Cheaper iPad 2 is still no Kindle Fire competitor

At $399, the older iPad is still twice the cost of Amazon's color tablet. Could Apple have a 7-inch tablet waiting in the wings?

By Jeff Bertolucci, PC World |  Consumerization of IT, ipad, iPad 2

Even if it cost more than a Kindle Fire, a 7-inch iPad Mini would likely find a receptive market. The Kindle Fire, after all, lacks a camera and has other well-documented shortcomings as well.

The addition of an iPad Mini could further Apple's tablet dominance. With iPad models starting at $299, $399, and $499, Apple would compete in three segments of the rapidly expanding tablet market: 7-inch; bargain 10-inch; and premium 10-inch.

Contact Jeff Bertolucci at Today@PCWorld, Twitter (@jbertolucci) or jbertolucci.blogspot.com.


Originally published on PC World |  Click here to read the original story.
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