Google's Android-running Nexus 7 tablet has already landed at a $199 price point. That's what Apple is up against with the launch of an iPad Mini. Because it's Apple we're talking about here, the new tablet probably doesn't have to come in that low to attract buyers.
Some of the potential prices that have been bandied about are $199, $249, and $349. According to one analyst, coming in at $249 would blow away the competition.
A $199 iPad would be a dream for Apple fans, but it's not terribly likely considering the cost of manufacturing and the need for a profit margin. A $349 price point could make sense if 4G is added into the package.
There could very well be a range of iPad Minis, much like we see with the current iPad lineup. As you're thin... [Read more]