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New iPad Mini video offers a peek from all sides

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New iPad Mini video offers a peek from all sides
We have seen videos of the iPad Mini dummy units before, and while this one does not offer anything new, it does provide some additional perspective about what we may expect.

It also proves that for about $13, it is pretty easy to acquire one of these models. Outside of that, it is somewhat surprising that there is a lack of rumors about this upcoming device. There has been talk about an introduction sometime in October, but with that month nearly upon us, we have not heard or seen much about the new Mini.

It will be quite interesting when Apple does enter the smaller tablet segment. With Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7 offering very competitively priced, highly capable tablets, the iPad Mini will certainly be facing much stiffer competition.  Apple will find itself in an interesting position as the new kid on the block.

Do you think the iPad Mini will make a big splash, especially now that iOS 6 is sinking in and has not generated all the buzz one might expect? Is this the tablet you have been waiting for?

sources: MacRumors via VentureBeat

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posted on 30 Sep 2012, 03:41 27

1. robocopvn (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)

the same old boring design, OS, buttons. in simple words, nothing new

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 03:53 2

4. eggimage (Posts: 80; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

it's supposed to be low-cost. if you're looking for all that, wait for the high end 9.7" model next year. most obvious thing

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 04:44 4

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

So if it is low-cost? It is the same interface as the iPhone, the iPod touch and the iPad isn't that a little overkill for a interface that has been mostly the same for some years now? iOS is dated IMO.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 08:30 8

21. doejon (Posts: 411; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

hahah low cost?? from apple??? hahahah

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 10:32 2

25. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Low cost? Why would Apple pit a low cost iPad mini against a $300 iPod touch? The only way this would work is if Apple get's into the video/music substriction business. I don't think Apple knows how to do low cost and turn a profit on hardware alone. Low cost is $200 for 7 inches or under $300 for a 9 inch. Amazon, Google and Barnes and Noble are not playing games and I can see these products going under $200 next year because their selling services. Apple is a hardware company trying to make profits off of over priced Chinese made computers, tablets and phones.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 12:27 1

29. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)

I love when people talk about what they don't know. Apple makes tons of money off of sales of music , books, videos and other items. I don't know what the price will be but they only build quality. I will buy one. Nothing over priced about Apple products, go actually look at them. You can buy what you want but don't rag on something you know nothing about.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:19

35. KIANO (Posts: 82; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

"...to be low-cost..."

Apple is known for offering premium products.
It would be surprise if this company to offer low-cost products.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 07:43 2

17. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

I should also say iOS. Should be much more improve. But... Nothing Wong with th pyhsic button. Samsung also using the physic button. What's wrong. Design... Galaxy Note 2 is also almost like a enlarge version of Galaxy SIII. no problem.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 09:02 3

23. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Personally, i really enjoy the fun and challange of having a more flixible, open platform on which i can exert greater influence over what it does and how it operates....

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 16:27 1

33. Phullofphil (Posts: 807; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I think your right it is a boring OS as far as looks. That being said the thing about this tablet is it will be cheaper than the iPad and basically it will work well for the people that want an easy to use simple devise. There is a huge app store and I would guess that this version can use both versions hd(iPad) and regular(iPhone and iPod) well. I think the cheapest version will be $300 doubt but a $200 version is possible(8 or 16gb) it probably won't be a huge success like the iPad but will sell well like the iPod. They may also keep the price down by useing extra leftover parts from the iPad2 (I doubt it though) I personally like my iPad 2 bit I don't think I will ever buy a iPad again. Don't get me wrong the iPad and this iPad mini are really good devices but like other people have said I like to mess around with my devices and Chang roms And tweak thing and have total control over my devices. I will probably stick with either just nexus devices or atheist devices that I can control with everything being unlockable. I also wish that more devices were able to have a touch screen like the note which alowed a stylus tucked in the side and had a tip that was almost to a point. Stylus use is missed when it comes to stuff I miss from all my windows phone devices with the resistive touch screens

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 03:50 3

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I've never liked the looks of the iPad... It's too square-ish. I don't like squares. Rectangles all the way.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 03:53 2

3. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

now, if miniPad (wow I should patenting this name!) really made, the "good artist borrow, the great artist steal" now just become a copy-cat.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 03:55 4

5. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

myniPad also works, myn-iPad... what ever.

I should patenting this name!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 03:56 2

6. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

myniPad also works, myn-iPad, miPad... what ever.

I should patenting this name!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 05:55 2

15. nono_pirot (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

i think the ui of your tablet has been over-used, so it's somewhat boring now. try something new from MS with their new VersaTile UI, it's fresh, simple and straightforward. never cared to patent the name, doesn't care to sue someone.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 03:59 2

7. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

i thought steve jobs said that their current ipad size is perfect and that smaller sizes makes no sense... now they copy the succesfull 7 inch tabelts?!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 04:09 2

8. adelta90 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


posted on 30 Sep 2012, 04:12 2

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Cannot lie........it looks dope! sadly the same old ios is in there :(

Really liking Sony's tablet S and the nexus 7 tho :)

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 04:12 2

10. SwiftyMicvey (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Sep 2012)

They will always copy and say we made it the first and patent it so they can sue some other companies .

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 04:41 2

11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

If they put an A6 processor and "retina" screen in this, it could very well become the first real touch gaming console - the size is just right.
Anyway, a smashing hit is on the way for Apple, but it will take a lot of buyers off the big brother - hardly anyone on the market for a new tablet will buy both ipad versions

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 04:55 1

13. NokiaLumia920 (Posts: 28; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Windows Phone/Windows > Apple > Android > WebOS > BlackBerry!

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 06:10

38. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Your all mixed up.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 05:42 1

14. yajia1 (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

I was one of those people who thought that taking a picture with a tablet was utterly stupid. But when you do it yourself, you get to see the advantages, one being that you can see the picture right away on a large high res screen the new ipad has. Especially that the new ipad's screen represents all colors faithfully and virtually perfectly. Editing the photo right away is a good thing as well. Hope the screen of this iPad mini would be as great as the one on the new iPad. I might consider selling mine for a smaller version and give my Nexus 7 to my small brother. Though I wouldnt really see the point because I also put my Nexus 7 on a small bag, the same bag I am placing my iPad. Playing games on the new iPad's screen is just a joy too.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 06:59 2

16. Rishabh (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

it is fake............surely

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 07:53 2

18. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)

Looks like the nexus 7.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 08:09 2

19. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


posted on 30 Sep 2012, 08:23 2

20. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

BIG NO.....

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 08:54 4

22. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

nowadays, there is someone still not growing up by thumbing down everything. i dun like thumbing down comments, but i really like to reply any comments that has same or opposite to my 2 cents. grow up man, say it in words not showing ur finger, it use for something at someone at more important and privacy moment with ur darling not yo use in this (i)(android)phonearena.

heheheh. sory for this oot.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 11:28

27. NokiaLumia920 (Posts: 28; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Maybe your comment was bad and it got thumbed down?

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 09:37 2

24. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

I don't see how they will bring this out seeing the way Apple has priced the iPod touch 5 models, the iPad mini just doesn't fit in anywhere Price wise. 299 to 399? iPod touch 399 and up? iPad regular... there's just no room, doesn't make sense with the way Apple has priced their products currently. Seriously doubt also that they'd drop the price of the iPod touch 5 ever even if they do bring the Mini out.

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