iPad Price of new iPad 5 -any guesses?

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  1. satchmo macrumors 65816

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    With hardware upgrades, Apple often adds new features and keeps the price the same.

    Given the competition (primarily the Kindle HD) is priced so much cheaper, do you anticipate Apple adjusting their prices a bit lower? Not a race to the bottom, but perhaps $459 for a entry level 16gb iPad?
     
  2. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Same in my opinion. Just because, Apple does what apple does, and I have not seen them trying to compete with them $$ wise, before.
     
  3. applefan777 macrumors newbie

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    Same price. It sells so well already and the iPad Mini is the budget device.
     
  4. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    Yup same price, however, it's possible they may start with 32 GB, as 16 seems to be getting a bit dated on tablets.
     
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    Nope same gb and same price.
     
  6. charlituna macrumors G3

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    I suspect this as well. And I think the notion that they will bump up storage to start at 32GB is correct.
     
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Same price. Since when has Apple cared what the competition is pricing their equipment?
     
  8. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    Don't be so sure. The iphone once came standard with 8 GB rem?
     
  9. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I'd be happy with the same price and 32GB as the starting point. :cool:
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The first phone started at 4GB.
     
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  12. ep1cn00bt00b macrumors newbie

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    $499. Although this time, with a 32gb base model :apple:
     
  13. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I would believe this to be true.
     
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Either lower the price for 16gb or stay at $499 for 32gb.

    If not, CANNABILIZATION.
     
  15. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    Ok but my point still stands.
     
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The first iPhone was more expensive than later ones that came with more storage.

    Apple can add value by either dropping the price or increasing storage, but the latter will cost Apple less.
     
  17. Tsepz macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I'd say same price, maybe the iPad Mini 2 will be a bit more aggressively priced, but I believe the iPad5 will be pretty much the same.

    Plenty people who bought the iPad2 in 2011 who are probably NOW ready to take the plunge for the next gen.
     
  18. hairyguy macrumors newbie

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    i would like to buy a 256GB wi-fi version. i have so many music videos and apps that i need that much space. just the vids take up nearly 100 gb's

    and yes, i actually do listen to all of those videos. they are not there for the sake of it. i use what i have.
     
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  20. tann macrumors 68000

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    $499 32gb.

    If mini does go retina, as is now rumored it will stay ~$300 with 16gb I believe.

    So to get people to pay close to 200$ more I would expect 32gb base. The time has come.
     
  21. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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    Sell well yes but not a sale out. The iPad 4 launch has to be one of the weakest launches in iPad history. I even stood in line like a fool for the iPad 3 and everyone had plenty of stock. There's pictures of Chinese scalpers returning stock because they overestimated demand. Even with a slimmer bezel, faster cpu and more ram it doesn't offer anything new to the formula. Angry birds will launch 2 seconds quicker and that's it.
    And that's Apple's weakness. The the last 2 models run just fine and will receive iOS 7. The market is over saturated with these tablets and the general population does not want to spend $500 anymore. The price must go down to make people want to upgrade. What else can you do to the tablet formula to make people want to upgrade? And lets not forget what the iPad mini is doing for sales. People are anticipating a retina ipad mini and will hold off buying a iPad 5.

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    I agree and makes perfect sense. Technically it's like receiving a $100 price drop while keeping your $499 price point. But even then is that enough to make people upgrade want to upgrade if they already have a retina ipad? Ipad 1 and 2 users for sure.
     

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