“Microsoft’s second-generation Surface and new Android-based tablets are expected to be impacted by Apple’s launch of the next-generation iPad and iPad mini as the company is likely to reduce its existing iPad and iPad mini prices, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

“The iPad mini is currently priced starting US$329, while the Retina Display iPad is priced starting US$499,” Chen and Tsai report. “The next-generation iPad and iPad mini are expected to retain the same price ranges, while existing models’ new prices are expected to impact 10-inch tablet models with prices above US$399 and 7-inch models with prices above US$299, the sources noted.”

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