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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How Much For An iPad Mini?

Today is the big day.  The iTunes Store is down, the Apple devotees are waiting, and in a few hours the announcement will confirm what has been buzzing for months.  The release of a smaller version of the iPad.  But at what price?  "The Kindle Fire starts at $159, and the Nexus 7 at $199. Meanwhile, Apple sells the iPad 2 for $399 and the 4-inch iPod Touch for $199. Company watchers are pegging the price of the smaller iPad somewhere in between."    Will the iPad Mini be priced at a comparable value as Nexus and compete on price with Amazon, or price itself a bit higher expecting that consumers may pay a bit more?

If the Apple magic can extend to the iPad Mini, it could become the next huge holiday gift.  But the price must be right.  And what else will be announced today; new laptop, revamped iTunes store, are all a possibility.  Even as we wait for the announcement, questions swirl as to the next product innovation for Apple, the next new piece of hardware that we must buy and own.  Apple has struck gold with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad.  Will an Apple TV be next or something else?  Stay tuned.

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