Some people seems to be confused by this apparent pricing overlap. The question seems to be: why buy an iPod touch 299$ when you can have an iPad mini for just 30$ more? Others think the entry level iPad mini is too high and should have been at 299$. If you look at the product lineup of the iPod touch and the iPad, you’ll come to the conclusion that they are pretty crowded. Apple used to kill older products when introducing new generations. We can still buy the 4th generation iPod touch and the 2nd generation iPad. I’m confused. In the end, maybe Apple just want you to consider buying both, an iPad mini and an iPod touch u til they clean up inventories or remove older devices from the lineup.