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iPad Mini's design to outshine the new iPad, claims analyst

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iPad Mini's design to outshine the new iPad, claims analyst
We've already reported tens, if not hundreds of rumors about the iPad mini, and we can safely say that we'll be continuing to do so until Apple finally makes the thing official. Until then, here's a new one!

According to Topeka analyst Brian White, Apple is putting quite a lot of effort into the design of the iPad Mini, potentially outdoing its achievements in the new iPad. Now, there's a reason to believe White, as he's been traveling around Taipei, talking to various component makers, trying to squeeze every single bit of information possible. Well, he hasn't been able to collect much info, but there are still some interesting details that make the iPad Mini sound like a very promising device:

Apple did not skimp on the aesthetics of the much anticipated iPad Mini. In fact, we believe the ‘iPad Mini’ could outshine the new iPad in terms of how the device feels in a consumer’s hands. - Tokepa analyst Brian White

According to AllThingsD, White's sources have a decent track record, so this might as well turn out true. There's one other bit, though - it seems like the new, probably even more "magical" iPad will be quite difficult to produce, which may translate into some very limited stock during the first weeks, maybe even months of the device.

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 08 Oct 2012, 06:52 7

1. thekai12 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

LOOKS like a GIANT IPOD TOUCH but a little cool for a tablet design but still think our new android 7 inchers will outsmoke this tablet sales

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:08 2

9. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

"iPad Mini's design to outshine the new iPad".

Yeah right! The new iPad looks identical to an iPad2! So where is the shining design? The iPad Mini will just be a shrunk down version of an iPad2!

AmaMagiResolutionary! :-/

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 12:26

15. thekai12 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

who is thumbing all the comments down such a applefan and im not even trying to hate them *cough* applestore people *cough*

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 06:59

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

To original ipad is the exact same as an ipod touch just larger,and pretty much the exact same as the iphone minus the calls and texts. The ipod touch are now gonna come with a larger screen to mirror the iphone 5 so the ipad mini (ipod touch xl) is surely and even more bizarre and unnecessary device for ifans to get excited about. Its like pokemon to ifans when it comes to apple,they gotta get them all!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:30 2

3. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

an extra large iPod touch just without the iPod touch loop and no flash.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 11:04 2

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 24911; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Give it a rest dude lol. Please????

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:31

4. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

It all depends on the cost. It's not like a phone where you can pay for it via your contract over a period of time, but in one lump sum. With great products like the Nexus 7 and Kindle, it needs to be around the same price and not the usual additional $$$ for no apparent reason other than just because it's an Apple product.

I've got an iPad and I love it, but the market isn't like when the iPad first came out. Consumers are a lot more savvy as to what alternatives are available and Apple needs to be smart. It's not like they are releasing a device which is unique in the marketplace. There are plenty of mini tablets already out there.

Let's just hope this lovely new design isn't scratched while still in the factory.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:47 1

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I wonder if it also comes with the failed maps, static lines and the supposed NORMAL purple tint.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:04 2

8. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


posted on 08 Oct 2012, 10:29

10. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Just curious as to how Apple is going to price this considering that the new iPod Touch starts at $299. If it's priced lower than that, it will cannibalize the sale of the Touch...

Or is it just me who just wished that Apple Inc. should have put the design of the new iPod Touch to the iPhone 5 instead?

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 11:05

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 24911; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Can't wait to see it for real.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 11:21

13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

not bad apple....not bad

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 11:59 2

14. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

every time apple launch a device,,a lot of people are crying..lol android fans..just enjoy ur androids imstead. did android paid you to bash all apple devices? so if not,then dont bash.. u will never gain revenue of bashing apple.. just enjoy ur life or get a life rather.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 12:55

16. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


posted on 08 Oct 2012, 19:21

17. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

the size of these iPad Mini is similar to the galaxy 7.7 which is a great device- not too small, not too large!

i think this iPad mini will get some love if price right and has a great value for its specs!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 20:45

18. gkoupal (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Just so you know, it's Topeka, not Tokepa...Topeka as in Topeka Capital Markets.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 15:00

19. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

I want to know the specs. I have to admit I am a hardcore android fan, but if the apple iPad Mini is packing the same specs as the iPad 3 and they include a Micro SD card slot I will buy one.

However no matter what they do Microsoft's Surface Tablet will eat there soul Muah ha ha ha ha.

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