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

38. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

The iPad mini is a larger version of the iPod 5. It has the same camera and proccessor as the iPod. The only thing different is the screen size and 29 dollar different. They should rename it the iPod XL

47. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Yes, that is what apple does. Take the same product change the exterior slap a different name on it and take away a function or two. And BOOM you have the greatest thing ever(in their eyes.) starts at iphone4(s)/5 then take out the cell capability and you have an ipod touch. Take the iphone again stretch it out and take out the cell capability and call it an ipad, OR slap a higher price tag on top to put the cell equip back in!! I'm not going to bash the new release of the mini, everyone can look at it and see it for what it really is, they should have atleast released it with a better price. That's all i'm going to say about that.

40. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

lolz they should call it the Ipad 2 mini =DDD

42. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I like how small the bezel is compared to android 7inchers .looks great. Wouldn't pay that much for it though.

43. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

LMAOOOOO i was watching cnbc and they are like "wow, amazing... what can stop apple" i"its not that pricey" This guy even said that "for a bigger screen that the Nexus 7, $30 more is not much" Guy its not $30 its $130. The ipad mini is a fail, it has worse specs than the Nexus 7 Lower resolution (163ppi vs 216ppi) and the price is just to high for my opinion.

44. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Apple product is after all a Apple product. No matter how much you compare the price with Google Nexus 7 or any other tablet. It is just too good. The size is perfect I think. It fit in the hand of the presenter during the event. This Tab is set to break records for sales surely. Pricing is on the High side but that's Apple for you.!! What i dont understand is that what was the point of releasing 4th generation iPad with iPad Mini. 4th genertation iPad will not sale at all alongside the iPad mini's small size and price http://www.thegadgetcode.com/2012/10/apple-launch-ipad-mini.html

45. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i will buy samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 or google nexus 7 instead of buying this pricey material

49. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I just heard on NPR that the iPad mini was designed to be held with one hand... wodnt that destroy apples argument for keeping a tiny screen on their phones.

56. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Pretty poor pricing, Apple. Try again.

59. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

apple basically said in many words that the ipad mini is targeted to people that cant afford the better icrap

63. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

that will take the fire out of the Kindle and "7" out of the Nexus..

66. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

How so? It has iPad 2 guts and is $130 more to purchase. Yet, the reality is that people who already have iPhone 5's and two iPad 3's will line up to buy a new iPad Mini that is actually far less powerful than the the iPad 3 they already have. Also, people don't switch ecosystems as often as you may think.

75. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I might actually buy the iPad Mini if I haven't got Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. I think both form factor are just perfect for me (7.7 vs 7.89). Both are pretty much comparable each other. No to mention the price is pretty similar here in Indonesia -the 32Gb LTE/3G for $550. Well of course the Tab 7.7 can make calls, has memory card slot, higher resolution and ppi (193ppi), as well as Super Amoled Screen. Think I'm gonna stick with the Tab 7.7.

76. bkb01

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

good decision:)

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