Apple Weighs Up Options for Next iPad Mini

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    I think "flexiscreen" would be released as a very high end premium product in the first generation.

    Apple is more likely to begin focussing on the emerging market economies where iOS products
    have but a small fraction of market share.

    This week's report of an economy class iPhone being in the works seems to be evidence of such a strategy.

    http://www.financialpost.com/m/wp/i...international-results-point-to-low-end-iphone


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    Or maybe not. This link was posted in the iPhone Forums news section a few days ago.http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/01/10/phil-schiller-denies-budget-iphone/
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    Perhaps. But this is the same company that said it wasn't interested in a small screen tablet device.

    Seriously Apple does need to address its thin presence in emerging markets. In a world where portable computing devices / phones have become commodities,
    the price point eventually becomes a consideration. Personally I believe if Apple doesn't move in that direction - shareholders will. Again - my opinion only.

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    Apple doesn't need to play in the commodity game...it can let other vendors do that. If they get into the cheap game, it will ruin their brand. Remember, they don't need to be everywhere...there is plenty of space for others to play. There will always be plenty of people who will and can afford a premium-level toy.
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    iPad mini is best!
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    Hard to argue with that. They sell all they can make. Once the mini gets fully loaded it will be the standard iPad, me thinks.
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    I just got my mini. Why didn't they release this a month ago? I feel like I got cheated. TOTAL CRAP APPLE...
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    What changed your mind so fast? 10 minutes before you made this pst you ASIs the mini was a great device.
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    Ouch I am starting to here these words with a lot of apples fans, hope apple know what there doing I would hate having to go with an android tablet to avoid being cheated.
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    iPad mini is great
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    If you ask me, the statement makes no sense. he just got the mini, which was released back in November, so how could he feel cheated?
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    This news is great news i think.It is great invention of apple.

    Thanks friends...............................
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    It does make sense, because he used the words "I feel I got cheated"
    I'm just saying, I'm a social person and have found a lot of people to be saying the same thing lately. As I say I hope they know what effect this will have, I know apple fan boys that are now walking round with a Samsung phone???
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    He feels he got cheated for what reason?
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    It don't matter, sorry.
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    Hello Members,

    The subject of this thread is Apple's options regarding the next generation mini.

    Get this discussion back on topic now please.

    Thank you.

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