Surprise, Surprise: Short Lines For The iPad Mini Indicate Lack Of Interest

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November 2, 2012 ‐ By Kimberly Maul

Well, it’s here! Despite the storm on the East Coast, Apple delivered its new iPad Mini today.

The device has sold out online, but Reuters reported that lines for the Mini are shorter than for previous Apple products. Small lines were to be expected in New York, New Jersey, and other areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, as many other people were still waiting in line for gas, food, and power charging stations.

Reviews for the device came out last week and were mostly positive, though people were upset that the price seemed high. Some in the industry have speculated that the relatively small interest in Apple’s iPad Mini may be due to the price, the proliferation of tablets, or possibly people losing interest in Apple and its products.

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Apple fans on his show last night, calling people who buy this iPad Mini “suckers.” But many people did brave the lines, even in New York and New Jersey, or ordered online, so what do you think? Will you get an iPad Mini? Why or why not?

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  • Korey

    I lost interest when I learned the price… I’ll just save up some more money and get me an iPad. Enuff said.

  • Blake

    I don’t bother with any apple products, and saying that this ‘new’ mini least of all. As far as technology goes, apple’s products are behind the curve and I see them as little more than fashion accessories. There are all-around better performing, both simpler products; think of how easy it would be to transfer a multitude of different media types and formats to and from windows and android tablets/phones, rather than being bottle necked into iTunes and their limited file format support, it’s click and drop for anything other than apple with many file types, and devices that allow more sophisticated user tweaking and customization. I love the build quality generally seen with the iPhone, but every new device, in terms of performance and features, that comes out of apple camp compares more similarly to devices that other manufacturers have released many months before, and there is usually already something on the market that will likely compete technologically and performance-wise with the next iPhone by the time their current one comes out, it’s like they stay at least a generation behind. Trend and marketing keep them selling as best I see.

  • Rissa

    It’s too expensive. And honestly, I don’t see the point of it. I have an iPad, and I have an iPhone… why would i need something in between?

    • selfless beauty

      You don’t it’s about the money for the company and people are going broke trying to keep up with the newest gadgets while making these companies richer. Wake up people these devices are all the same just a different name.

  • kierah

    Ipad mini = IPhone, no?