Last week Apple released their entire new line up of iPhones and iPods. They have an iPod at every price point from $49 – $399. The new iPod touch 5th Generation (4″ model) won’t be out till next month and STARTS at $299. The 4th generation model is still $199.
A Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD start at $199. This is the same price as the OLDER iPod touch. Apple wouldn’t dare cannibalize the sales of their “most popular iPod ever”, the iPod touch, by coming in the market with a product bigger, faster, better, and cheaper or the same price. It just doesn’t make smart business sense to sell a product with a 7″ or 7.9″ display size (two of the rumored screen sizes) for the same price as their 3.5″ or 4″ devices.
What about a $399 iPad Mini? That is only$100 less than the full sized, fully functional iPad, and if you get a refurbished iPad from Apple with the same 1 year warranty, it would cut the difference in price by only $50.
Therefore for those holding their breath for October or later for an iPad mini, I hope you don’t end up looking blue in the face like Violet Beauregarde. Not saying that in the future we won’t see an iPad mini, but I just don’t see it in the foreseeable future.
Update: Oops guess I was wrong.