“The smaller device will officially be called the iPad Mini and cost $329 and up,” May, Owens and Wolverton report. “[That's] picey when compared with popular 7-inch tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7, which start at $199.”
MacDailyNews Take: Why would you compare a device offering 275,000 apps, finely crafted out of aluminum and glass, not plastic, with a 2mm thin display that offers over 35% larger screen area, 50% larger for surfing the Web in portrait, and 67% larger to surf the Web in landscape versus cheap app-less tiny screen tablets? iPad mini si not “pricey” at all. It’s the least expensive iPad in the world.
May, Owens and Wolverton report,” Global Equities analyst Trip Chowdhry… [said] in an email not long after it ended that ‘Innovation at Apple is over… The best is over for Apple. iPad Mini is playing catch up to Google Android, probably will have a mediocre customer adoption.”
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MacDailyNews Take: iCal’ed for copious future use.
And, BTW, Apple can’t play “catch up” with anyone. Apple invented the modern multi-touch tablet. As with smartphones, Android devices are mere mimicry of Apple’s innovations*.
“Apple is selling Cadillacs to people who can no longer afford them.” – Global Equities analyst Trip Chowdhry, remarking on Mac prices, October 21, 2008
Four years later:
• Mac is #1 desktop and #1 notebook in the U.S.
• Mac consistently named #1 in customer satisfaction and reliability
• Mac unit sales have outgrown the Windows PC market in every quarter for the last 6 years straight
Learn a new refrain; yours is tired and wrong, Chowderhead.
*Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
Apple’s iPad mini destroys cheap, tiny screen Android tablets from Amazon, Google, et al. – October 24, 2012
Newsflash: Apple sells premium products at premium prices to premium customers – October 23, 2012
Mashable hands on with Apple iPad mini: A one-handed wonder – October 23, 2012
Starting at $329: Is Apple’s new 7.9-inch iPad mini too expensive? – October 23, 2012
Apple debuts 7.9-inch iPad mini; unveils new 4th gen. iPad with 9.7-inch Retina display – October 23, 2012