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Old 11-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #16
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The iPad mini specs are god-awful. I was really surprised they would put out garbage like that. And for way more money than its competitors who all house better hardware.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #17
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With those specs, for the wi-fi version, I'd personally go no more than $250 for the 16 GB version - but only if I were already invested in the iOS ecosystem. At $329, however, there isn't a chance in Hell that I'd ever go near one. I'll stick with a Nexus 7 (assuming they ever go down to $209 for 16GB at any of the stores 'round here so that I don't have to order online - the asking price seems to be $239 at the shops - otherwise I'll probably end up with a Kobo Arc :/)
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #18
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With those specs, for the wi-fi version, I'd personally go no more than $250 for the 16 GB version - but only if I were already invested in the iOS ecosystem. At $329, however, there isn't a chance in Hell that I'd ever go near one. I'll stick with a Nexus 7 (assuming they ever go down to $209 for 16GB at any of the stores 'round here so that I don't have to order online - the asking price seems to be $239 at the shops - otherwise I'll probably end up with a Kobo Arc :/)
Yeah, I love iOS, but I have no interest in a mini at $329. At $250, I'd get one, but that's the highest I could forsee spending on it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:37 AM   #19
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Well I have to differ with the title of this thread.

Apple has amazed me. It has outdone itself with audacity and greed trying to suck more money out of its customers for a sub-par product. Usually it does that with products that are pretty good though overpriced. This tablet is not any good and is still overpriced.

Plumb amazing!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #20
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #21
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And they still sold out of the silly things.

I love my iPad and was willing to take a look at the Mini for my parents. They are far too expensive and the specs seem to be awful. Why bother?

But they sold millions of the WiFi only ones on day one so there is a market for them.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:00 PM   #22
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They are far too expensive and the specs seem to be awful. Why bother?
Indeed. The screen is a let down, and the internals are 18 months old (when you think that the ipad3 was made obsolete after only 7 months, this gives you an idea what 18 months signifies in this industry). The price is not justified, the cost is $188 and it's been sold at 42% margin (and significantly larger for the 32GB and 64GB models).
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