iPad mini is officially announced

Just as we expected, after all the leaks and speculations, Apple officially unveiled the iPad mini at today's press event. And exactly as the name suggests, the tablet is a thinner, lighter variant of the iPad as we know it, with a smaller screen and form factor that makes it even more portable than its larger sibling...
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77 Comments

60. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

is it just me, or does it look like the Samsung Galaxy Note ??

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's very, very nice but the price is what's going to make or break it. $300 for a 32GB and $400 for a 64GB is the highest they'll be able to go to offset something like a Nexus 7 or the plethora of cheaper e-reader/tablets out there like the Nook HD and the Kindle Fire HD pairs.

10. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

$329 for 16GB WiFi version Add $130 for LTE

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they blew it if they wanted to take sales from the Nexus 7. the 16GB Nexus 7 is about to be a whole $130 cheaper than the 16GB iPad Mini and the 32GB Nexus 7 is $180 cheaper than the 32GB iPad Mini

23. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Dude they are Obviously under pressure, have you ever seen Apple doing such in dept comparison with the nexus even when the nexus was not advertised as a thin tab? Look how they skipped their market share and jumped to web traffic and introduced a new iPad Lol And I finally got my n7 I love it so far it feels light and nice to the hand it also has a size that fits on my pocket or a small bag :D Happy happy

39. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i want to trade my Xyboard 8.2 for one. o:

46. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Go for it, :D wait for the 32GB tho will be the same 259 price *luck* I think I like stock on my tablet and skin on my phone one device will be up yo date for sure

51. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

You sound stupid. Apple is under pressure from who? Take your android blinders off and stop marching to these companies beats. The mini will obiterate your N7 in sales. Why not just enjoy your N7 and stop wishing for a companies downfall. Android fanboys are the funniest people in the world!

58. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I'm not wishing for a company downfall, I think many articles talk about this pressure everywhere, I'm not inventig this, bit I guess you at too blind to see a company holding an 80%+ is now down to nearly half market share in less than a year to the point they didn't bragged about market share numbers this time around like they did on the iPhone announcement, its obvious competition is hitting them and by competition I do not mean nexus 7 only

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Impressively thin and light

15. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Looks exactly like the Galaxy Note.

48. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Lol, thumbs down for an honest observation? It isn't my fault Apple stole the design from Samsung.

16. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Impressively, incredibly, unbelievabily over priced!!! lol

17. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

$100 too expensive. There's a reason the Nexus is made of plastic. They could have made it out of aluminium but decided to keep it at a reasonable price.

20. alfiehp21

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I just don't see the point in pricing this "mini" in USD$ 329.00. Think about it, almost like an ipad 2, but just for USD$ 70.00 less. In my opinion, that's hardly a bargain. Rest assured, Nexus 7 and other Android tablets, including the Fire, will continue selling the same.

34. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Apple do not sell anything at bargain. Sorry to break you to this news

41. alfiehp21

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I know that. What i'm saying is, that if the product where priced around 229 - 259, maybe i will consider buying it. also, i know i'm not the only one who thinks this way.

62. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

That's why there are Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD for you to choose =)

67. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

They won't price it just like an iPod touch! Get real the iPods wouldn't make any sense then.

22. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

So, Apple is saying a bigger screen with more surface area is better than other devices with a smaller surface area. I guess I'm should be glad I got the SGS3 instead of the iP5 because the SGS3 has a bigger screen with more surface area, so it is better. :)

29. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Specks size and everything only matters when. It favors them loved how they compared the screen with the N7 and claimed how better things look on a bigger screen, but hey Google should do the same with they release the nexus next Monday and compare 4" long vs 4.7" long-wide

24. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

competition is getting tougher each day!

25. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Please tell me in what universe is a 4:3 aspect ratio superior to a 16:9? It's like saying tv's looked so much better in 1984 than they do today. Have fun watching newer movies on it and not seeing the edges.

27. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

apple dont think about normal people ...they only think about rich people..........that is why they dont make product @ reasonable price ..

37. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

That's how all Democrats look at Republicans in politics. =/ dumb... good job to whoever gives it a thumb down

28. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

apple dont think about normal people ...they only think about rich people..........that is why they dont make product @ reasonable price ..take a example of google nexus 7

31. Aeires unregistered

Who's waiting in line for days to get it?! lol

32. tggoulart

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

this is not the "ipad 4", the ipad 4 comes next march or april with some breaking features hopefully

35. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Next March or next next March?

36. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Looks like a Nexus 7... just more expensive!

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