Amazon mistake: Apple iPad mini has stereo speakers

Amazon mistake: Apple iPad mini has stereo speakers
The back and forth emails that ended with Schiller's response

The back and forth emails that ended with Schiller's response

It has been thought that Apple launched the Apple iPad mini to compete against the low-priced 7 inch Android models which includes the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Feeling some of that competition, Amazon earlier this week posted on its web site a comparison chart as part of its "much more for much less" campaign, showing features on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD that are not on Apple's 7.9 inch tablet. The online retailer boasts of the HD display on its slate vs. what it calls a "low-resolution display" on the iPad mini. The pixel density seems to prove this as the Amazon tablet has a 216ppi pixel density vs. 163ppi for the Apple iPad mini.

Amazon also noted how its tablet has dual stereo speakers versus the mono speakers on the smaller sized Apple tablet. But Amazon might not have done its homework here. An email sent from Apple's senior vp of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, reveals that the Apple iPad mini does indeed have stereo speakers. Perhaps the blame can't be placed right at Amazon's feet after all considering that the product page on Apple's website merely says that the "mini" has a built-in speaker.

To set things straight, Apple needs to update the Apple iPad mini product page to reflect the stereo speakers, and Amazon needs to either correct its comparison chart or remove it in a timely fashion. The online retailer just might want to keep it up after fixing the incorrect line about the mono speaker on the iPad mini because after all, it does strike at one major criticism of the 7.9 inch iOS tablet, the 1024 x 768 resolution on the screen.

source: 9to5Mac via RedmondPie

Amazon takes on the Apple iPad mini

Amazon takes on the Apple iPad mini


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Kindle Fire HD
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh

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23 Comments

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

The Kindle Fire HD is a great budget tablet no need for the cheap shot.

3. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Kindle has dual stereo, where ipad mini has only stereo? I guess kindle still wins

14. TalkingTechy

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

HAHA! I didn't notice that at first but that is pretty funny! So dual stereo speakers must mean 2 sets of stereo speakers for a total of 4 speakers right? Man those marketers REALLY screwed up. That's almost as bad as saying "dual redundant" when it is truly only single redundant.

4. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Still Mono sound, so it might as well be one speaker

6. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

stop hitting the nail on the head with the hammer (pun?)... fanboys/girls dont like it

8. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Kindle is scum. Mini is better.

19. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

thats 100% true.......kindle is cheap copy tablet.... doesnt support everything......but apple ipad mini....100% cab support applications , map , video , safari , note , ibook , imagazine , games , music , and specially 4G LTE SUPPORT kindle??? only wifi....only wifi...yea...only wifi....hahaha only wifi....

21. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The very first Kindle like tablet came out first before there was ever anything called an Ipad so give props where its due even if it doesn't do all the same things as the Ipad. Granted it is an E-reader but where do you think Apple got the idea to make the Ipad & get this the Kindle had round corners first. OOOHHH gut punch that @ss LMBO

9. hwaism

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

its just comparing the screen?

16. Aeires unregistered

Apple should never have ridiculed other manufacturer's products during their keynote addresses. When you act like a child, you get treated like one.

18. yoyo93

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

Samsung does it all the time to Apple, it's part of the game.

20. Hollywould

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Guess Apple will be sueing someone again.

22. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If you ask me Amazon should be suing Apple for copying the look of the first Kindle, #ijs

23. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

oh amazon... how about ecosystem? sorry but i really hate black propaganda! even if you compare it with any other 7" out there, even with Nexus 7 and the iPad mini, it doesnt make your device any better!

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