|from article by AppBank|
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
Let me verify it using table.
|iPod touch 5gen||iPad mini||iPad 2||iPad 4gen|
|16GB||multiplied by $40||329||399|
|Retina; multiplied by $50||199 (not available)||499|
|with Cellular; plus $130||459||529||629|
|32GB; plus $100||multiplied by $40||429|
|Retina; multiplied by $50||299||599|
|with Cellular; plus $130||559||729|
|64GB; plus $200||multiplied by $40||529|
|Retina; multiplied by $50||399||699|
|with Cellular; plus $130||659||829|
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.
I'm looking forward to half and/or one year later.
[Japanese version of this post]