Wu: Apple iPad mini will take business from Windows 8 this holiday season
Apple iPad mini will take business away from Windows 8 devices this holiday season. Wu says that the Apple iPad mini's main competition is the Microsoft Surface tablet and Windows 8 PCs. That might be upsetting to Apple to hear that the competition for the mini is a $500 tablet and even higher priced PC models. If Wu is correct, that would mean that those low priced 7 inch Android models could be outselling the Apple iPad mini during the holiday season.
Apple's original intent was to create a smaller tablet that would compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the 16 GB Google Nexus 7, both priced at $199. But at $329, Apple just might have priced itself right out of that market, which is apparently why Wu made his comment. But it would seem more likely that the fourth generation Apple iPad would be the device going up against the Microsoft Surface tablet. Look at it this way, if you're looking at a Microsoft Surface RT with its 10.6 inch display and quad-core processor, would you also look at a device with a 7.9 inch screen and a dual-core 1GHz processor, or would you consider the device with a 9.7 inch screen and a powerful A6X processor?