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Oct 232012
 




Apple made life tougher for all its tablet competitors with the introduction of the new 7.9-inch iPad Mini tablet (the regular iPad has a 9.7-inch screen).

iPad Mini with 7.9-inch Screen

iPad Mini

* 7.9-inch, Multi-touch Screen

* 7.2mm thick

* 10-hour battery

* 0.68lb weight

* Dual core A5 chip

* iOS 6 software

* 275,000 dedicated tablet Apps + 425,000 Apps designed for iPhone

* Aluminum and glass design

* $329 (16GB), $429 (32GB) and $529 (64GB) for WiFi versions

WiFi+Cellular model – $459 (16GB), $559 (32GBl and $659 (64GB)

* Facetime HD camera

* 5-megapixel back iSight camera for still pictures and recording full 1080p HD video

* Available in two colors – Black & Slate and White & Silver

The iPad already accounts for 90% of all web traffic.

With the new iPad Mini tablets, life is surely going to get miserable for the Android vendors.

Ship Date

iPad Mini (WiFi versions) will ship on November 2.

The WiFi+cellular models will follow two weeks later.

Pre-ordering for both iPad Mini models starts October 26.

I can’t imagine the Kindles, the Nexuses and the rest of the crowd of the crowd holding out for long.

I’ve used the iPad 2 for nearly two years now and have no complaints. It’s a beauty.

By the way, Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad got an upgrade with a faster processor.

The company launched a new 13-inch model of the MacBook Pro notebook with Retina display and new iMac and Mac Mini desktop computers today.

  One Response to “iPad Mini – Drool Baby, Drool”

  1. Seriously SI!??! , ipad mini is a joke(1024×768 ,4:3 ratio), while android is moving forward with HD screens (16:9 ratio) and true multi-tasking and lot of other goodies ,apple produced a joke of a tab….anyways the people (isheep) will buy ipad mini no matter what……..but check these out

    http://blog.gsmarena.com/amazon-attacks-apple-on-its-homepage-compares-the-kindle-fire-hd-to-the-ipad-mini
    http://blog.gsmarena.com/the-competition-reacts-to-the-new-ipad-nvidia-and-samsung-arent-happy/

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Sweetie, before disdainfully dismissing Apple fans (a group that includes yours truly) as isheep, let’s step back and look at the key Apple products and the competition.

    For several decades, I subjected myself to the tyranny of Microsoft/Windows and suffered its innumerable afflictions – crashes, missing data, application incompatibility etc.

    It’s only some 12-months back that I crossed the Rubicon and embraced the iMac. I couldn’t be happier. I recently added 16GB RAM and now have a total of 20GB RAM. Despite keeping countless browser tabs, Pixelator (graphics app) and other open, the iMac runs smoothly. Apple’s Magic-mouse is a joy to use, particularly while scrolling.

    2. Other Apple products like iPhone, iPad, iPod etc, I’ve been using for a longer period with very little complaint despite being condemned with a querulous disposition in life.

    I own an older model Kindle reader but don’t possess any Android products. But I’ve played with the Android widgets at stores like Best Buy, Staples etc and have found them to be vastly inferior to the iPad 2 or iPhone 4, which are not only better but have tons of apps in every possible category.

    2. On the Amazon Kindle comparison, you have to remember that the base $199 Kindle model runs ads on your device. If you want an Ad-Free machine, you’ll have to fork out $20 or $30 more.

    3. I also loath Amazon’s dirty business practice of stealing/deleting your content, content you’ve paid for.

    Don’t believe me? Here, see the following links:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2012/10/22/how-amazon-can-make-your-kindle-content-vanish-and-not-give-you-a-reason-why/

    http://gizmodo.com/5953829/amazon-deletes-users-account-and-kindle-data-without-explanation

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/amazon-kindle-deleted-remotely-ebooks-drm_n_2001952.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

    This is not the first instance of Amazon stealing/deleting your content. – http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/technology/companies/18amazon.html

    4. On the iPad Mini, I have yet to see them in stores.

    In your link, the Kindle Specs seem better than the iPad Mini.

    But iPad Mini is coming out with a big, big advantage – the sheer number of apps, running in excess of a quarter-million.

    It’s unlikely I’ll buy it since my iPad 2 is more than adequate for all purposes.

    In any case, let’s wait for a few weeks to see how real consumers (not the reviewers) react to the iPad Mini.