iPad mini announcement meta-liveblog

iPad mini announcement meta-liveblog
After years of rumors or speculation, the day is finally here. The day when Apple is expected to unveil the iPad mini - an iPad with a smaller screen and a cheaper price tag that will try to compete with popular small tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.

If you want to follow the event as it unfolds, please feel free to keep track of our liveblog below. We'll be making sure to keep you posted with up-to-the-minute updates, so that you can almost feel as if you're right there at the California Theater in San Jose.

Stay with us, guys and gals, as the event is going to begin at: 10AM PT | 12PM CT | 1PM ET | 7PM Central European.

Images courtesy of The Verge.

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iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh

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40 Comments

1. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Lets rock Mr. Cook

2. melvineus

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Whos excited? Anybody

5. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Not excited but have to see what it carry under the hood..

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Not in the slightest. Ray does though, but that's expected from Ray.

3. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

"Mac has been named #1 desktop and #1 notebook in the U.S." By Apple?

4. Aeires unregistered

#1 Desktop? In what, price?

6. shabbir_ene

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Woow new 13 inch MacBook Pro ... Exciting

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

sad that Apple cant even get their livestream working right. It keeps saying check back soon on their website, even though its going on right now. No amount of refreshing will fix it.

9. Aeires unregistered

Friction stir welding, invented in 1991. New only to Apple, NASA has been using it for some time now.

10. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Amazing event, they are not bashing any other companies yet.. :P

18. Aeires unregistered

And it happened, knew it was too good to be true. Had to drag an Android device into the event.

19. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Haha good to compare with a powerful device always, to check your speed

20. Aeires unregistered

Comparing it to the iPad full sized would have sufficed.

26. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Typical Apple. They take an Android device, the Nexus 7, and bash it because its screen is smaller than the iPad Mini's. Never mind that this is a completely arbitrary comparison, and there are Android tablets of pretty much every screen size you can think of, up to 13 inches diagonal. But that's how they define "blowing past the competition" I guess...

35. tgtftw

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Well yea, I mean come on its only $130 more than the closest competitor. Makes perfect sense #sarcasm.

11. mohamed_noor

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

I smell things getting cooked up after no jobs. if u know what I mean ;)

12. No_Nonsense unregistered

iPad 4th gen. Who freakin' saw that coming?

28. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Let the crap-storm of outraged comments from people who bought the 3rd gen uh... SEVEN MONTHS AGO begin...

13. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

i dont like Apple just because of two things. 1- very very simple os...i mean come on there should be some complexity and customization 2- EXTREMELY HIGH PRICES of their devices these r my only two grudges.... NOTHING ELSE!

16. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Windows 8 is headed in the same direction in terms of OS.

14. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Lets see...

15. ilia1986 unregistered

Wow Apple is really losing it - or just madly sweating under its fake mask of humility - iPad 4 - just 7 months after the previous model! An A6x chip - just a month after the previous version!! Anyone who bought the iPad 3 feels screwed now lol.

24. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

now apple did that to save the bigger ipad's marketshare.........android tablets are announced almost every week, so the people will feel screwed on seeing newer things on any platform

33. Aeires unregistered

LOL, AAPL was climbing upward until the Mini prices were announced. Now it's tanking fast.

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Ahahahaha, what an (expected) letdown for apple people. An ipad2mini and an ipodTouchXL. Same old, same old, apple's really lost their way.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

7 inch tablets are DOA, unless you sell a piece of sandpaper with each one to sand your fingers down to a quarter size.

22. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

apple is clearly afraid of win 8 tablets or they wouldnt have announced a new gen ipad only after 7 months. nice to see apple acknowledge that win 8 is far better. It also forced them to break their one year cycle. It is clear that apple is changed now and have become cowardly.

23. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

A5 processor??? Why, thats 2 generations ago, why not the A5x at least if they are upraging the ipad 4 to a6x

25. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

More profit, and leftover components from the ipad2 apparently

32. Aeires unregistered

Doubt it, it's more like a planned upgrade pathway to keep repeat buyers. Never buy the first iteration of any Apple product, unless you have no plans whatsoever of upgrading.

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