It's obvious Apple has to come down on the price.

Razeus

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With all $75-$150 off sales from places like Best Buy, Staples, etc., it's obviously should come down on the price by $100 for the iPad 3. Seems clear that consumers think the price is too high, yet see an increase in demand during these sales. Could be a partial answer to the lack of significant iPad sales.
 

aneftp

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The iPad is still the best tablet around. (And I am android and iOS and windows guy).

All tablet sales are down in general. But it's not like Samsung has really lowered their prices either. And realize apple doesn't need to match competitor prices either. Google nexus tablet isn't cheap either at $400.

Why should apple lower their msrp of their iPad?

And yes. I agree there are a lot of sales on iPads. But Apple isn't going to lower the msrp.
 

Abazigal

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With all $75-$150 off sales from places like Best Buy, Staples, etc., it's obviously should come down on the price by $100 for the iPad 3. Seems clear that consumers think the price is too high, yet see an increase in demand during these sales. Could be a partial answer to the lack of significant iPad sales.
Higher sales is pointless without a corresponding increase in profits.

I feel that the falling sales in iPads is more due to everyone already having a tablet of some sort, and them not feeling the need to upgrade anytime soon. I don't think a lower price will significantly improve sales when Apple customers have already shown that they are not very price-sensitive to this sort of things.
 

s2mikey

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What they need to do is drop 16GB model in the fall.
Yes. Agreed. They also ought to drop the upcharge for cellular model from $130 extra to $100 extra.

They'll end up making more money even with slightly reduced profit if sales increase. Volume does overcome margin at some point when discussing actual dollars earned.
 

Closingracer

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With all $75-$150 off sales from places like Best Buy, Staples, etc., it's obviously should come down on the price by $100 for the iPad 3. Seems clear that consumers think the price is too high, yet see an increase in demand during these sales. Could be a partial answer to the lack of significant iPad sales.

Naa with the pricing your going to have people looking at it as a "Deal" and thus you're going to get some more sales perceived as deals. If the MSRP was lower people will just wait for them to be on sale for even lower and then start cutting into their margins
 

Closingracer

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Yes. Agreed. They also ought to drop the upcharge for cellular model from $130 extra to $100 extra.

They'll end up making more money even with slightly reduced profit if sales increase. Volume does overcome margin at some point when discussing actual dollars earned.

Meh not really that much more imo.
 

aneftp

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They already dropped it by $100 last year. I got my 128GB Air 2 for 700 instead of 800 like the Air 1 was.


Kal.
They didn't drop the 16gb $499 msrp base price.

We all know apple should have had a base 32gb $499 model. But people wouldn't be "forced" to buy the $599 model.
 

Andres Cantu

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With all $75-$150 off sales from places like Best Buy, Staples, etc., it's obviously should come down on the price by $100 for the iPad 3. Seems clear that consumers think the price is too high, yet see an increase in demand during these sales. Could be a partial answer to the lack of significant iPad sales.
Do you mean iPad Air 3? Also, while I agree that the price is too high, I don't think they will ever lower their prices.
 

Shanghaichica

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They already dropped it by $100 last year. I got my 128GB Air 2 for 700 instead of 800 like the Air 1 was.


Kal.

I agree. I paid £479 for a 32GB iPad Air. This year I paid the same for a 128 GB iPad mini 3 and only £80 more for a 128GB iPad Air 2. I think the pricing is fine. It's a premium tablet and as someone who has owned various Samsung tablets and nexus tablets it's the best tablet on the market by a long shot. When you spend your money on an iPad you know you are getting a high quality device. Excellent after sales service and software support for years to come.
 
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