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Don't hate the playa, hate the game

Reaction to the introduction of the iPad mini yesterday was decidedly mixed. On the one hand, many Apple faithful praised the launch of the new tablet, which is half the weight of the third and fourth generation iPads, and can be palmed with one hand. On the other hand, many complained that it was simply a shrunken down iPad 2 with the same lackluster screen resolution. It also didn't help that many people felt that the 16GB iPad mini was overpriced at $329.
For example, Amazon's 7" Kindle Fire HD is priced at "only" $199, while a 32GB Google Nexus 7 will cost you $249. Even Barnes and Noble is hanging around in the budget realm with the 7" Nook HD, which is priced at $229. All of the aforementioned tablets have a higher screen resolution than the iPad mini.
With all the criticism of the iPad mini's pricing and specs, Apple' Phil Schiller has come to the rescue to defend Apple's newest tablet entry.

"The iPad is far and away the most successful product in its category. The most affordable product we've made so far was $399 and people were choosing that over those devices," said Schiller in an interview with Reuters.
"And now you can get a device that's even more affordable at $329 in this great new form, and I think a lot of customers are going to be very excited about that.”
Schiller believes that the $130 price premium over some competing tablets is worth it, and that the iPad mini will sell on its merits alone, not needing to compete on price. Apple points to the fact that the iPad mini is lighter, thinner, and has better built quality than the plastic-clad competition. And of course, Apple also points to 275,000 tablet-specific apps for the iPad platform versus a plethora of "stretched phone apps" for Android devices.
So, will customers buy into Apple's strategy?

Source: Reuters

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Apple fans
By KC7SWH on 10/24/2012 2:11:56 PM , Rating: 4
If apple builds it the fans will buy it regardless of how overpriced it is.

RE: Apple fans
By Nortel on 10/24/12, Rating: -1
RE: Apple fans
By NellyFromMA on 10/24/2012 2:45:42 PM , Rating: 1

RE: Apple fans
By augiem on 10/24/2012 2:54:11 PM , Rating: 2
It's always been like this. (I know. My Uncle and his son have been devout Apple followers all the way back into the 80's.) They were likely the ones who kept the boat afloat through their dark age. But the major difference between then and now is just the sheer number of dedicated Apple fans.

RE: Apple fans
By amanojaku on 10/24/2012 4:09:26 PM , Rating: 5
When you pay too much for the iPad, you get ripped off.

When you get ripped off, you start going into denial.

When you start going into denial, you see the reality distortion field.

When you see the reality distortion field, your common sense vanishes.

When your common sense vanishes, you start speaking gibberish.

When you start speaking gibberish, you major in marketing.

And when you major in marketing, you end up as a guy named Phil Schiller.

Don't end up as a guy named Phil Schiller.

RE: Apple fans
By zero2dash on 10/24/2012 5:45:15 PM , Rating: 3
You sir win 1 internets.

RE: Apple fans
By Tony Swash on 10/24/12, Rating: -1
RE: Apple fans
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/24/2012 6:53:44 PM , Rating: 2
Fun huh, I bet it is when you live in your own little fantasy land like you do.

RE: Apple fans
By Tony Swash on 10/25/12, Rating: -1
RE: Apple fans
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/25/2012 10:52:04 AM , Rating: 1
When I look in the toilet after taking a shit, I think of you.

Life, you really should get one!

You are a loser and it's quite obvious at this point.

Fuckin Troll....

RE: Apple fans
By amanojaku on 10/25/2012 10:59:57 AM , Rating: 2
I forgot that you live in the UK, so my parody went over your head.

Here's the inspiration.

RE: Apple fans
By glenco on 10/24/2012 10:15:57 PM , Rating: 1

“We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone.” -- Steve Jobs

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