“Will Apple match or undercut the price of the smaller tablets already on the market? Or will it price the so-called iPad Mini as it sees fit, paying little mind to its competitors,” John Paczkowski reports for ALlThingsD.
“Consensus on the Street seems to be the latter, with a number of analysts predicting the entry level Mini — or whatever Apple chooses to call it — pricing out somewhere between $299 and $349,” Paczkowski reports. “Or perhaps somewhere in the middle — $329, as 9to5Mac recently reported. That might seem a bit pricey for a device many view as targeting the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, but that’s almost certainly not how Apple views it.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Despite wanting to see Apple nuke the nascent market of tiny screen fake iPads, the reality is that Apple will likely preserve margins and still dominate the market, certainly (as with smartphones) in terms of profit share, and be unable to make enough iPad minis to satisfy demand at even $349 for several weeks or months. We expect there would be special education pricing, as well