The irony is that the people deriding the price of the iPad mini are the same people driving Camry's lambasting BMWs for being too expensive.
There's a reason that's the case.
Drive a vague, understeering pillow on tires, then drive a...
%u201CIt%u2019s not just discounting. It%u2019s engineering work that drives the cost down."
Code for "We look for the cheapest possible parts that we can find so that you can buy a laptop for a very low price...every 3 months."
This is just fine. The same cheapskates whining about the iPad mini's price are the same ones who complain about overpriced BMWs and Porsches, as they spit diatribe out the window of their Ford Pintos.
The world needs ditch diggers, too.
Grass is always greener. The Apple engineer whining about tight security will be the same one who whines when his stock price tanks due to the missing allure of Apple's product unveilings.
Cheer up boss; your company is riding high...
Apple is bucking the normal industry trend of pre-announcing products 23 years in advance and claiming that said unannounced product is light years ahead of actual shipping products, as temporarily retarded that may be.
But this okay. Due to its OPEN nature, the exploits will be patched by a bunch of random, good-natured citizens working feverishly in their mothers' basements. Stay tuned, as an update is on the horizon.