iPad mini concept puts true-to-rumor tablet alongside real iPad, iPhone
Another interesting possibility whispers agree on is that despite the noticeably larger screen, the iPad mini (or whatever Apple calls it) will barely differ in size from other 7-inch tablets like the Nexus 7, currently on the market.
Finally, it’s biggest appeal would be the extremely low price - no clarity on that either, but hopes are that Apple can bring it down to between $250 and $300, and some suggest even lower. The iPad mini release date that all rumors eye is October, and now John Anastasiadis has contributed some very realistic looking renders (it’s all merely a concept, though, don’t get too excited!) to illustrate all that. A feast for your eyes and something to make the remaining three weeks of wait time easier, isn’t it?
iPad mini concept
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Hmm, Google can sue for the stolen bezel idea: Top and bottom bezels are thicker than side ones.
But I like it, very nice looking.
2. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I would get this thing if it's powered by same CPU and GPU that powers the new iPad. 250 for that? It's a steal. IMO. or maybe, i could get nexus 7.
3. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 628; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Apple will probably not release iPad mini because this is not the way Apple works. It would generate competition to themselves. There is a reason why Apple has ONLY ONE product in category and tries to eliminite the remnants of multi-choice products from the past (i.e. MacBook).
While there is a large amount of leaks and rumors for next iPhone, there is only speculation regarding iPad Mini, based on some ambiguous fragments of information that could or don't have to be associated with actual release of it.
5. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I agree with that, I'm not sure tha Apple will release such a device as it would mainly affect the sales of the iPad, as it has nearly 70% of hte market.
Why would they go for a device that would undercut their benefits?
6. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 628; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Yes. By releasing smaller iPad, they would even more point out that competition is really fearsome and cheaper, throwing aways the "sanctity" of iPad's dominance on tablet market.
7. Victor.H (Posts: 410; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Sound logic. The only real counterpoint seems to be that at $200 Apple doesn't have anything to offer that will compete with a device like the Nexus 7, leaving a lot of space for Android to catch up. By launching the supposed iPad mini, it's closing that gap which Google has - pretty actively - been trying to use recently.
8. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 628; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Would it be "closing the gap" or "falling into the gap" for Apple? ;-)
IMO, Apple should stick with its own segment where it dominates and convinces people that full-size iPad tablet is a way to go. And they do this perfectly well. They could see danger in this "gap" but I doubt they will fight it by totally submitting themselves to the rules where cheap Androids dominate. That would be suicide for Apple. They are smarter than that. At least SJ was, now we will see the true face of post-Jobs Apple.
9. Sprintfan (Posts: 68; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
How would it generate comepetition? You think people that already have Ipdas are going to run out and buy a smaller Ipad? No way! Maybe when it's time to upgrade in a year they might downgrade? Maybe. But guess what? They are still buying an Ipad. Makes no sense that they would be competing against themselves if they are selling more ipads.
4. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 628; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Of course, there is probability that, if they release iPad Mini, and see success, they could send standard iPad to retirement, but that would be the first time Apple took major competition standard for their business model.