You know, I just love these rumors about price cuts, which typically involve some analyst who's quoting some conversations with the representatives of a certain company, who “suggested” more or less on the record that their product would do this and that, sell for this or that, and so on. The amount of factual information
is typically quite low, so drawing a conclusion is relatively difficult.
Anyway, it looks that this is exactly what's happening as we speak with Apple and its iPad
thingy. Sure, when it was initially announced, pretty much everyone was surprised about the low pricing (at least as far as the entry-level model is concerned), but there seems to be room for even more cutting.
So, as Wired
reports, an analyst from Credit Suisse called Bill Shope recalls a talk with some execs from Apple, who apparently suggested the fact that the company from Cupertino would remain “nimble” on this issue.
In other words, if the iPad doesn't manage to prove successful enough
right from the start (which might be the case, since we're talking about a product that's targeting an entire new market segment), Apple is actually willing to cut pricing down even further, in a bid to draw in more customers. Of course, the best way to do so would be to judge the iPad's popularity based on the number of pre-orders and then apply the price cuts prior to the first units being shipped, but, then again, who knows what Steve Jobs will think about it.
Obviously, it remains to be seen just what kind of a welcome Apple's new toy will receive first and then attempt at least some type of discussion regarding what we should expect, but, to be honest, the prospect of the iPad getting even more affordable can't be anything but a positive one.We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .