In addition to predicting new MacBooks will launch in June, KGI Securities thinks a $199-$249...

|By:, SA News Editor

In addition to predicting new MacBooks will launch in June, KGI Securities thinks a $199-$249 iPad Mini will arrive later this year. If Apple's (AAPL)  track record is any guide, odds are it will discount the current Mini while launching a retina version. KGI's remarks come as Digitimes observes Acer/Asus are cutting prices for their 7" Android (GOOG) tablets well below $200; Reuters reported this month Google, which is expected to launch a next-gen Nexus 7 in July, is thinking of cutting prices as well. Amazon (AMZN), meanwhile, has suggested it won't lower the 7" Kindle Fire's price below a current $159. (Strategy Analytics data)