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Tim Cook defends iPad mini and reiterates that Apple "would never make a 7" tablet"

0. phoneArena 25 Oct 2012, 18:11 posted on

When the iPad Mini was announced, Apple haters everywhere started tossing around the quote from Steve Jobs saying that Apple would never make a 7" tablet. Well, Tim Cook has decided to address those complaints, and reiterate that Apple will "never make a 7" tablet"...

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:15 39

1. Savage (unregistered)


Basically an iPad Mini doesn't mean to compete with 7" tablets. It means to compete with 7.9" tablets. As said by Tim Cook.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:16 27

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'm sure that Cook would probably just say that the iPad mini is in a class of its own. Remember, he has some really good marketing guys writing his talking points for him.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:23 22

6. Savage (unregistered)


Oh absolutely! I have full faith in Apple's marketing team. Just not that much faith in Apple itself :)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:31 10

10. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Boy genius ads and that crazy physics commercial? I have more faith in what's trendy.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:40 2

16. Savage (unregistered)


Its on a decline just like Apple. But isn't that what Apple is renowned for? Their marketing department. Imagine how painful it is to put big words to describe every small thing Apple puts each year on iDevices.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:58 3

38. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Apple's marketing people must have been to the confession booth countless times....

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:05

43. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


how you think's a whole different league, Steve.
Plus, i thought you guys liked making money?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:38 6

14. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


so can we say with a year old device like galaxy tab 7.7 ?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:20 3

29. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


And you guys are going to let them get away with this?...
Well, Samsung GS3 is not competing with HTC XL, cause Samsung is only competing against phone with S3's in their name. Thus, please stop doing your (P.A.)comparisons...hahah

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:40

34. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


their marketing guys still loses out to samsung's. even their execs say dumb things

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:38 1

50. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


yea it is in the class of 4:3 useless and unconfortable aspec ratio

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:49 1

21. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Look who is talking lolzzzzzzzzzzz

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:27 7

31. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


theres only one 7.7 tablet i know and it is the galaxy tab 7.7. that device kills the ipad mini with its amoled screen.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:32 8

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


at first when i saw people comparing the 7.7 to the Mini i was like "that's kind of silly, that's a pretty old tablet now" but then when i really thought about it the 7.7 does actually have better specs. xD

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:00 3

39. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


if you go by screen alone than the ipad kills all other tablets would you agree

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:02 6

41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


why? the new iPad is pretty beast in the display department but the Mini is seriously lacking there.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:16 6

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Please stop hating fandroid, just because your tablet can't make it as 7.2mm slim as iPad... It is actually a nice premium product tho

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:31 39

9. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


A year old GTab 7.7 is 7.6m slim, with a higher resolution and still premium material

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:40 4

17. wendygarett (unregistered)


That doesn't mean you can keep hating tho, try to respect each other

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:44 11

36. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


i am an equal oppertunity person. love all things tech. This is an ipad 2 with a smaller screen that apple is touting as something special. IT ISNT. that price writes a check that that tablet cant cash. point blank.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:46 7

37. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


and you know you are getting desperate when you have to point out that .9 of an inch make your tablet better than everyone elses. thats just childish. Then again. we are talking about Apple here. The people who invented the rectangle.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:03 1

42. wendygarett (unregistered)


I never think that my friend :) I just love that aluminium feel that's all

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:45 3

51. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


oooohhhh... Shiny.....

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 03:47

61. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Honda Civic89 : but its cheaper than an ipad 2 making it a bargain

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 20:54 2

53. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Like Apple has been respectful? Abusing the outdated patent system to stifle competition. Insulting the competition with 7" tablets, then releasing basically the same smaller size, THEN claiming its not the same?

Steve Jobs was a jerk, but at least he was consistent. This Cook guy is just nuts!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 22:35

58. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@ wendy Nothing you say makes sense.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:18 5

4. TooBIG (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


looks like androids failed because they were .9" too BIG :D

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 22:11

55. joey_sfb (Posts: 5987; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


depends on whether you need to put it up your a$$, on my hand its never too BiG!!!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:19 5

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbrauuIMFs1rno750o1_500.gif

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 19:06 2

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


LOL +1!

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