Survey shows the iPad mini creates new market for Apple, rather than eat into iPad sales
0. phoneArena 14 Nov 2012, 06:13 posted on
The first survey of consumer intentions regarding Apple's smaller iPad shows that it might actually create more new market for Cupertino, rather than cannibalize iPad sales...
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1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Its not that the iPad mini is a bad tablet by any means, its just... Getting boring. Its just a refreshed smaller iPad, after all.
3. shandesilva (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
just as the ipad, ipad mini. iphone 5 are so so boring...iphonearena articles are getting even more boring. after all its most of the time "i this" and "i that" and how wonderful that " i crap" is.
5. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Under Ray S's eyes, every product from Apple is perfect.
6. Commentator (Posts: 2407; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
You mean like how PhoneArena only posted 12 articles yesterday on the Droid DLX? Golly gee, I wish they had posted more, it's like they don't pay attention to Android phones at all...
Yeah, it's not like it's their job to post news about the iPhone and iPad, so I can't imagine why they do it...
7. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Well said. PhoneArena does their best to cover every aspect of the mobile world. Not only those the majority of fanboys would like to hear about.
10. Aeires (unregistered)
Agreed. PhoneArena is balanced, they just post a lot of what is happening at that moment in time. I don't have a problem with that, it helps me make better purchase decisions when I have more information.
18. shandesilva (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
balanced !!!!:)?....since when? havent you been reading all the damned biased articles about i stuff?
19. Aeires (unregistered)
Considering how much has been released by Apple recently, why yes, I have read a lot of
"i" articles. I also read a lot of MS articles when the W8 tablets and phones were released. Yesterday I read a lot of HTC DNA articles, as well as Nexus 4 articles.
If you can't see they post on all the OS' out there, take off you 'fan' glasses and look at things with neutral eyes.
24. shandesilva (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
its you who have to remove the glasses & see..whatever glasses you are wearing..i glass or iphonearena glass...
there are all kinds of useless, silly articles about "i" stuff : the 1st guy who got the i5..etc. is that really necessary? & do they give that kind of publicity to other brands?
and i m sorry if you havent noticed how biased there reviews and comparisons are when it comes to the "i"s. plain & simply biased..! just 2 days back i read someone writing one of the lumias as an ugly phone! and anyone who read the htc 8x and i5 comparison article, would testify. you only have to read couple of sentences in that article to understand how biased the writer was.
you dont appreciate the facts because you are the one who is wearing glasses..not me. !
20. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Specially how one got ripped by buying a mirror at gas station thinking it to be ipad, a pregnant woman getting robbed of her iphone etc etc. Such articles surely is a deviation from being "balanced" ... i am sure someone from PA will warn me for posting this and who knows even limit me for 2 weeks :)
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 11271; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly they report a ton on iOS android Sammy moto. People it's a tech news site. Gee wiz
14. -box- (Posts: 3794; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Yet again, the survey size makes the results unusable. Not enough people, unknown demographics (for all we know this survey was held outside an apple store inside a mall), and unknown actual sample size. (I.e. 10,000 were interviewed, but only 1,225 were kept to make the results work and skew the actual facts). Not only that, there aren't many minis being sold, they have the highest return rate of an apple product right now (up there with the retina-display macbooks since they are having issues) and highest percentage return vs sold since the iphone4 fiasco.
23. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yeah, maybe they took the survey in Beverley Hills or San Fran...lol
2. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The iPad Mini is a recycled iPad 2 with a smaller screen with low PPI. There a better products out there that give you a more bang for the buck.
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 11271; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ok u said that a million times now. The thing is gonna sell to those whom it appeals to, obviously not u. So y do u keep saying that dude?
15. -box- (Posts: 3794; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
because average consumers cone here for info, so pointing out a significant fact is relevant and useful?
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 11271; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Oh please This is a tech site the average consumer will simply walk into the store and Inquire there. The average consumer is not going to respond to negative bashing of the product they simply want to see for themselves. Techies come here
4. HTCFreak (Posts: 150; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)
Apple is good at hardware and stuff, but they are greedy. They just want profit and almost every decision they make has something to do with that. Like the fact that iOS has no file manager, so people wouldn't install 3rd party apps or download music from the internet but go to the App Store and iTunes. Their software is ruining the experience a bit, and it's very monotone. Having an iPad and an iPad mini is a bit ridiculous, since it's literally just a smaller version with no extra features at all. But hey, I won't be childish and call everybody iSheeps. It's just my opinion.
8. Commentator (Posts: 2407; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well, they're making less profit per iPad Mini sold than per iPad, so if anything they've gotten less greedy.
13. Valdomero (Posts: 121; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Actually they're selling the iPad mini's way more expensive than they should've cost
16. Commentator (Posts: 2407; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well obviously, but the normal iPad sells for much more that the cost of its components as well (it's called making money), but with the iPad Mini Apple is taking a smaller percentage of profit than they are on the regular iPad.
9. Aeires (unregistered)
Show us the real sales stats for the Mini, not just a mix of the Mini and iPad4 so we can decide if Tim has it right or is just doing the Apple talk.
21. TheMan (Posts: 402; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Great. Yet another statistically invalid survey from a Wall St analyst.
22. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
another lie by remix and other that stated that ipad mini will cannibalize sales of the ipad... I think it will appeal to people that could either not afford the ipad want an entry level ipad ..