New iPad Mini video offers a peek from all sides
posted by Maxwell R. / Sep 30, 2012, 3:16 AM
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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the same old boring design, OS, buttons. in simple words, nothing new
posted on Sep 30, 2012, 3:41 AM 27
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 3:53 AM 2
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 4:44 AM 4
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 10:32 AM 2
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 12:27 PM 1
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 7:43 AM 2
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 4:27 PM 1
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myniPad also works, myn-iPad, miPad... what ever. I should patenting this name!
posted on Sep 30, 2012, 3:56 AM 2
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 5:55 AM 2
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 4:41 AM 2
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 5:42 AM 1
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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 Sep 30, 2012, 8:54 AM 4
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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.
posted on Sep 30, 2012, 9:37 AM 2
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