The iPad Mini was made available for purchase last year and it is time when Apple should be releasing some information on the iPad Mini 2. There are rumors that Apple is working on a new iPad Mini but what’s surprising is that the new iPad Mini is not iPad Mini 2 but a cheaper version of the iPad Mini.
The budget friendly iPad Mini is going to sport less features but will be quite similar to the original iPad Mini. It is also going to feature the good old Retina Display from Apple.
Apple could have gone the normal way of releasing the iPad Mini 2 later this year and they could have lowered the price of the original iPad Mini. However, Apple has decided to bring out a stripped edition of iPad Mini at a reduced price to compete with other devices in the same range.
In the recent past, many tech analysts have been talking about the cheaper edition of iPad Mini. Some are of the view that the device will be priced less than $250. There are couple of products that are already available in this price range such as the Nexus 7 and the soon to be unveiled the Nexus 7 2 and the Apple’s rumored cheaper iPad Mini will be able to compete with these products.
Tech analysts feel that in the month of September, Apple is going to launch low-end iPhone. After this release, Apple may roll out the budget friendly version of iPad Mini. While some analysts feel that Apple wants to cut cost and to do this they will produce a device that will come out with less features, use a A5 CPU, streamline its metal casing, do away with rear camera and reduce the storage capacity to 8GB. The suitable price for such a device would fall in the range of $200 to $250.
Apple already has low storage capacity and no camera device in the market; it is the new iPod touch. Apple has released a larger capacity device which is $70 costlier than the low storage capacity iPod touch.
What about iPad Mini 2? If Apple is really going to release a lowly priced iPad Mini, it would definitely mean that the iPad Mini 2 would be launched with new features and they may reduce the price of the older iPad Min.
Apple’s new iPod touch is cheap and has got fewer features. So, we are not sure whether Apple really requires launching a cheaper iPad Mini to take on the likes on Nexus 7 and other tablets. If you are really interested in buying an iPad Mini, you can get a refurbished edition for $280 from Apple. Even though the iPad Mini’s price is higher than other tablets, experts feel it is much better than other Nexus 7 and other tablets of the same genre.