Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to offer their customers more choices. On Tuesday morning, the company unveiled two new versions of their popular tablet computers, including the iPad Mini and iPad 4. Both tablet computers have a impressive features and come at premium prices.
The iPad Mini has been one of the most anticipated gadgets of the year (coming second after the iPhone 5). With it’s smaller size and somewhat smaller price, it could easily become the must-have gadget for kids or people who are looking for a starter iPad. Unfortunately, the slim price gap might become a bigger issue for the company. Here are the details and specs of each gadget and why price could matter.
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Apple iPad 4 features a 9.7 inch display and 2048 x 1436 pixels. It measures 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37, and weighs about 1.44 lbs. It will feature an A6X processor which will make it twice as fast as the one found inside it’s predecessor. It starts at $499.
The iPad Mini features a 7.9 inch display, with 1024 x 768 pixels. It measures 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28, and weighs about 0.68 pounds. It will feature the A5 processor. The mini tablet starts at $329.
Although the starter price for the iPad Mini is a little more expensive than what tech experts were originally predicting, it still should prove to be a hot seller. What is surprising is the fact that iPad 4 didn’t go up in price. It’s a significant upgrade from the iPad 3 and the price is a little too close to the iPad Mini.
This upcoming holiday season should prove to be a big one for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). They’ve got an array of new gadgets to choose from and I think they’ll do fine this year. It’s true that Apple’s pricing plan for the iPad Mini is a bit disappointing but you have to remember that it’s Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and their products are always of high-end value.