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iPad Mini Could Retail For $250, Delete iPad 2 211

Nerval's Lobster writes "If the Apple rumor mill proves correct, the unveiling of the iPad Mini this week could mean sayonara for the iPad 2. At least, that's the prediction of Evercore Partners analyst Rob Cihra, who wrote in a recent note to investors that he believes Apple will remove the iPad 2 from its lineup to make room for a smaller tablet. Apple insider excerpted parts of Cihra's note Oct. 19. Of course, that's just one analyst speculating about the future plans of a company known for playing things close to the proverbial vest: Apple's Oct. 23 event in California could feature all sorts of surprises. So what do we know about the iPad Mini? First, that it might not be called the iPad Mini — that's a moniker dreamed up by the press. Second, a cheaper and smaller iPad could impact the market for e-readers and 'price-sensitive users,' according to J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz, which in turn could mean a challenging future for Amazon, Google, and other IT vendors marketing cheaper tablets. Third, the media—driven by unnamed sources and blurry spy photos—seems to have collectively settled on a 7.85-inch screen without a high-resolution Retina Display."
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iPad Mini Could Retail For $250, Delete iPad 2

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  • Bon Voyage (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 22, 2012 @11:09AM (#41728785)

    I don't get all the hype with the iPad. I really don't.

  • by Missing.Matter ( 1845576 ) on Monday October 22, 2012 @11:17AM (#41728863)
    It seems strange to pay less for a 7" iPad mini than a 3" iPod touch.
  • Nexi (Score:5, Interesting)

    by the eric conspiracy ( 20178 ) on Monday October 22, 2012 @11:18AM (#41728889)

    It looks like Google will be adding some models next week - Nexus 10, with an extremely high resolution screen for less than $300. And a Nexus 7 32G with the price of the original Nexus 7 dropping to about $160.

    Some new Nexus phones too.

    I have a Nexus Galaxy phone that I bought from Google and use on a prepaid plan. It's a nice unlocked choice without the junk the phone company loads on your phone, and the prepaid aspect gives me a lot of flexibility.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 22, 2012 @11:24AM (#41728953)

    Sorry, you're wrong. Old tablets sucked, hard. Current tablets (of both kinds) do 95% of what everyone wants to do everywhere but work, and they do it well.

    Netbooks fell out of favor because a better device came along that did what they do, far better. No such option exists to replace tablets. They're not going anywhere, any time soon.

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