Apple iPad mini to be Wi-Fi only; refresh coming for current iPad
will go out on Wednesday, there also is speculation that one of the factories assembling the tablet had to take a break due to a last minute design change.
The Guardian also has some inside information on a refresh for the third generation of the Apple iPad. Sources say that the tablet will be revised to support U.K. 4G through Everything Everywhere's 1800MHz network – and from next September with Three. Additionally, the refreshed version of the third generation iPad will have a dock on the bottom for the smaller digital lightning cable instead of the 30 pin cable and dock that had been used on Apple's mobile devices since the OG Apple iPhone. There is no word on whether the refresh will be only for units headed to the U.K. for sale.
source: TheGuardian via RedmondPie
1. e.wvu (unregistered)
It'll be more like $299. No way will Apple would price their "premium" devices anything below that amount.
2. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
More like $349 or $399. $299 would be the same price as the new iPod touch, wouldn't make much sense.
10. vader11 (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Exactly! My guess would be $349 to $399 or even $449. I wonder who will buy the ipod touch with that price...
3. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I would've put the estimate at no less than $350 because of the price of the newest ipod touch. Apple knows that it doesn't really need to price its product too competitively because of the mass following of sheepple it has.
Edit: Damn you stealth lol.
4. wumberpeb (Posts: 425; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Definitely smart going WiFi only. However, the more Apple devices they create, the more I see of iOS, the more boring it becomes. The same look to the operating system on almost every device across your entire product lineup for 5 years? I would guess even Apple fans might get bored of looking at the same thing every time...
Its just NOT my thing, so to each their own. But yea, WiFi is all anyone cares about on a tablet anyways
16. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Nope. Some feel happy at bbeing given Aluminium and glass. Apple is more about STYLE than SUBSTANCE .... :)
5. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)
Small Tablets, are more portable than those of original size. Therefore, it would be more interesting to have 3G/4G connectivity in smaller tablets than in larger Tablets (Which, around me, are mostly used indoors).
But, who uses Tablets, hardly don't have a smartphone. So, It's much better just having the 3G/4G cellular, and only pay a data contract. In any of the Tablet size cases...
But I do not use Tablets, so I have no way to define the needs of use.
13. PhoneLuver (Posts: 465; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
I agree. The smaller they are, the more portable they are, hence the need for 3G/4G! I see tons of women with Galaxy Tabs or Kindles in their handbags. Also, the OS is BOOOOOOOOORING!
6. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
iPad mini same specs as the nexus give or take a few parts
Charge a 150 more
Apple Over charging the uninformed since the first iPhone
11. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Is that why the Note 10.1 costs the same as the iPad, but costs less to build? Same with the SGS3 and GNote II, compared to the iPhone 5?
12. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
you really think a lambourgini cost 100.00 to build right? or a Coach purse really cost 500.00 to make?.. is called brand recognition
17. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Lamborgini = Substance + Style.
Apple = Style (so substabce missing).
If it was for Substance + Style we would have seen better Maps, better camera (not the one with purple crap) on IP5. Apple products remind me of a Indian car -- Ambassador which has remained the same since last 50 years (maybe more) ... just growing a bit in size here and there and some cosmetic changes nwith a new model name/number.
19. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
4.8in screen =4 in screen?
4 cores = 2 cores?
big battery = small battery?
not to mentioned GS3 other features
but seems legit LOL
8. quakan (Posts: 1158; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I honestly think this will debut with the next iPad in 2013 (if the rumors are true).
20. infinitemethod (Posts: 123; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
Hahaha! Who would want one of these? These cannot possibly sell well.
21. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
it should turn to be true!!
22. alan_1230 (Posts: 72; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)
if its 250-300 i will buy one i dont need a data contract or 4g on it wifi is perfect for at home .