Of course the iPad Mini is going to sell well just because Apple has millions of fanboys backing what they are doing. What I’m talking about is that the iPad Mini will not best the new Kindle Fire HD or any of the Nook HD devices. Apple’s entry into the “budget” tablet market seems to be rather mediocre with new iPad Mini priced at a whopping $329 when you can get more for your money by purchasing a Nexus 7 for a mere $200. As with most iOS devices, the only reason it is going to sell well is because of the millions of fanboys Apple has.
Aside from Google’s Nexus 7, Barnes & Noble and Amazon have done a fantastic job at creating some very robust and easy to use tablets for an extremely affordable price. Despite Apple announcing that they were going to have an event to announce a few new devices, the Kindle Fire HD continued to sell well. So much so that Amazon announced it to be a best selling product the other day. What does Apple really offer in the iPad Mini aside from some minor processor and graphics upgrades? Nothing at all. Should I even have to mention that the iPad Mini could potentially cost you $659 if you want Wi-Fi and 4G LTE capabilities as well? This is not an entry into the budget market, this is trying to monetize your fanboys as much as you can.
The Kindle Fire HD and the Barnes & Noble Nook HD will still sit at their thrones, Apple will not be taking their place anytime soon. The iPad Mini offers nothing that the Kindle Fire HD or Nook HD offers, all the iPad Mini is is a smaller version of the regular iPad. There are no parenting controls that Amazon offers, there are no revolutionary Wi-Fi speeds, and there are no advanced speaker systems even. No. All the iPad Mini is is an smaller version of the iPad. Apple’s idea that they can compete with Google’s Nexus 7, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD is ridiculous. What they have released here is an inept attempt at trying to break into the budget tablet industry.
I’m not against Apple, but the quality of devices they have been producing have been below abysmal. Due to their inept and in-creative attempts at trying to revolutionize something as of late, Android is far ahead in this market, and when BlackBerry 10 releases, RIM will probably pass up Apple as well. Actually, RIM will pass Apple up if they keep going in the direction that they are going. There is no “maybe” about it. Apple just isn’t hard to beat anymore due to their lack of creativity as of late.
Apple, you need to hunker down and go back to the drawing board. Create something we don’t already have like you originally did in 2007 with the first true smartphone. What you’re producing right now is mediocre and really isn’t benefiting the market as a whole. I want to see all companies succeed, but producing junk like this isn’t getting you anywhere.