Resolved Anyone have a guess as to what the Ipad mini 2 that will be announced on Oct. 23 cost

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  1. Sex macrumors newbie

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    First how, how much did the current ipad mini cost at launch,

    second, are there any guesses about how much it would cost?
     
  2. Lolaroxie macrumors newbie

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    well the current iPad mini costs $329, same as on launch day.

    If I had to guess, I would say the retina mini would kick the price up to $349
     
  3. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I wish they would just integrate the 4g option into one model and just do 399 and 50.00 per storage increment.

    399.449.499
     
  4. tann macrumors 68000

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    I don't see how Apple can release a mini with retina screen for a more expensive price than the current mini.

    If say we get a 16gb iPad mini w/ retina screen for $399 that's only $9 less than a 64gb Kindle Fire HDX 7" with LTE!

    I know the iPad mini is a smaller iPad without any compromise, but these new HDX's have been reviewed very well and are much much cheaper.

    $329 16gb iPad mini w/ retina display is what I think they need at the minimum to stay relevant to the vast majority of tablet purchasers.
     
  5. Lolaroxie macrumors newbie

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    I like to dream too ;)
     
  6. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    It will start at $129.95 to compete with the Coby tablets.
     
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  8. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    I really hope iPad mini with retina display is priced between $329-349. But I think it will most likely be $399.
     
  9. Tork macrumors regular

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    I know it's not going to happen, but starting at $299 would be just awesome. $329 is such an awkward price point...

    But I seriously doubt they'd increase it at all over this year's price, especially given Amazon's ridiculously low prices as noted above. A lot of people looking for a "7 inch class" tablet might find it pretty hard to drop $400 on an iPad mini when the Kindle Fire starts at $139.
     
  10. tann macrumors 68000

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    I agree if they could hit that magical $299 (~£229 in UK) it would be amazing.
     
  11. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I would be amazed if this happens. Why drop the price when the mini has sold so well! Competition is the only reason we may see a price drop but I think that is more likely just to avoid a price increase and keep a retina at it's current price.
     
  12. macduke macrumors 604

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    Two models:

    iPad Mini with Retina Display
    A7 chip
    Touch ID
    $399

    iPad Mini (refresh)
    A6 chip
    $299
     
  13. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    iPad Mini 2 should be having the same plastic color back like the iPhone 5C with a retina display.
     
  14. Ohrstrom macrumors 6502

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    I sure as hell hope not, Id have to go for a normal iPad if it did. :p
     
  15. dlondon macrumors regular

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    Quite possible given the invitation colors/colours but odd that not a single photo has emerged as yet.
     
  16. Internaut macrumors 6502a

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    I predict it won't come cheap (do I get a prize)? If anything, an iPad Mini II could be more expensive than the 5th generation full fat iPad, if it is every bit as capable as the bigger model.

    I don't buy the argument that the Mini must somehow compete with the likes of the latest Kindle Fire HDX. The gen 1 Mini is in many ways behind the gen 1 Fire HD, yet it sells!
     
  17. javisan macrumors regular

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    This would be ok for me. I prefer to pay $399 and have the A7 chip than pay the current $329 and have a less powerful chip.
     
  18. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    **** no
     

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