Upgrading From An iPad To iPad Mini May Cost You Nothing

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If you own the Apple iPad and you want to trade it in for the upcoming iPad Mini, you might not have to pay out anything. The iPad Mini is expected to be revealed by Tim Cook at the end of this month and go on sale as early as November 2nd.

Upgrading to iPad Mini

Glyde said that there weren’t many owners of the iPad that put their tablets on the market following the invitation for 23rd October to the supposed iPad Mini launch. The iPad Mini is said to have a display of 7.85 inches hence the name “Mini”.

Glyde however expect that things will change once the new device is revealed. They have based this on the sales of the 3rd generation iPad which was revealed in March when sales of the iPad 2 rose by 70% from the day prior to the announcement. Following the announcement there were 55% more listings of iPads than before.

Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray says that the iPad Mini will come with a screen of 7 to 8 inches, but it will not be the Retina display. It will have 8 GB of storage and it should have Wi-Fi. It is possible that Apple will launch the device in multiple versions, as they do with their iPads. Price wise it is thought that the device will be around $249 to $299, so that it can compete with the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire.

There are investors that believe that Apple will not sell the iPad Mini for below $300. The base level iPod Touch 5G is $299 with 32GB of internal storage and it has the 4 inch Retina display.

If Apple leaves the Retina display off the iPad Mini and the storage is around 8GB they should be able to offer it for $249 to $299.

If you want to sell your iPad check out the estimates for the prices at If you have a new 16GB version of the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi, you could get around $399 for it. The 16GB with 3G typically gets around $529 and for the 3rd generation iPad with Wi-Fi you could get up to $499. If you have the 32GB or the 64GB then you may get as much as $599 and $699 and for devices with cellular network access this could bring you $130 on top of these estimates. So if anything, you would be able to upgrade to the iPad Mini at no cost by trading your current iPad in if more portability is what you’re after.

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