Originally Posted by Carmissimo
Wait a minute. $200 to $250? Assuming this is US pricing, let's look at the pricing of the iPod Touch. It's priced at $199 for an 8GB model, $299 for the 32GB version and $399 for the 64GB version.
If Apple releases a tablet priced identically to the current Touch, it would have to be the replacement for the Touch, not an entirely new size option.
If one assumes that for a larger tablet, 8GB is not going to cut it, there would have to be at minimum a 16GB starter version of this tablet. So an 8GB Touch checks in at $199 yet Apple is supposed to deliver a 16GB 7-inch tablet for between $200 and $250? Wow.
The math is way off here. It just doesn't add up.
I've been suggesting that idea forever. Really, the iPod Touch doesn't have the same user base as the iPhone. It used to be that way, but now I think the touch serves the same purpose as the rumored iPad mini. So completely dropping the current Touch (IMO) is kind of a no-brainer. Plus, should Apple price this at the $199-$249 range, it will almost completely cannibalize the current iPod Touch anyway.
Where I differ is that I still think a 6.85" (exactly half-way between the current iPad and the rumored 4" iPhone) would be a better solution as that perfect middle ground, but Apple knows better. Every day I get less and less skeptical of this rumored device. However, I have no need for one since I have both the iPad and the iPhone, and a 7.85" device will not fit in anyone's pocket, unless you wear cargo pants/shorts everyday.