“Apple reportedly will release its new smartphones and tablets in September; however, compared to these new products, Taiwan-based vendors are more concerned about whether Apple has plans to release an entry-level iPad mini or cut its existing iPad mini’s price to boost demand, as both moves would significantly change the current tablet ecosystem, according to sources from tablet players,” Max Wang and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.
“When the iPad mini was launched, some research firms estimated its bill of materials to be at around US$188, compared to its end price of US$329, the device still has plenty of room for price cuts,” Wang and Tsai report. “If Apple decides to keep its new iPad mini priced at around NT$10,500 (US$351) and drop its previous-generation model to around NT$8,500, it could significantly impact all the non-Apple tablet vendors and even change the tablet ecosystem.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]