iPad mini iPad Mini Retina $399 - Thoughts? [POLL Added]

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AlvinNguyen, Oct 22, 2013.

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Is the $399 iPad Mini Retina a rip off or well priced?

  1. It's ridiculous! $399?!

    103 vote(s)
    24.5%
  2. It's well priced for a great new upgrade with 64bit + retina!

    201 vote(s)
    47.7%
  3. It's ok - I'd rather pay another $100 for the $499 iPad Air!

    93 vote(s)
    22.1%
  4. Not impressed with either - I'm keeping my current iPad.

    24 vote(s)
    5.7%
  1. AlvinNguyen, Oct 22, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013

    AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    What do you guys think?

    Rip off - $399?

    Well Priced? - Current gen CPU with 64bit architecture and retina display is worth it.

    Or would you rather pay a little more for the larger iPad? - $100 is not a large difference for a bigger, lighter, all new design.
     
  2. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a

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  3. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    #3
    Insanely affordable given it has the full power of the iPad Air in a gorgeous iPad Mini retina display.

    I think it's amazing what Apple has achieved today. They've basically destroyed all their competitors with devices nobody else could ever make.
     
  4. braddick macrumors 68040

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    #4
    Extremely well priced and I can't imagine anyone opting now for the lesser non-retina model.
     
  5. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    that was a dumb move to put it at 399 with the only justification being retina...and only dropping price of regular mini 30 bucks was dumb should have dropped it more, you can already get it for 299 at target most weekends
     
  6. Xerotech macrumors 6502

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    Considering they have pretty much the same parts. It is rather well priced.
     
  7. Prototypical macrumors 6502

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    My first thought too, but it's basically the Air in a smaller package (vs. the original mini, which had a weaker screen and weaker processing power). Not a bad deal, especially if you just want the smaller size.

    I wonder if they're going to release an iPad Mini (c)? :p
     
  8. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    Definitely overpriced, but thats Apple and they will still sell tons.
     
  9. oplix macrumors 65816

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    #9
    overpriced? Lol. The seller sets the market. Not the buyer. I don't see any other company making anything even close.
     
  10. taptic macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't be so shocked at the price increase if there were touch ID on it... BUT THERE ISN'T!! :mad::eek::mad::eek:
     
  11. kramjam macrumors 6502

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    Probably going to go for the iPad Air, thoughts on the mini may change depending how much RAM it has.
     
  12. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

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    Sad it wasn't $329 like the original and even more sad to hear it's not available till later November. Why can't they just give a dang date!
     
  13. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Makes sense to me. Retina display and A7 weren't going to be cheap. This is a big jump forward that moves the Mini from the "cheap" alternative to a leading product in their line.

    It will sell like hotcakes.
     
  14. djransom macrumors 68040

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    #14
    I will be grabbing my daughter one for Christmas and I'm considering one for myself. Probably won't since I'm still using my work iPad 4.
     
  15. Hello... macrumors 6502a

    Hello...

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    Kinda thinking about keeping my ipad mini for awhile, no battery updates, MEH..
     
  16. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    Well then you can now get the 1st gen Mini for $269 at Target then :D

    I think the price increase is somewhat justified and expected with the retina display, plus it's using current gen CPU, not two gen old.
     
  17. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    How is it a rip off when it has the exact innards of the iPad Air but in a smaller package? For an apple product I think it's a steal.
     
  18. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    I think it's too high. More so because competition is heating up and apple has locked in these higher prices.

    Did they mention if its the same thickness as the original mini?
     
  19. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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  20. DFZD macrumors regular

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    #21
    It fills in the space between the iPad Full and the iPad Cheap. It's a Pocket Rocket.
    64 Bit, A7. Imagine you can save 100 dollars and get a more portable device. Win Win. :)
     
  21. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    #22
    Too expensive? Find me another tablet with the quality and effective OS of this device at the same price point.

    It is well priced. If you can't afford $500 for a tablet that pretty much doubles as a laptop you shouldn't be purchasing one at all.
     
  22. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    #23
    I think the fact that its a smaller iPad Air instead of a smaller iPad 2 justifies the price.
     
  23. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    #24
    iPad mini with Retina display now weighs more, at 0.73lbs. Makes it a harder choice to choose between mini or full.
     
  24. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    I think most people who think its overpriced need to consider that it will NOT run last gen hardware. the current mini is running ipad2 gen hardware, and the new mini will have the exact same hardware as the ipad air so its NOT just a retina display. I think we all have come to expect too much. who doesn't want all the bells and whistles and pay next to nothing? if it will run ipad 3 or ipad 4 specs, then I would agree that it's overpriced just for the retina.
     

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