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Old 10-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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I think I will pass.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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I've avoided the iPad since I've got a Macbook Air and the iPad isn't smaller or lighter enough to make much difference for couch surfing. The iPad mini at half the weight of the iPad is very tempting. It's a shame the screen resolution matches the iPad2, but it still might be my Christmas present to myself this year.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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That's for wifi and entry level model, without high resolution like iPad 3. So, way too expensive, IMO ...

Happy that I bought my Kindle PW. With iPad 3, it's the perfect reading combo.

I am actually selling my Nexus 7, now that I finally got a Kindle with integrated light on it ...
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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That's for wifi and entry level model, without high resolution like iPad 3. So, way too expensive, IMO ...
Not to mention that it has a 2 generations old CPU.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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I totally passed on the Ipad which is totally overpriced. I'll do the same for whatever this new thing is about.

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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Not to mention that it has a 2 generations old CPU.
I thought they would throw some goodies into the bag.

Still it will let the Apple faithful have a smaller more convenient device on the go if the iPhone is too little.

Filling the niches.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #7
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Not for me.

They compared it to the 7" class tablets but it's priced higher than the new 9" class tablets from Amazon and BN with retina class displays. Bigger screen, higher resolution, lower price - iPad Mini who?
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
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I thought they would throw some goodies into the bag.
Oh, they will. They'll throw a bunch of goodies in the bag for you. Provided that you pay for them, first.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #9
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I think I will pass.
Big yawn from me and I will not even bother trying one.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #10
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I thought they would throw some goodies into the bag.
There was that weird bit where they announced that they'd produced the two new cables, and then nothing more on them.

I assumed they were going to part of the iPad packages, but I think it was "we've now got two more cables you can buy".

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Old 10-23-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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I'm not exactly what would be categorized as a apple person myself, but I'd have to say, this, especially after the iphone 5, I feel they've kinda been missing the mark lately. While I'm not generally one that's going to rush out and buy most apple products (I have philosophical disagreements with the way apple does things), in general I think most of their products have been pretty well packaged, and are generally decent products. But this ipad mini I just don't really get.

I think in this case, they were trying way too hard to make something that wouldn't canibalize either iphone or ipad sales, and have ended up with a product that falls awkwardly in the middle, with little compelling reason to go with it. Apple's spent way too much time and money promoting their "retina" display, that to produce the mini without it, *especially* when there's competing products out there that have a higher resolution than what they release, just seems pretty silly. On top of that, putting in a significantly older processor vs the current ipad, and it's pretty obvious that they're doing everything they can to not eat into the full sized ipad sales.

Now, I'll be honest, I always kinda felt this product was a questionable one for Apple. I honestly don't know how many people out there are going to feel they need both an ipad and an ipad mini. I'd expect most people would tend to pick one of the sizes, and only buy the one device. (Oh, I know, there's always the segment that will get both, but I don't feel it's the majority of people). And when you produce a mini at the prices that they did, I think that makes it an even tougher sell for someone to buy both.

And the pricing, that I have to be honest, I find borderline insane, especially at the higher end of the product. (I'd probably not find the pricing to be quite as bad at the bottom end if that price had been with the better processor and higher screen resolution.)
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #12
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I'm not impressed with the mini-pad, nor did Amazon's latest offerings fire me up. I hope Google's announcements on Oct. 29th are more promising.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #13
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$100 overpriced, IMHO
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:37 PM   #14
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I think I will pass.
my thoughts as well.

i used to be an apple lover. the last couple years ... i've started to look elsewhere and been perfectly content with what i've seen cheaper, elsewhere.
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Apple's spent way too much time and money promoting their "retina" display, that to produce the mini without it, *especially* when there's competing products out there that have a higher resolution than what they release, just seems pretty silly.
My guess is that they know it will sell like hot cakes over Christmas, and they'll follow it up by Q2 2013 with a retina iPad mini 2.

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