Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I have learned that its better to spend the money up front to get a much better product than to keep spending lesser amounts. In the end they usually add up being more expensive. The Kindle Fire has a smaller screen, not as many apps, and I have found not as easy to use. As you said you have both a kindle and an android tablet.
When another company comes up with a better product I may give it the time of day. But when so far Apple makes the better products that are more user friendly I have no problem paying more for them. Paying $499 for an iPad isn't exactly like buying a Ferrari over a Toyota.
Apple isn't making a better product. Developers are making better components for it. Similarly priced Android tablets have better hardware (meaning they run faster, smoother and have better cameras) than iPads do. You can just get better software right now for the iPad.
As for the price point, not everyone can drop $500-800 on a tablet. It isn't a feasible option. A lot of people can drop $2-300 though.
So sure, maybe it isn't like a Ferrari and a Toyota. More like a BMW and a Toyota.