Originally Posted by SolipsismX
There is noting about the iPad mini rumours that are geared toward it being "more" than the iPad (3) in any way. I know we all want Apple to release something groundbreaking every day but they simply can't. Sometimes it's about releasing something smaller, cheaper, and simpler to capture the lower end of the market once the tech and saturation make it viable. As previously noted, we've seen them do this with the iPod line up.
Yes, yes & yes!
I have no idea why Rogifan and others are so passionate about the iPad Mini having to be a ground-breaking superior device...to a point where it just doesn't make good business sense.
Let's be clear, the iPad Mini WILL BE better than the Nexus 7 & Kindle Fire. It will be priced just more than Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire to upsell that market and to prevent substantial traction of competitors. It won't be as good as the iPad 3 (base specs, anyway).
But in the view of Apple, Apple marketing, and the general consumer, the iPad Mini will be "superior" than the competition (at the same size/price points).