Bloomberg also confirms the iPad Mini story, resolution to be the same as on the iPad 2
1. mas11 (Posts: 1026; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
The iPad mini is a great idea for Apple, the biggest issues are pricing and features. If it costs $200 it will take away sales from the iPod touch, but if it sells for more than $300 it will cost way more than the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire and won't sell as well. I think $250-$300 is a good price. Apple better not skip on specs.
9. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
I like my iPad, but it can be a little bulky at times. I've seen many women choose a Galaxy Tab 7" simply because it fits into their handbags.
2. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Well, I'm a droid guy. But a sub-$250 iPad mini sure is appealing. Jailbroken, and with powerful media capabilities. 4:3 is a major turn off though.
3. mas11 (Posts: 1026; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Agreed, Apple should have gone with 16:9, like their new iPhone is rumored to have. Apple is pretty backwards as far as screen ratio is concerned.
5. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Agreed 4:3 aspect on a 7 inch screen no thank you. Even the ipad 3 is still not hd compliant with this dated aspect ratio.
Also doesn't the ipad mini already exist,aka ipod touch especially if the new one has a larger screen like the iphone 5?
Ifans start saving as come october ye will have iphone 5 to buy,the equivalent version of the new ipod touch, while also buying the ipad mini and whatever is the 'new' ipad 'big' at that time. Owning all 4 apple devices with the same grid ui,same menu,apps and itunes etc but just with different screen sizes can increase an ifans apple mana by 4 and thus increase social acceptance accordingly by a proportional factor of ten!
4. pegasso (Posts: 132; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
10. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
your news has been expired. the spoken man already dead when its arrival huahahaaa
6. parvsingh05 (Posts: 97; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
it will be ipod with a larger screen , i agree to u mas11 , they will put an end to ipod touch..or make a ipod touch with a larger screen, in which one can read books, magz, etc easily. great step by apple!
but this will also put an end to the other tablets with 7 inch screen! so. because u know, buyers always prefer apple due to its quality built and os .
8. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
can't wait for it haha. love the idea of ipad mini
11. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Apple will not release smaller iPad. Those are just accumulated rumors and predictions based on not knowing their true strategy.
Simple reason: they don't want to have more than one product in category. They did it even with their Mac line by ditching 17" Pro...
Of course this is contra-intuitive, but this is the strategy that it's big part of their success since iPhone. There can be only one...
12. pete8812 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
300 is a good price for it. Any lower I think people will just skip out on buying the iPod touch and go spend a little bit more cash for this.