Is $329 an appropriate price?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HiRez, Oct 20, 2012.

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Is $329 an appropriate price?

  1. No, Apple should make it lower to entice more users and not let Amazon & Google take marketshare.

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  2. Yes, It's just about right.

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  3. No, they could charge more and still sell tens of millions.

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  4. Only if there's additional badassery (built in LTE/no cost, Retina display, 15 hour battery, etc.)

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  1. HiRez, Oct 20, 2012
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    HiRez macrumors 603

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    So of course we don't know the real specs yet, or even if the rumored $329 is correct. But just for fun let's say it is an ~8" iPad, 1024x768 (non-Retina) display, A5 processor, 16 GB storage, WiFi-only, for $329. In other words, the guts of an iPhone 4S attached to a smaller iPad2 display. What do you think?
     
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  3. vcoleiro1 macrumors member

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    For the specs and price you outlined, the decision would be made easy . I'd get a 32gb Nexus 7 for $250 every day of the week
     
  4. golf1410, Oct 20, 2012
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    Definitely no. How Apple will compete with Nexus 7 and Amazon fire HD?
     
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    btw you mean 16GB storage capacity and 1GB of RAM right?
     
  6. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    Apple can do just fine without joining the race to the bottom.

    Look at the Ultrabooks. Apple created the category, and other PC makers are matching Apple's price, avoiding the no-profit competitive commodity market.

    I think that Apple still offers extra value that warrants a higher price.
     
  7. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    If it doesn't have a retina display, then I think it's priced a little too high.
     
  8. HiRez thread starter macrumors 603

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    Whoops...yeah. I'll fix that, thanks.:)
     
  9. Nee412 macrumors 6502

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    At the $329 price it's priced reasonably if it doesn't have Retina, and amazingly if it does.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    no it's a joke thats a mini verison. goes against the point of having a another verison which you can afford.
     
  11. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Apple doesn't compete on price.

    Ever.
     
  12. PlutoniusX macrumors member

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    It has to have some darn fine specs to set it apart from the competition. If not, bye
     
  13. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Without retina under $300 would be better; as an entry level device for new customers / consumers
     
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    Speculation only....

    1. iPad Mini with 16 GB/WiFi should be only $299.99 not a dime more

    2. iPad Mini with 16 GB & 3G should be only $349.99

    3. iPad Mini with 16 GB w/4G & Retina than I would say $399.99

    $329.00 with only 16 GB/No retina/WiFi only is a stretch when you have Nexus 7 & 32 GB for $250.00. A no go for me.
     
  15. ToyGun1 macrumors 6502

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    Agree spending more than $399.99. Might as well wait for ipad 4. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Huginnmuninn macrumors regular

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    I think the other rumors I've seen are more reasonable: a skimpy 8Gb WiFi model for $299 (for cheap people and the ability to market "starting at $299") with the 16Gb model for $349.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I think it needs to be less expensive.
     
  18. iAmReason macrumors newbie

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    You say "compete" like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire are actually threats to the iPad's dominance. You know how many Nexus 7's were sold in Q3? 1 million. Apple, on the other hand, sold 17 million in Q2 (Q3 earnings aren't out yet). They can price this at $500 and stay dominant.
     
  19. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Easily. Apple does not have to compete on price. In fact competitors must to undercut Apple in order to have any chance of success.
     
  20. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    $350 for 16GB/4G model would have been a decent price in my mind. And a smaller gap between WIFI only and 4G models.
     
  21. HenryHealy macrumors member

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    In my opinion, $299 is about the most they should charge for the base Wi-fi model. For $329, it would want the A6 chip and the Retina display.
     
  22. TreyCox macrumors regular

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    Apple is a premium brand. $329 is more than appropriate. iPad shouldn't be lowered to the level of Kindle and Nexus.
     
  23. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    I don't think you get both ... It's more like A6 or Retina. In this case Retina is my preference. Performance on my iPad3 is more then enough. But the screen is just too good.
     
  24. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Goodness. You give in to easily. And no, for those with half a brain, $329 for 16 GB, no retina and wifi only is not appropriate. It would be classic Apple, but not appropriate. $329 for retina/16 GB and 3G might be in my opinion, but Apple does not listen to me.....
     
  25. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    The interesting thing I find about the backlash towards the the iPad Mini's price (and the price of Androids Tabs) is that no one questions the price of iPhones.

    The 4S had a smaller screen and essentially the same specs as the iPad Mini but people bought that for $600+ with no problems but a $329 iPad is suddenly too much?

    I'm not saying it's bad that people are talking about this, just that it's interesting.
     

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