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Shortages expected for iPad mini with retina display

If you've been counting the days until you can get your hands on the new Apple iPad mini with Retina display, the tablet has officially launched. The iPad mini with the Retina Display brings the same resolution from the 9.7-inch iPad (2048x1536) to a smaller 7.9-inch device.
 
We already know all the hardware features of the iPad mini with Retina display. The tablet will use an Apple A7 processor featuring a 64-bit desktop-class architecture. All versions of the tablet will feature integrated Wi-Fi with versions offering LTE 4G connectivity available for $130 extra.
 
“The response to iPad Air has been incredible, and we’re excited for customers to experience the new iPad mini with Retina display,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We think customers will love both of these thin, light, powerful new iPads, and we’re working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers.”


iPad mini with Retina Display
 
With Apple's comment that it is "working hard" to get the new iPad mini into the hands of customers, you can bet there will be a shortage of this tablet early on. The basic Wi-Fi version of the iPad mini with Retina display and 16 GB of storage will sell for $399, a 32 GB version sells for $499, and a 64 GB version sells for $599. People needing even more storage can get a 128 GB version for $699.
 
Versions of the iPad mini with Retina display featuring integrated LTE connectivity start at $529 for 16 GB of storage and go up to $829 for 128 GB of storage. With the new iPad mini with Retina display now available, the original iPad mini can be purchased for $299 with 16 GB of storage.

Sources: Apple, Apple Store



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RE: I love the hardware...
By retrospooty on 11/12/2013 5:39:40 PM , Rating: 2
It's not that they "make" it, but it is generally pretty high quality stuff. Designed well, etc. Not always, but mostly. They have a hell of alot tighter standards than your Dell's HTC's, and HP's...


RE: I love the hardware...
By ven1ger on 11/12/2013 6:56:42 PM , Rating: 2
Apple doesn't compete well against hardware manufacturers. Which is one of the reasons for their closed ecosystem. If you want to run OS X or whatever Mac version, you're stuck buying from Apple at a premium price they set. For Dells, HPs and the other PC makers that run Windows, the competition requires lower margins and variety. Apple can release 1-2 devices for their OS's and still charge a premium, gives them time to work on the design and testing. Others have to rush the products out and get it out ASAP, thereby cutting down on the testing time and also having lower margins that Apple enjoys because of their ecosystem.

While Apple reaps exceptional profit on its closed ecosystem, the problems with such a system is that they have to offer better alternatives (hardware/software) than the rest of the industry, which one company vs multitudes doesn't quite seem practical in the long term.


RE: I love the hardware...
By Tony Swash on 11/13/2013 11:22:54 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
While Apple reaps exceptional profit on its closed ecosystem, the problems with such a system is that they have to offer better alternatives (hardware/software) than the rest of the industry, which one company vs multitudes doesn't quite seem practical in the long term.


Apple have had that same business model for over thirty years and are still here and stronger than ever. In the tech sector three decades is pretty long term. As Apple showed after Jobs had returned even in the PC market, where Apple had apparently 'lost' a long time ago, they could end up being the most successful PC maker by far.

This an interesting take on all this:

http://stratechery.com/2013/clayton-christensen-go...


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