With these iPad Mini rumors beginning to heat up, lets talk about some possibilities. Will the iPad Mini outsell the current iPad? In the longrun it is defiantly achievable. The market for a smaller tablet is here, and Apple just needs to jump-start it. The choices for consumers right now are limited to between the un-released Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire.
Brian White, an analyst, doesn’t believe the iPad Mini will hurt sales on the actual iPad. He says rather 20 percent of the iPad sales will be affected by the iPad Mini. At least the sales will go to Apple rather than Google or Amazon. The iPad Mini itself, predicted to be sold between $250 and $300 would more likely effect the $199 priced Nexus 7. If consumers are in their choosing process, Apple has a better reputation than what Android devices have gained over the years. So why not spend another $50 to $100 for quality?
One market in Particular White believes the iPad Mini would find success in is the education market. Being the iPad is smaller and cheaper priced, schools would see the iPad as more portable and affordable. He also says that consumers in developed countries who already own iPads may even buy a iPad Mini for its convenience.
We would not be surprised if certain customers end up owning both a regular-sized iPad and an ‘iPad Mini,’ swapping between the two devices for different occasions.With the introduction of iCloud, the content on the two iPads can be automatically duplicated and thus easier to swap between Apple devices.
If all the recent reports are correct, we could see a retina-display iPad Mini release during September or October alongside the iPhone. All I am going to say is avoid buying a Nexus 7, an iPad Mini is on its way.
Now the golden question is, would you pay an extra $50 to $100 for an iPad Mini over the Nexus 7?