The iPad Mini has an Apple…price
Apple just announced the iPad Mini yesterday. My local news had video this morning of people camping outside the Apple store to get one…even though you can’t even pre-order them until this Friday (October 26th).
The iPad Mini has one feature we are used to associating with Apple products: a higher price.
That doesn’t meant that an Apple product isn’t worth more, of course. People often love their Apple products, and they often describe them as “easy to use”…along with having the “cool factor”, of course.
There was some concern that this product would go right after the Kindle Fire, and Google’s Nexus 7, but it really didn’t.
You can get a Kindle Fire 7″ SD for $159, and a perhaps more comparable Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB for $199.
The iPad Mini starts at $329…you could get two KFSDs for that price.
You would probably think it is a lot more fully featured for that much more money, right?
Well, it does have a rear-facing camera (in addition to the front-facing one).
The iPad Mini’s screen is 1024 x 768 (more is better): the KFHD is better in that measurement, being 1280 x 800.
This iPad Mini is only wi-fi…that matches the Kindle Fire HD.
I certainly think there’s a market for it, and that it can take some sales from the KFHD…but it’s not really a direct competitor at that price.
I want to look a bit more deeply at other developments from yesterday, including a new generation of iBooks (3.0…it includes continuous scrolling and more language support), but I’m sure some of you have seen Apple’s announcement: what do you think?
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.