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    News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Also the full size iPad is updated so “the new iPad” is now an old one.
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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    The iPad3 was replaced quickly!!

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    I had to read it twice before I figured out that they announced 2 ipads.

    Someone I know picked up ipad 3 today.

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    How much money do Apple need?

    There devices become obsolete so quickly.

    Better to Burn out than Fade Away

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Excelent, quality, cheap, good
    And the new ipad too!
    Not to mention the new imac, mac mini, and 13" retina macbook pro

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Slimmer than a Galaxy S3..

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Quote Originally Posted by deejayburnout View Post
    How much money do Apple need?

    There devices become obsolete so quickly.
    As does the huge majority of tech, the only surprise for me is the (realatively) low price! The jump from 16 to 32 GB is a bit of a mickey take though!

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Quote Originally Posted by pp05 View Post
    Someone I know picked up ipad 3 today.
    The only difference between the iPad 3 and the iPad '4' is that the front facing camera is a little bit less gimped.

    Or as I like to think of it 'upgraded' to the same level of camera you'd find in a £300 cheaper device.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    I guess from a consistency and accessories POV it makes sense, the A6 (being so much better CPU wise than the A5) and lightning connector made the iPhone 5 an odd range partner with the iPad3, and having a different connector on current and shipping models of iPad would have been daft.

    They really should have discounted and cleared inventory of the iPad 2 ahead of this though, it's now confusing the range and a rather odd one out.

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Quote Originally Posted by ionicle View Post
    Excelent, quality, cheap, good
    And the new ipad too!
    Cheap is up for question though. Based on the screen resolution I still think you'd be better off saving £100 and getting a Nexus 7. How can apple launch a small tablet without at least a 720p display, after touting retina on the ipad 3 it feels like a major step back and cash in here, really feels like they had a bunch of ipad2 components left lying around and just threw together a smaller screen just to try and cash in on the small tablet market.

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Honestly, if I had £260 to spend on a tablet right now, I'd rather buy one of these: http://hitonumpc.ecrater.co.uk/p/155...m-z670-windows

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Quote Originally Posted by pp05 View Post
    I had to read it twice before I figured out that they announced 2 ipads.

    Someone I know picked up ipad 3 today.
    Read here: http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/10/23/recent-third-gen-ipad-buyers-may-be-able-to-exchange-for-newer-model

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    £159 for nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) available for under £300 (some reputable sites having it on offer around £260) and only the uneducated or seriously tied into the apple eco system need apply, for everyone else there is nothing to see.

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    Quote Originally Posted by sexyhyde View Post
    £159 for nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) available for under £300 (some reputable sites having it on offer around £260) and only the uneducated or seriously tied into the apple eco system need apply, for everyone else there is nothing to see.
    i don't think so. think about it, they sold how many million at £400 minimum, so how many more are they going to sell at £269 for a brand new model that makes it even more affordable, shortening the price gap. it will fly off the shelves. they've still got space to move sub £250 in a few months after xmas when ipad mini 2 comes out

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    The iPad mini is too expensive for what it is, in the 7" market you've already got the amazing value for money products from Google and Kindle shaping up

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    Re: News - iPad mini is launched, prices start from £269

    But its a joke of a spec for £269, not wholey surprised at this. I bet they still sell a bucket load.

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