It’s no secret that Apple products are generally on the more expensive side, although there isn’t much of a price difference between them and the higher end products from various manufacturers. Essentially, Apple really needs to do something to compete with the cheaper options out there.
Apple is currently in the process of developing the iPad Mini 2, and with plans to include a Retina display, the release date has been delayed until closer to the end of this year. In the meantime, there is talk of Apple releasing a more affordable iPad Mini.
Apple is going to have to look at every aspect of the iPad if they hope to cut costs sufficiently. This could mean a reduction of storage space on the device, the removal of the read camera, and a number of other aesthetic changes.
Rumor has it, the cheaper iPad Mini will retail somewhere between $199 and $249. This, incidentally, was the price that initial buyers of the first iPad Mini were hoping for at the time. Since the release of the first iPad Mini, Apple has seen a significant drop in sales of the full-sized versions. Could this cheaper version mean the ultimate demise of the more expensive versions? Only time will tell. One thing is for sure, the cheaper option will be equipped with the necessities, but for those who won’t settle for anything less than the best, only the higher priced options will do.
For some more interesting information regarding the development of this more affordable iPad Mini, read the article below: