There’s an argument I don’t understand… I know a lot of you are going to jump on the bandwagon as soon as I’m done making a statement like that. Macrumors
I’m sorry but no, the current world economic situation has led people to spend less and think more about what their money is spent on. Then I can’t understand the first premise and then see how five million devices are sold in their first weekend.
And everything points to the fact that tomorrow, as soon as the possibility of making reservations is opened up, something very similar to what happened with the iPhone 5 is going to happen. I don’t know if it will reach the numbers that were produced a little over a month ago, but what is clear is that people are starting to make moves in this regard.
People are putting their iPads on sale. Online sites specializing in selling second-hand, are experiencing an increase in ads from people selling their iPad. We are talking about that since yesterday, the publication of this type of ads is experiencing an increase of between 700 and 1000 percent.
And we have seen how Apple has released its product with a price significantly higher than we expected and far superior to what the competition offers us. Although, as Phil Schiller says, this is one of Apple’s cheapest products in its category. But maybe should have been closer to the rumored $249-269 that was being talked about in the days before the Keynote.
Apple has left a very wide gap between the $200 that the competition’s mini-tablets have and the $329 it intends to charge for its own. It is true that the competition is only covering production costs, in the hope that buying content for such tablets will bring the benefits that any company needs .
But unfortunately for us, Apple does not need these moves, which is even more incomprehensible when it is the iOS users who generally spend the most money on the acquisition of content for their devices. But Apple doesn’t really need it. The numbers are there and they are the ones that rule.