iPad mini iPad Mini Retina Price?

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

  1. iSimpsons macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    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 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012
    $399 (the current price of an iPad 2)

    If it's $499, you might as well get the iPad 4th gen. :confused:
  3. frag2 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    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 macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2013
    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 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    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 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    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 macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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 macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    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 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2013
    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?
  10. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    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 macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    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 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    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 macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    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 macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2010
    My guess is that they'll introduce the retina second gen at $329, and drop the first generation to $279.

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