That, and just because Apple hasn't announced it yet. After its announced everybody will say how great it is and what a good idea it was. It may take a few months for the iPad mini haters to warm up to it, but they will.
I believe you have sadly hit the nail smack on the head there.
Originally, I thought it was a very bad idea. An iPad 'mini' is too big to fit in your pocket, and if you have to carry some device around in a case you might as well carry one with a decent sized screen that's easier to use/work on. As such, a 7" screen kind of falls between two stools.why does everyone talk so negative about this rumored tablet? just want to know. i mean if you dont want it, dont buy it! IMO
The 7" tablet market is fundamentally a low margin market. Apple's other products are either on par with (iPad & iPhone) competitors' prices, or slightly higher (Macs).Those who think they will get a $99 competitor to the Kindle will be greatly disappointed.
Apple does not sell low margin products, and won't start now.
Not entirely. If Jobs had never said anything that could be interpreted in any way as for or against it, there would still be detractors. Look at all the hate (pre and post launch) for the rMBP. Look at all the hate poured on the upcoming iPhone for either not keeping the existing screen size or not increasing it enough.I believe you have sadly hit the nail smack on the head there.
If Steve Jobs said it was rubbish, then a fair proportion of fans here simply have to think the same, and that's the end of it.
Not True. The iphone is $100-$200 more than other flagships phones (Look at the unsubsidized prices, not the contract pricing) and the iPad is also generally more expensive than other full size tablets or offer less memory than similarly priced tablets. I don't buy apple selling a $199 tablet, especially since the only way amazon and google could get to that price point is by selling them at cost. I would say anywhere between $299-$399, depending how much apple wants to dominate the market or profit.The 7" tablet market is fundamentally a low margin market. Apple's other products are either on par with (iPad & iPhone) competitors' prices, or slightly higher (Macs).
The only reason the price inflation works with Macs is because computers generally don't have fixed price points, whereas tablets and phones (of the same caliber) are almost always $600, $700, and $800.