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    Apple expected to launch lower cost iPads next week ($259)

    But it won't unveil any new MacBooks at the education focused event, says the source.
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    Re: Apple expected to launch lower cost iPads next week ($259)

    "Apparently, thanks to devices like the cheaper 2017 iPad, Apple's tablet business has returned to growth after multiple declining quarters. It will be interesting to see the specs of Apple's new entry level tablet."

    Who would have thought that lowering prices would encourage more people to buy them.... it's not like apple products are 'overpriced' compared with other products which can do the same thing or anything...

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    Re: Apple expected to launch lower cost iPads next week ($259)

    Apple, please, an iPad Mini that's not over £400. Why no replacement for the Mini 2?

    The Mini is the perfect size for my 3 year old, in a thick rubber case she can still hold it OK. The larger iPads are just too big once encased, and £329 is still a lot of money to spend on something to give to a pre-schooler.

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    Re: Apple expected to launch lower cost iPads next week ($259)

    "Why no replacement for the Mini 2"

    Umm? That was the iPad mini 4?

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    Re: Apple expected to launch lower cost iPads next week ($259)

    There's one reason I want an iPad. An App called 'Forefight'. The $400 cost of an iPad scared me off, and instead I use a $79 Android Tablet with an AP that does the same thing, but I don't like as much. $200 for an iPad would make it worth it to switch. Except, Foreflight itself is another $300 a year for the same functionality as my free Android AP. I don't like it that much.

    There's more benefits to Android than just the availability of cheap devices and comparative performance.

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    Re: Apple expected to launch lower cost iPads next week ($259)

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    "Why no replacement for the Mini 2"

    Umm? That was the iPad mini 4?
    A year or so ago the Mini 2 was available for around £200, but Apple did away with it and now only the overly expensive Mini 4 is available and there is no low cost mini iPad option.

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    Re: Apple expected to launch lower cost iPads next week ($259)

    Apple finally figured out it was overcharging people for substandard product? Maybe things can change over there. Now if they could only release an OS that wasn't a pile of epic rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish like High Sierra and El Capitan.

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