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Apple Producing Smaller Version of iPad

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Nick, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Oct 3, 2012 #1 of 50
    Nick

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    The...
    From the WSJ --
    Obviously targeting the Kindle Fire market
     
  2. Oct 3, 2012 #2 of 50
    hdtvfan0001

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    Yeah....they've been getting their clock cleaned in terms of lost competitive sales in the small tablet market.

    With the Kindle, Kindle HD, and Nexus 7 already out there and growing their market share...it'll be interesting to see how getting to the game late bodes for sales.

    I have little doubt they'll sell anything with the apple logo on it, but this is a rare case where they are behind the competition to get things out to market.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2012 #3 of 50
    Nick

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    I wouldn't (read can't) carry an ipad, but I can slip a 7" Kindle Fire in the side pocket of my shorts.

    Size matters.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 #4 of 50
    hdtvfan0001

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    I have little doubt Apple would/will sell a bunch of these. Based on various things I've read...there's pent up demand already out there for a smaller profile tablet. I prefer the 10.1" size for viewing, but I also see lots of Kindles out there.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2012 #5 of 50
    dennisj00

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    I have no doubt they will sell several million within days of release - assuming production is up.

    It's got a tight window for price point. The cost of the iPhone5 is around $190.

    As an owner / co-owner of all three iPads, currently only two, I still think the 10" screen hits the sweet spot for browsing / portability.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2012 #6 of 50
    pfueri

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    They are far from getting there clocks cleaned ! You need to do a little research before you say things . For one thing how can they get there clocks cleaned if they don't make a smaller tablet yet ? And you can add up all other tablets big or small and they don't even come close to how many iPads have been sold and in use .
     
  7. Oct 3, 2012 #7 of 50
    hdtvfan0001

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    Apple has no product in the 7" tablet market, and are more than a year behind having something out there to sell to this market. Amazon and Google saw a market and went after it - there are many millions of Kindle tablets out there....so yes...in the 7" tablet space...they are getting their clocks cleaned. Apples to Apples (pun intended).

    Nobody's talking about their conventional tablet.

    Once Apple actually has a 7" tablet, the interesting thing will be seeing the adoption rate and how their marketshare grows. Based on history, there's no doubt they'll sell plenty of them.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2012 #8 of 50
    pfueri

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    And that is what I said they don't make one yet . Did you even reed what I said ? So how can they get there clocks cleaned ? Even though they have sold and are still selingl more iPads than any other tablet made big or small ? Is all I'm saying .
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 #9 of 50
    hdtvfan0001

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    I get what you said....yes.

    But having NO offering to a specific consumer market compared with millions sold in contrast is getting your clock cleaned. At least for now. No sense arguing about how there other tablet in this context - the thread is about 7" tablets.

    There were rumors 3 years ago Apple was considering releasing a smaller tablet...yet none was released.

    I suspect Apple will leverage its marketing power and launch their own 7" tablet and sell millions of them.
     
  10. pfueri

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    Not to keep going on about this but if a company don't make a product and another one dose how can they be cleaning there clock ? That is like saying all 7 inch tablets are cleaning Kmarts clock . Because they don't make one .
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    But Apple is in the tablet business and chose not to address this market until now...when they see other are having success there. And unlike Kmart...they are in the tablet business.

    So let's move on and let others chime in...I'll drop any further responses to that position accordingly as well. ;)
     
  12. pfueri

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    And the only reason they have sold any 7 inch tablets is because they are cheap made of plastic . And they don't even make any profit on them . So let Amazon and google keep losing money on them .
     
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    No problem . We will all see if and when Apple makes a 7 inch tablet I'm sure it will be a better built and more sought after product .
     
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    You know Apple sells more music and games on there IOS platform than anyone else .
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    OK.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Gents,

    I am not completely satisfied with the tone of this thread. Please be a little more respectful.

    Thanks.
     
  19. pfueri

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    I looked at it . Amazon sells thousands of products . And makes alot of money from that .If Amazon were a hardware only company they would not have even made a tablet to go against iPad .
     
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    The key will be the price. A lot of people that have a 7" tablet got one because they are fairly cheap. With normal Apple pricing, thy still may not be able to crack the market. It will still be at a premium.
     

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