Compared to the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini launch struck some investors as underwhelming. It's hard for Apple to make every launch an epic event.

Fool.com contributors Chris Bledsoe and Austin Smith believe the concern is misplaced. Beyond being a very compelling product, the iPad Mini will likely be very meaningful for Apple investors. What seems to be happening is that Apple has set the bar so high for itself, that people view extraordinary performance as mediocre.

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