Win a free iPad mini from iMore!

Apple has announced the iPad mini and we know you want to get your hands on one immediately if not sooner -- who doesn't? -- so iMore wants to make it as easy as possible for you...

By giving away a free iPad mini to one lucky iMore reader!

That's right! Free. No strings attached. All you have to do is be a registered member of iMore and leave a comment below. You have one week to get your entry in, so get to it! We will announce the lucky winner next week here on the blogs.

And if you haven't already, make sure you also enter to:

As for the rules: We'll adjust the details (name and model) once Apple's made the announcement. One comment per person. If we find you trying to cheat and enter multiple times, you will be disqualified. The contest is open worldwide, so anyone can enter. And the prize is just the tablet, any contract and accessories are the responsibility of the winner. Now, while we really do appreciate you reading through to the end, GO ENTER! Good luck!

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Win a free iPad mini from iMore!



Rumors say the low end version of the iPad mini will be $329. Isn't that a bit high when considering the competion for similar products? What are you thoughts?

But this isn't a "similar product" ...this is an iPad!

The build quality and ecosystem alone is worth the small premium. I think people will be willing to shell out the extra 130 bucks, just like the iPod line, do you want a $160 Sansa MP3 player(just an example, I don't know how much they cost, but you get the gist), or a $299 iPod? I think it'll do just fine.(excellent, even)

Ipad is the best tablet i have ever used and ipad mini is another good step as it will be more portable.Em waiting 4 this.

Could you please let me win please, Iv'e looked all over the internet but there all to expensive and I cant afford it!
So please let me win.
Thank you.

$329 is just ugly: $329, $399, $499 starting price line up. $299, $399, $499 would have been much prettier.

Plus, still leaves room for Android tablets.

I'm sure they'll still sell like gangbusters, but it won't wipe out the low end Android market.

I partially agree - The price points are in fact ugly to compete in the 7" tablet market. I can't image these will sell like gangbusters except to people who have to have everything Apple. Before I get slammed, I own an iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPad (original) and iPod (4th gen). I'm not interested in the iPad Mini. If I don't want to lug around a notebook computer I'll take my netbook. If I don't need the netbook I'll take my iPad. If for some reason the iPad is too big I'll take my 7" Lenovo tablet. The iPad Mini seems to be in it's own size class. A class I don't see being useful. Possibly just me though.

Why? Because of the 35% bigger screen.
And 10 hour battery life.
You know, because droid users love specs.

I am privileged to be given the opportunity to win such a marvelous device by iMore. I'd like to thank them and wish you all the best of luck. Rock on!

I would never second guess Apple...but I really believe they missed an incredible opportunity of REAL tablet dominance by pricing the Mini so high. At this price I think people will choose between the iPad or the Mini. At $199-$249 I could see iPad owners adding the Mini to their stable as a dedicated reader and the possibility of some buyers actually buying both this Holiday season. As usual time will tell

I think Apple missed the opportunity not only to dominate the market, but to wipe the floor with their competition. A starting price of $329 is too high. $249 would have been the sweet spot.

I have been looking for a smaller, but still effective iPad for school, reading papers, etc. I would love to win the iPad mini!

It doesn't seem like Apple have any serious competition in mobile market, both in terms of quality/ease of use and smart marketing. That's why price shouldn't really be an issue.

I think it's more like the competition is prized too low. Amazon selling its tablets at or below cost and Google selling theirs at cost would make the iPad mini price seem high, but I think it's priced competitively to make a profit. After all, that's what companies in the hardware business do. Wait for next year when the new model is introduced and Apple drops the price on this model to, let's say, $239. How long can the competition continue their current pricing with Apple nipping at their heels?

No, it's NOT high, as it ISN'T competing with 7" tablets. It's essentially an 8" iPad with the same number of pixels as an iPad 2. This means, as Apple says, that it delivers the full iPad user experience. So, since it's an iPad, then it's a LESS expensive iPad.

hmm...don't think it's too high given that it starts with 16gb, same processor and RAM as the iPad 3 and it is an Apple product. The only drawback I see is no retina display but then again on a display this small I don't know if it would matter.

