iPad Mini Announcement Helps Amazon Sell A Record Number of Kindle Fire HD’s

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Scapegoat

The low cost of Androids is exactly what has made them so widely popular, so, no, an expensive 7" iPad will not be nearly as popular as the cheaper ones, really. What do people expect from a 7" anyways? Probably not the same extended usability that they get from a larger tablet.

At least for the iPad. Perhaps the full-size iPad will be for the house, and the mini will be for taking along on family vacations. It seems like, at that price tag, it's really only targeting those who already have a full size iPad, but want something smaller to kick around too, as a secondary tablet. I don't know, it's kind of weird for Apple. I don't exactly see where it will fit in successfully.

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Scapegoat

The low cost of Androids is exactly what has made them so widely popular, so, no, an expensive 7" iPad will not be nearly as popular as the cheaper ones, really. What do people expect from a 7" anyways? Probably not the same extended usability that they get from a larger tablet.

At least for the iPad. Perhaps the full-size iPad will be for the house, and the mini will be for taking along on family vacations. It seems like, at that price tag, it's really only targeting those who already have a full size iPad, but want something smaller to kick around too, as a secondary tablet. I don't know, it's kind of weird for Apple. I don't exactly see where it will fit in successfully.

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LatiosXT

Amazon's comparison pretty much explains flat out that in terms of what you get for what you pay, the Kindle Fire HD is a way better buy than the iPad Mini.

Of course, if you're inclined to believe the marketing there.

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djrebelion

I don't understand Apple at all they are nuts. Ok we have Windows 8 tablets coming out that can run like a computer in the high end in the low end we have the Kindle Fire family then at 299.99 you can get a Wii U that comes with a tablet and it's a video game system controller. I'm getting a Wii U all this overprice ish they must be crazy if Nintendo can do all that for 299.99 Apple is insane. That thing doesn't have a retina display either hahaha. Apple I hate you from the bottom of my heart.

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acidic

you may hate crapple but no one could possibly come close to my hatred for that god forsaken company. i hate them more than anyone/anything on this earth. yeah nothing says innovative like increasing screen size while running low res. sounds like a super nintendo or something. i sure am glad that they are inventing a 7 inch tablet. lord knows that is what everyone wanted although it is going against god's (jobs) wishes.

meanwhile enjoy this video of said failure.

http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/10/25/conan-obrien-spoofs-ipad-mini-ad/

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kevjohn

"...the $329 starting price that Apple is so proud of isn’t actually all that competitive given the hardware specifications"

What?!? Apple selling mediocre hardware at inflated prices? The dickens you say! Oh well, as Apple aficionados tend to point out, you're not paying for the hardware, you're (say it with me, people) "paying for the *experience*". I guess like with a hooker. Or so I've heard.

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bling581

Probably people that weren't sure what to buy and were waiting to see what the iPad Mini would be like. Obviously a big disappointment which is why they saw a boost in sales because those people decided to go and buy a Kindle.

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lunchbox73

Awesome. More people buying Kindles and adopting the Amazon ecosystem is great news for indie authors like myself who publish through Kindle. I'm hoping for some really strong holiday Kindle sales.

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gatorXXX

If Apple had priced this so called "mini" at a competitive price, people would have flocked to it like never before. But Apple is greedy and has shown nothing to the contrary. People will buy it. Yes. But people with half a brain says that that price is ridiculous and has gone with something more affordable within a certain range of thier budget. Just goes to show that Apple needs to get off thier trojan horse because they are not a god.

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renodude18

well as pointless as I see tablets you can't say the ipad mini has been ousted by the kindle fire just yet. give the mini was announced on the 23 and isn't even buy-able just yet you can't possibly claim that the kindle fire has beaten the ipad especially since you mentioned only talking to one retailer and an online one at that. I know that this can't be possible as their is still a large amount of people that don't follow tech stuff in which they don't know about it. once its released i'm sure it will have a fair chance although the price is a little annoying considering its carry ipad 2 hardware for the most part..

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gatorXXX

He didn't mention that the Kindle Fire "ousted" or "beaten" the crapple mini in anything. He stated that since the announcement of the mini with its price point of $329, the Kindle had a major upsurge in sales. The upsurge was because people don't want to pay the $130 difference given the specs of the mini. Basically, normal people held off to see what the price of the mini was going to be. They saw it that it was priced way to high and bought the Kindle instead.

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renodude18

well that may or may not be true because the mini still hasn't been released except for pre-order.

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vrmlbasic

I thought Apple considered itself to be a more premium brand, a premium brand without the "nerdy" trappings of other high-priced hardware makers.

Making an Apple product at a price low enough that the uninitiated "plebes" could get their hands on it would make the entitled hipsters writhe, IMO. It'd be like a renown supercar manufacturer suddenly making a 15,000 USD car with the same branding.

Apple has certainly been leading the screen resolution revolution, They embraced 1920*1080 what, a half decade ago, and have more than doubled it today (although still sticking to their tragic tradition of bundling their awesome screens with GPUs that could never drive anything intensive at their native resolutions). Sadly they've taken some large steps backwards, like the iPhone 5 and this tablet, but I'd like to hope that they keep innovating ultimately on the display resolution front.

When it comes to breaking the resolution barrier, Apple is Chuck Yeager. It's almost painful to type that.

I'd like to buy an affordable monitor that breaks the 2,073,600 pixel barrier (which mainstream makers have been stuck behind for years and years) from a retailer that isn't a dubious eBay seller from South Korea who makes few guarantees and has but a tenuous grasp of the English language. Apple is spearheading that effort, though that's a bit of an inappropriate metaphor as it implies that there are others following Apple's lead, but all the other companies are content to be complacent.

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Incognito

I think Apple should raise the price to $499. They have these sheeple in the palms of their hands and they should take advantage of them (more than they already do).

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dantfmly

just goes to show apple is peaking. they are no longer inovative anymore, and eventually apple fan boys and girls will get tired of it and find something els better. don't get me wrong, apple will make money for a long time to come, and be top dog for a while. They just now hitting there peak. nowhere to go for them but down from here. I think samsung will eventually take the title from apple.

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Gezzer

Yeah, but then Apple will sue saying they have a patent on "top dog" "king of the mountain", "big cheese" and any other titles related to being the current trend setter.

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gatorXXX

Your done for buddy. Apple has a patent on the word "sue". :)

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hastyscorpion

I believe the short answer to your question is no.

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JLloyd13

I think apple just gave up a chance for a death blow (at least for the next few years in the 7 inch market)

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Engelsstaub

I agree. I think the iPad Mini is a serious disappointment. I'll stick with the full-size for now, if I ever get a tablet.

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