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Michael Endler
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7/29/2013 | 9:24:41 PM
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It will be interesting to see a) how low-cost this "lost-cost iPhone" really is; and b) whether it helps iOS overseas, where it gets absolutely killed by Android. Apple doesn't have to play in the lower-margin market as much as its competitors do, but its most recent attempt, the iPad Mini, has done very well.

Even the iPad Mini is feeling pressure from the Nexus 7, though, and rumors have begun to indicate that we'll soon see a split in the iPad Mini line: A Retina-equipped luxury model that sells at or a little above the current price, and something more like the current model but that sells at a lower price.

Will it work? I'm not sure. Even if the budget iPad Mini comes in at $249, the new Nexus would still undercut it by $50,and there will soon be a slew of 8-inch Windows tablets in this price range, all with next-gen Intel Atom chips that should provide excellent battery life and snappy performance. Samsung also seems determined to release 47 variants on its Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note tablets, so things will be pretty crowded-- even with the budget iPad Mini potentially benefiting from an iOS 7 bump. Steve Jobs always talked about building the best possible device rather than focusing on market share-- it'll be interesting to see how the Cook era negotiates that ideal.

Also, Tom, kudos for leading with the labor abuse angle. Lots of others mentioned the iPhone 5C disclosure first, and given that many of us are reading this article on an iOS device, we should be aware of how those devices get made.
JessicaH335
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7/29/2013 | 9:02:08 PM
re: Apple's Next iPhone Outed In Labor Abuse Report
They are already showing video reviews of the iOS 7 on tablets/smartphones leaked in this video I found here: http://adf.ly/T5R6c


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