I thought so too given that the other manufacturers are looking to bring the p
rice down. Apple does not seem to feel the need to compete in the entry level area.

My girlfriend says I can't buy one because I only have 2 hands and I can't hold all my apple products as is... Maybe, just maybe if I won one, I wouldn't have to buy one and we'll all be happy!

I know I would.

Me Please!

I have always thought the 7"(ish) form factor is the right size for a tablet. I have used Android devices and the Playbook, so I am looking forward to seeing Apple's entry to this space.

I cant wait to get my hands on one... new custom dash with ipad mini mounted as my cars entertainment system!!!

Since I have recently just purchased the iPhone 5 & have an iPad 2, I think the only way I will be able to get one of these anytime soon is by winning one, so that would be alright by me.

Love to get one! I am interested in the iPad mini price point, I'm hoping its comparable to say the Kindle Fire.

How much you want to bet that if I get an iPad mini my 8 year old son claims my not so "new" iPad? Let me win the mini iPad and I'll let you all know...

three apples have changed the world.
One that seduced Eve,
Second that inspired newton,
And the third was in the hands of Steve Jobs.

Thank you Steve Jobs for all you have done

I would love to win an iPad Mini....still have my 1st gen iPad --- but its getting really slow...and no more updates available!

I am excited for the Apple event today! winning a iPad Mini would be awesome! Pick me please! Giveaway prizes are the best! Thanks iMore.

My eyes would really enjoy reading a bigger screen at night, the iPhone is great, but small, and the big Ipad seems too big. Hope I win!

I don't know what to expect from Apple to call or name it. But, i'm sure i will love it! haha. When iMore make free giveaway like this, hell yeah i'm going to enter. #win

my daughters birthday is coming up on the 28th....she would really love this!!! Keeps steeling our iPads!

Awesome giveAway..
As a new member i discovered iMore true the appStore hitting the related button on an other app.
Great site and great app..
Some times it's a pity that i can't always get everything here in Europe..
That's why i like this giveAway...Hope to win...
And good luck to all of us..

Peace ;-)

allright, let's see if somebody from a corn field in illinois can get a win here! by the way, love your show every week rene! ipad mini! yeehaw.............

iPad Mini!? Fits nice in hand, great for books!!!!!???? I would love to win and give it to my sister for school please!!! :)

I am glad this is a Treat, not a Trick. This is just like coming home when I was a kid on Halloween in looking through the pillow case for all the candy. Thanks iMore.

I see the 7-8" form factor as a media consumption device, not quite as productive as the full sized iPad. So the enormity of the iOS ecosystem and tablet specific apps would make the iPad mini the best small tablet on the market. Count me in!

I'm hoping to get an iPad Mini if the price is right. I'd like to get a tablet. Hopefully this will priced competitively.

Great site, Rene...been loving it and the podcasts. First heard about you on MacBreak Weekly.

Anyway, here I am putting my hand up for an iPod Mini!

iPad Mini is my dreaam device!! iPad is too big (yet expensive) I need something that lighter than iPad but bigger than my iPhone 4S.. iPad Mini pleeeaaaasseeeeeeeee :D

I went Mac/Apple 5 years ago. Never looking back.
Preparing to buy the new iPhone 5, I found iMore to be extremely helpful. Now that I have the new iPhone, I found a new case and many other accessories, right here on iMore.
Thanks iMore.

Can't wait to read all about this in the Daily's tomorrow morning - I'm sure they'll tear it to pieces and call me a sheep as usual...really hope Apple can price it well in the UK and blow everyone away.

So excited for the iPad mini! I can't watch it live today so I'll e counting on you guys to fill me in when I get off work! Lol

I think the mini is a great move. Could help tap into the on the go readers a lot because of the easier to manage size. Hopefully the storage and price point fall in line.

Finally Apple releases a product that those of us with teeny tiny hands can take full advantage of!

iMore always with the big hands and big gifts. Gl to all and this is my entry as a hopeful winner of the new iPad mini.

Cheers for the opportunity :)