The thing that bugs me about Apple is they are always trying to suck the last dollar out of your pocket. No micro SD slots, so they can charge you a 100 dollars for each 16B of extra storage.
Thanks to Samsung have made A7-64 bit Chipset for the Retina - iPad Mini 2. Congrats Samsung!
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2013LOL. I knew you would show articles talking about the original mini. What is the profit marg... moreAs other guy pointed out, you should be Apple planner and all proofs will get to you lolz
AnonD-178450, 21 Nov 2013Can't say if you're defending Apple or saying Apple is just plain dumb to leave proofs for eve... moreLOL. I knew you would show articles talking about the original mini. What is the profit margin for the retina mini? Your article references the original mini. The retina mini is more expensive than the original mini. Has the BOM costs gone down like they have for the ipad air? Like I said, you don't know the profit margins for the mini. You're basing your entire assumptions on something you don't know anything about. Typical fanboy. Blind hatred for something they don't know about. Funny thing is that the fanboys like you are like Ahab and more obsessed with Apple than any Apple fanboy ever could be.
By the way, where's your proof that Apple is artificially constraining supply.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2013Still waiting on that proof that Apple is artificially constraining supply. You seem to be af... moreCan't say if you're defending Apple or saying Apple is just plain dumb to leave proofs for everyone to see. You will never get a direct proof of that. However, there are other indirect means to get a clue.
Since you want proofs, take this
Read that article, it quotes Tim Cook clearly stating that iPad Mini is aggressively priced and the one with the lowest margins. That was iPad Mini(the first), Making it Retina did cost Apple even more. http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/02/18/bringing-retina-display-to-ipad-mini-could-add-30-to-total-parts-cost
And then you yourself said "Yes, Apple, like any other company, mainly cares about their high end models". That just makes things plain and clear. Other guys who read our comments will sure get it.
As for the iPad Air, you want to see its margins, then read this http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/11/05/ipad-3-costs-274usd-to-build-ihs-isuppli/
This one shows that iPad Air costs Apple less than even an older model iPad 3 and yet sells for a high price.
What more to say? People with some logic can sure make conclusion out of it(I'm talking of other readers).
AnonD-178450, 21 Nov 2013Someone somewhere writes a theory, and all others use it to ridicule others. In fact, usage of... moreStill waiting on that proof that Apple is artificially constraining supply. You seem to be afraid to answer that.
There's not much profit in the sub-300 category. Apple doesn't compete in the low end segment. Yes, Apple, like any other company, mainly cares about their high end models. Didn't think something so obvious needed to be stated. The mini is their high end model in the small tablet segment. If Apple cared so much about only selling ipad air to go to the extent of not making it available like you are trying so hard to say, then why have the regular ipad mini available for sale? You seem to be basing alot of your assumptions on Apple's profit margins, but I don't think you know what it is. I think you are guessing again and don't know what you're talking about. What are the profit margins for the ipad air and mini retina?
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2013"conspiracy theory" is a common term that most people with a basic education underst... moreSomeone somewhere writes a theory, and all others use it to ridicule others. In fact, usage of such blind cover words instead of proper explanation shows how weak your case is.
Guess what? U again went onto expose more of Apple's games. "Apple's best interest to satisfy that segment of the market... the fastest growing segment of the tablet market because their other product is more expensive" . By the same logic, you must also know that the fastest growing segment in Smartphones is under $300 category. In that case, by your own logic, Apple should have come up with a product for that category. What Apple does, is to come up with a last-year spec model wrapped in plastic for $550 and more than $650 in some markets, is that what you call chasing the fastest growing segments?? This clearly exposes Apple and your flawed arguments that Apple cares for anything less than their high-end models and high-profit margins.
"What does the release announcement of the mini have to do with availability?". Everything. There are many people, who don't see much into the little differences that exist between iPad Air and Mini Retina, they both have iOS 7 and both share fast processors. Apple doesn't even talk in specs. So basically they're quite similar to users, and cost less, Apple knew this very well, and did what it did.
AnonD-178450, 21 Nov 2013lol "Conspiracy theory", What's that? I don't even understand that word. I'm so sorr... more"conspiracy theory" is a common term that most people with a basic education understand. You can look it up quite easily. . . unless that's too difficult for you.
Someone who understands business 101 would know the difference between promotions and availability. Seems you're confusing the two. Which shareholder is going to be happy that you did not have one of your key products available during the busiest quarter of the year? You may think that the mini and the air are almost the same, but they satisfy two totally different segments on the market. Hence, the mini's introduction. It is in Apple's best interest to satisfy that segment of the market. But I guess by your logic, Apple should ignore the fastest growing segment of the tablet market because their other product is more expensive.
What does the release announcement of the mini have to do with availability? You still didn't give any proof for your original assumption that started this. What proof do you have that apple is artificially constraining supply?
I ordered mine last week from Apples web site, it arrived yesterday.
I'm very happy with it.
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Anonymous, 21 Nov 2013Name? That's what the IP tags are for.
Want proof of a screen shortage? Why don't you tak... morelol "Conspiracy theory", What's that? I don't even understand that word. I'm so sorry that you don't even understand business. When one has two models quite similar, one having more margins than the other, it makes perfect business sense to promote the pricier one. Shareholders will LOVE it. Business 101.
And you still didn't answer why the release date wasn't properly announced. Anyone who reads our arguments can clearly see through things, about what helps Apple.
AnonD-178450, 21 Nov 2013What proof do you have? You are the one making active arguments about "shortages", a... moreName? That's what the IP tags are for.
Want proof of a screen shortage? Why don't you take your own advice and google it. Its quite easy to find. While you're at it, why don't you find some proof of Apple creating an artificial shortage for the mini? I can't seem to find any, but you seem to have an inside source on this. Either way, it makes alot of sense to create an artificial shortage during the busiest shopping season of the year (sarcasm). Shareholders would love that. You are trying so hard to hold on to your conspiracy theory that you are unable to examine anything logically or objectively. Why don't you take off those blinders and think for once in your life? (that was a question. I know you like those)
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2013It's easy to sit there and say that someone should plan for something. Especially since you a... moreWhat proof do you have? You are the one making active arguments about "shortages", and I said it is part of the business as big as Apple to plan ahead. Even the release of iPad Mini Retina wasn't announced well, so people could opt to wait and go for Retina mini instead of Air. What spin you want to give to that?
You don't even have a name, being anonymous doesn't help your case either.
Trooper, 21 Nov 2013It changes an opinion into a question, that's how."I wonder how many of those Galaxy Note 3s are made in North Korea?"
Questions can express opinions when they are based on assumptions.
Trooper, 21 Nov 2013It changes an opinion into a question, that's how."Does your mother know you are a drug addict?"
Questions can express opinions when they are based on assumptions.
AnonD-178450, 21 Nov 2013I would guess Apple to be smart enough not to have an abundance of them manufactured and just ... moreIt's easy to sit there and say that someone should plan for something. Especially since you aren't involved in the process.
"I would GUESS Apple to be smart enough not to have an abundance of them manufactured . . ."
Bingo. Everything you are saying is based on your guesses. Do you have any proof of anything?