We are only one day away from October 23 and finally the wait will be over when Apple will unveil its latest device called iPad mini. There is no need to mention why Apple is introducing a 7.85-inch version of its iPad but if you are curious then let me tell you that Apple wants to compete against those tablets that have been introduced by various companies and all of them consist of 7-inch screens. Due to small screen size, these devices fit quite easily in hands of a user and also in the pockets when it comes to the price.
Final pricing of iPad mini is yet to be revealed but on the basis of leaked data that we have seen in last 7 days, it is quite clear that the lowest price for a basic iPad mini is going to be around $329 to $359. Based on these speculations, analysts believe that Apple’s 7-inch tablet is going to be the most expensive tablet in this category
According to AllthingsD:
“The key question is whether Apple decides to price in-line with its margin model or does it get aggressive to go for the kill against competitors”,
The biggest competitors of iPad mini are Kindle Fire HD by Amazon and Nexus 7 by Google, both priced at $199. It is quite clear that with respect to price, iPad mini comes nowhere near to both these tablets but Apple will surely beat them in terms of quality and features.