from Android. And....it's obviously working.
  10. macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I believe it. I sold my iPad 3 after a month with the Mini. To me the light weight and small size make it the Ultimate iPad.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    The weight has a lot to do with it and the size. The iPad 1-4 are just a bit heavy to hold and use for a long period of time while the Mini is the perfect size. Even though it doesn't have the "retina" it has a good screen and works fine for most uses. It is not really that much cheaper, especially when you can get the ipad 2-3 refurbs for close to the same price.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    i must admit, even Ipad 2 (considered lightest Ipad up-to-date) is still too heavy to hold for long time gameplay. Some games will be harder to play on regular Ipad because of the big screen and you finger can't seem to reach all button. But to say the Ipad mini has better form factor, i object. The thinner bezels is hideous.

    People buy it more because of the weight and price, thats it.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    I am not surprised. Cannot wait for sales numbers, so many people I know (who think the price is unethical:confused:) said it wouldn't sell.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
    I would like to see the return #s for it too...
  15. macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    What would you expect for a product released during the Christmas/holiday season?
  16. macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2006
    I had no doubt that the mini would out sell the iPad eventually. The price is better and the size is perfect. I think the Mini is Apple's best product so far in regards to size and weight. If it ever goes retina and they up the ram to equal the iPad then watch for sales to increase. Hopefully they keep the pricing structure.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2009
    i love how the article keeps saying that it's cannibalizing ipad sales. if anything, i think it's cannibalizing ipod touch sales.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006

    If it was like this:

    iPad starts at $300

    iPad mini starts at $500

    I'd still have bought my mini. Honestly. I value form factor over price, funny that, and I'll bet a lot of other people do too. If it was price alone that decided it, Android tablets would be far outselling the mini (and the full sized iPad for that matter).
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    Yep. I sold my iPad 3 to upgrade to an iPad Mini purely because I wanted a smaller device. If there's a choice I will always go for the smaller form factor, it's why I have an MBA 11" rather than a 13", and why, if I was going to swap to an Android phone, I'd make sure not to buy one with an oversized screen.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2012
    I bought the mini because of it's portability......it makes it easier to use.
  21. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    i can understand size and weight being a benefit for some,however slower and far worse resolution doesn't describe the ultimate ipad to me.
  22. macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2010
    yep. Just for fun, go back and read the forum posts from 6 months ago, where some of us were advocating for the mini, and many outspoken individuals were quoting Steve Jobs, and saying Apple would never go with the a smaller ipad, and it would be a crashing disaster if they did.

    Apparently, just because you don't want one doesn't mean that there isn't a lot of other people who do.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2009
    By Grabthar's Hammer
    Absolutely. For the past several years the iPod Touch was a very common gift to get kids. This year I know a lot of parents (including myself) who bought Mini's as Christmas gifts.
  24. macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    If the mini gets a retina upgrade that maintains battery life, weight and price I'll buy one. Much easier to hold for reading than my ipad 3 but I just couldn't get past the slightly fuzzy display when reading.

  25. macrumors 604


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I guess you missed the memo. It's not about specs anymore. It's about what you can do and where/how often you can do it. What good is that great resolution if I leave the iPad home more often than not or put it down after a shorter period of time because its heavier?

    The ultimate iPad (and Apple) is about usability, not specs.

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