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Will the much-rumored iPad Mini lead to the eventual phasing out of the current iPad?

09-12-2012, 11:32 AM
#1
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Will the much-rumored iPad Mini lead to the eventual phasing out of the current iPad?

I can imagine that the Mini will sell like crazy because of its cheaper price and smaller size. That leads me to wonder whether it will sell so well that Apple will phase out the current, more expensive version like they phased out the 17-inch MacBook Pro.
09-12-2012, 01:36 PM
#2
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iPad mini isn't making a show at keynote anyway

09-12-2012, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
iPad mini isn't making a show at keynote anyway
I guess you could call iPod Touch 5th that?
09-12-2012, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
I guess you could call iPod Touch 5th that?
No. It's a music player, not a tablet.

Nice to see apple hasn't abandoned it, though
09-12-2012, 02:05 PM
#5
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No new iPad announcements at keynote, or MacBook. That's all I was hoping for /:

Not that impressed with iPhone 5 or the new iPods. iPods are useless to me, since I play music on iPhone, and the only major change in iPhone is slightly taller. Meh. I miss Steve.

Currently addicted to: Duet game, Threes, Tengami, Oquonie, Platforms Unlimited, Perloo, Wave Wave
09-12-2012, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Snozberry View Post
Meh. I miss Steve.
Can you explain to me what you think Steve would've done differently at this press event? Take time away from the iPhone to reveal a lineup of new notebooks? Really?
09-12-2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by HarryWarden View Post
I can imagine that the Mini will sell like crazy because of its cheaper price and smaller size. That leads me to wonder whether it will sell so well that Apple will phase out the current, more expensive version like they phased out the 17-inch MacBook Pro.
The main feature the ipad mini will not have is ipad retina. Most people bought their new ipads for this feature, so the new ipad will still sell well despite the lower cost and portability of the ipad mini.

There is nothing out there that looks as wonderful as ipad retina, and hopefully one day the ipad mini will be ipad retina cause then the bigger ipad will be ipad retina+, but also many people still prefer a bigger screen for games and internet.

But love that price point for the ipad mini. There will be a lot more ipad games being developed, so even new ipad users will get a benefit!
09-12-2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Snozberry View Post
Not that impressed with iPhone 5 or the new iPods. iPods are useless to me, since I play music on iPhone, and the only major change in iPhone is slightly taller. Meh. I miss Steve.
What's wrong with you? "it's slightly taller"... Seriously?? iPhone 5 has a 4 inch retina 1136x640 display, the A6 Chip (twice faster that the A5), faster Wi-Fi, better battery, improved camera etc.
09-12-2012, 02:32 PM
#9
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The iPhone 5 is an amazing piece of kit. I am looking forward to picking mine up when it is released

I am so glad I waited and didn't get a 4S.
09-12-2012, 02:35 PM
#10
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The iPad Mini is just out there to squash the market of nooks and kindles.