## 12 November 2012

### iPad mini price formula, I fuond; \$40 x screen size, and for Retina \$50 x screen size

 from article by AppBank
I found simple iPad series price calculation formula that I had never seen in internet.
That covers iPod touch as somebody said as "iPad mini is large iPod touch."
• non Retina iPad's price is \$40 multiplied by display size in inch.
For Retina model, \$50 multiplied by display size.
• Above is for 16GB model. For 32GB and 64GB, each time when doubling the memory, plus \$100.
• With Cellular, plus \$130
That's all.
Let me verify it using table.

iPod touch 5geniPad miniiPad 2iPad 4gen
display size47.99.79.7
16GBmultiplied by \$40
329399
Retina; multiplied by \$50199 (not available)

499
with Cellular; plus \$130
459529629
32GB; plus \$100multiplied by \$40
429

Retina; multiplied by \$50299

599
with Cellular; plus \$130
559
729
64GB; plus \$200multiplied by \$40
529

Retina; multiplied by \$50399

699
with Cellular; plus \$130
659
829
In this table, I wrote real price.
But gaps between calculation are smaller than 4%.
Now let me simulate several predicts for iPad mini.
• If iPad mini had 7 inchi display similar to other tables, the price was \$40*7=\$280. I think it is not competitive nor innovative.
• If iPad mini was with 8GB, the price was \$329-\$100=\$229. I could be \$199, same as Nexus 7 at that time, but they lowered soon.
• If iPad mini with Retina display wil be released, the price will be \$50*7.9=\$395~\$399. At the time it will be released, iPad 2 in that price will be retired, and iPad mini should be major member in iPad series.
How do you think this?
I'm looking forward to half and/or one year later.
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