Why the iPad Mini Is Not a Slam Dunk

The video segment above is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Bryan Hinmon and Joe Magyer, discuss Apple's  (Nasdaq: AAPL  )  iPad Mini and the competitive landscape surrounding it. Production began last month on the 7.8-inch tablet, which will be priced to compete against similar devices from Amazon  (Nasdaq: AMZN  ) , Google (Nasdaq: GOOG  ) and others.

The guys go on to discuss why launching the iPad Mini is not a revolutionary move on Apple's part, something they're all in agreement on. As the most influential company in technology, though, Apple now faces the double-edged sword of maintaining its cutting edge and torrid pace. If you're looking for recommendations on how to play Apple now that shares are in the $700 range, then check out Fool.com analyst Eric Bleeker's premium research report on the company. With it, you'll also receive a year's worth of updates and guidance -- straight from Eric -- as key Apple news develops. To get started, just click here now.

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  • Report this Comment On October 04, 2012, at 11:00 PM, lucasmonger wrote:

    I see the huge set of new users being children with small hands (as well as petite people).

    There's no way the iPad mini will be $199. The new iPod is $299, Last year's iPad 2 is $399. The new 10" iPad is $499. The logical move here is to sell the iPad mini at $399 and eliminate the iPad 2. The higher price than Kindle and Google will likely mean a retina display, something that no other 7 or 8 inch tablet has. And Apple will keep their margins.

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