How much will it go down in price?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by riker1384, May 9, 2010.

  1. riker1384 macrumors regular

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    Apple inevitably drops prices once they've recouped the research costs and the early-adopter chumps have all bought theirs. Can anyone make an educated guess on how cheap the iPad will get? I've seen articles where people have taken apart iPods and tried to figure out how much it costs to manufacture, so has anyone done that with the Ipad and figured out what it could sell for with a reasonable margin?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Where did you get the idea that Apple "inevitably" drops prices on their products? Aside from the first-gen iPhone, the only times I've noticed Apple dropping prices is when a product refresh is drawing near. So the only way you get an Apple product cheap is if you're willing to live with last year's technology.
     
  3. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I don't see prices of the iPad dropping I just see the specs rising. For instance the next iPad will probably have models in 32/64/128 MB configurations. They may also have 512MB of RAM versus the current 256MB.

    By version 3 we're going to have dual core Ax processors and probably a digital output (DisplayPort)
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ipods also fell, as did computers
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    In mid-cycle? And certainly not "inevitably"!
     
  6. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

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    I don't see the price dropping anytime soon, based on the demand of the device that we've seen so far.

    I just hope the next revision comes faster. :) For me, I don't really care about the $ that I spend, but I want a device that can replace my laptop & desktop. Hopefully we'll be there by revision 3 or 4.
     
  7. emotion macrumors 68040

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    There might be a cheaper smaller one coming (7inch display, plastic unibody) but I agree with the thought that the specs on this model will just go up and price hold. At least in the near/mid term.
     
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    The only time Apple ever lowers a price on an existing model is 1) it's not selling and they have an inventory greater than 4 weeks and 2) there is a new model waiting in the wings and they have an inventory of the current model greater than 4 weeks.

    Apple may or may not lower the price of next years model, but don't expect more than a crumb -- $20. Typically, Apple just adds hardware features and keep the price points. It really depends on how aggressive Apple wants and needs to get. It took quite a few years for the iPods to become inexpensive.
     

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