Apple rumored to launch 'iPad mini' this year, less than $300

We’ve been hearing about an iPad mini for quite some time now. Just like the little engine that could, this one will not quit. Another iPad mini buzz has broken out, this time from Chinese net portal, NetEase, who is reporting that...
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56 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

If this is indeed true then it will sell for $299.99. Yes to Apple that price is less than $300.00. lol

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

and yet they will still get you to buy overpriced apple care and overpriced accessories and overpriced apps you can get cheaper/free on the google play store

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yep that is Apple in a nutshell! Apple knows their customers would buy whatever they spoon feed them. I am so glad I own an Android & shop for apps on the Google Play Store!

8. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

or side load them if you can't find them free lol. Everything apple is truly overpriced. a 16Gb iphone 4s is roughly $700 and its out of date the SGS3 will probably be $700-$800 depending if they have storage capacity differences, difference is you actually get for, not a piece of glass that will shatter after one drop.

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're still a kid. When you get a little older you'll understand quality and cheaper isn't always better.

41. deadma44

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Come on, taco50. I know you think it's your job to be the iHole on here but do you seriously think Apple is a superior product as compared to Samsung and Motorola? 99.9% of us who visit this site are Tech geeks, not Marketing geeks. We found Steve Jobs offensive. A man in the vain of say, Jim Jones. He tried to create a cult of loyalists and control their tech buying habits. You should really check out a site called Zinio. It's all Apple tech, all the time.

45. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So let me get this straight. 1. You found Steve Jobs offensive because he tried to market his product to sell a lot and make money? Isn't that the point of having a company? You're upset at him for being successful? 2. No one is forced to buy Apple products period. There's lots of alternative choices for both the pc and mobile market. People buy Apple because they choose to. In fact Apple users are the minority in both markets so if anyone is part of a mob mentality it would be android users.

55. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...quality and cheaper isn't always better." Then what is better, worse quality and more expensive???

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

And you'll buy whatever android spoon feeds you. Why do you end sentences with exclamation marks?

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok I buy stuff that is actually good and future proof. The new iPad is not quad-core, but my Asus Transformer Prime is quad-core now & ready for the future. You on the other hand will need to buy a quad-core iPad this time next year. lol Ohh & about the exclamation marks..... Here are a few for you, since it drives you crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How about now taco50? lol

35. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

android users are becoming the same thing they hate... spoon fed iDrones... or sheep... you mention anything from samsung and they all go CRAZY like its the best thing on earth... similar to how apple fans act with iDevices... all this bragging is making the playing field equal for who has the most dedicated fans...

34. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Not sure I can agree with that one. You don't have to buy AppleCare, but doing so means that if you break it, you get it replaced for $50...I don't know any tech company that does that. Also, their accessories are about the same as most retailers...they just never go on sale...so...yeah build your case on truth?

40. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It cost me $50.00 to replace my phone with insurance. I don't need to go through Samsung at all. I can get accessories on sale almost everywhere. From the Verizon store, to the mall & on the web for my ANDROID PHONE! Try that with Apple. Everyone charges full price for Apple accessories because they take the EXAMPLE set by Apple. So YES I am glad I have Android & The Google Play Store. How was that on building my case on truth? Nice try being cute JeffdaBeat! lol

43. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Well, insurance on my Sensation 4G is $130 to replace it so I don't know where your $50 is coming from. As for Apple accessories, you can find many well discounted accessories online. Ever tried Ebay? Whine, whine, whine about nonsense.

48. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You know greathero1 you might be 100% correct. I have not made an insurance claim since 2005 on the original Motorola Razr on Cingular. lol All I can say it was $50.00 then. Also are you now my new little follower? Are you purposely looking for me so you can post on my comments? Ok I will humor you, I am very flattered thank you. I am so glad I matter to you so much that you must consistently comment on all my posts. Thank you for being my new personal peanut gallery today! lol Ohh & if you have to use EBay to score your discounted Apple accessories then you just proved my point. I hope EBay helps you out at the mall or at Verizon or AT&T or the Apple store! I can get my discounted stuff ASAP you have to wait for it because you went through EBay!

46. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Well considering you lied twice. Insurance replacements for smartphones cost $99 and up. Also there's lots of places to get discounted Apple accessories both on sale and clearance. Nice job on android phone in all caps. You continue to post with the mind of a teenage girl.

47. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Coming from you taco50 I am not insulted. You sound like a girl with your B*TCHING (you know you like caps on that one) like if you were some teacher or something! All the Apple stuff on clearance is for the older Apple products but I guess they will work on the newer stuff since all current Apple products are identical.

13. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Google has to offer the same/similar products for less just to get business. Otherwise no one would want their products.....J/K Competition is great and thanks to Android, Google and Microsoft the price for Apple products will hopefully reduce to maintain market share.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I love my dog Baxter & I love my Scotch! lol You know they gave the green light for an Anchor Man 2. They are going to start filming soon! That is going to be a very funny movie!

17. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

hahah... I can quote this film all day!!! Yeah, I heard the announcment on Connan a few weeks back. I cant wait!

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

+1 for Ron Burgundy! lol

16. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Its a price point dude. So to Amazon, the Kindle is priced below $200 and all the other Android tablet makers who price their tablet $.01 below a certain price point should also receive a lol too? Whats your point?

19. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

in all technicality after taxes it's more than $300.......

42. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

In all technicality, I was pointing out that all of these tablet makers do the same thing so why the UN-witty cheap shot. Dude whines like a baby over nonsense. Thats the point Im making.

56. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

in a way its similar to when you see on tv its like "less than $100!!!!" and it says $99.99 then in tiny letters (this price does not include shipping and handling)

2. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

woohoo another enlarged iphone.......its so revolutionary!!!!!! we get an iphone thats larger than an iphone but smaller than an ipad!!! how cool is that!!!!!! not much at all

12. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

This argument doesnt work and here is why... Your opinion is that the iPad is an oversized iPhone. What does that make all the Android tablets? Oversized.......?

15. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Dude, stop trying to make sense. There is no rationalizing with these rabid fanboys. Period!

18. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Yeah your right! I've been reading phonearena articles for a while now. Its starting to become iPhone_Hate_Arena. I've always loved both Apple iOS and Android both. They offer something different for every users taste. It’s crazy that most of my posts are all standing up to idiots bashing iOS for reasons that are just ridiculous.

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's starting to? There's always been a group of Apple haters on here for years. They latch on to anything and tell us it's better than iPhone. They used to try and tell us the LG Dare and blackberry storm were better lol. Remember remix?
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