Apple’s iPad mini event – although the company has unveiled other products today as well, including the unexpected iPad 4 – is underway in California, and the 7.9-inch iOS 6 tablet is now official.
Despite’s Apple’s best efforts to keep the device secret, iPad mini reports have hit the web since way back in 2011, intensifying in frequency this year. The iPad mini will be Apple’s main weapon in the budget friendly tablet niche, where so far the Amazon Kindle Fires and the Google Nexus 7 are kings. And the mini version of Apple’s flagship tablet is expected to be quite a competitor for Android and Windows tablet, but also to the larger iPad.
So what’s the iPad mini going to offer buyers? Don’t expect high-end features like the ones found on the iPad 3, but do expect it to feature Apple’s iconic design and build quality.
Moreover, Apple is clearly pushing its tablet lineup as an educational device, as the company has released new iBooks and iBooksAuthor versions today, while presenting the impact the iPad has had on education so far.
As for what’s underneath the hood, in addition to apps, here’s what you get:
We’ll be back with comparisons between the iPad mini and the main Android budget tablets out there. Meanwhile, let us know whether you’re buying the device or not.
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Can I get a hell no?
Hah! like I’d buy a piece of crap like that.
Hell no I’m not buying it.
me too :) I expected the price to be from $199 to $250 , but they as usual priced their device too costly …
Even the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has better battery life.
Wow iPad4 just made Nexus 10 obsolete before it was even announced! Trolololol…
A6x has 2x CPU and 2x GPU over A5x and A5x was already better than anything else as far as GPU at least.
Have you heard of something that’s called exynos 5?
really ? :D wait 29 oct
Anyone else thinks it’s hilarious that Apple updated their retina iPad to be twice as fast before Samsung even announced their first retina class tablet? I think Samsung just got Samsunged. Muahahah!
But seriously now, it’s game over for 10″ Android tablets. Maybe Windows 8/RT tablets still have a chance but other than that it’s game over.
Thanks to Apple being greedy and pricing iPad mini at $329 the cheap 7″ Android tablets might still have a chance but that’s about it.
Yea, if it comes with Android
hit it one more time, not with its iProducts, but with
their arrogance of comparing their device with the one from
Competition. They should better concentrate on their products instead of
commenting about the other products. I am surprised they did not compare
side-by-side some apps like:
- Apple Mapps vs. Google Maps
- Siri vs. Google Now
Why do they prefer to show everybody
the same lie that iProducts are better (overall) compared with the Competition?
Fellows, why should I pay 330 USD at
least to get a tablet “easy to be hold with one hand”? Thanks God it
is not “easy to be USED with one hand”
Just because it has a
“gorgeous”, “revolutionary”, “astonishing”,
“unbelievable” back cover made by aluminium?
I need a smart tablet, not a fancy
(polished) one! Some might prefer blondes with huge silicone tits but stupid
enough to hold her like a live doll, while some would prefer a beautiful
intelligent woman! I am from the second category…
The galaxy Tab 7.7 out classes it.
I would like both thank you :D
329 for the cheapest one too. Pathetic
to sum it up – a tablet with a slightly larger screen but lower resolution without NFC or GPS that the Nexus 7 has and which costs nearly $100 more.
it does not compare to the Note 2, which also just came out internationally. the Nexus 7 is kinda old now. i got mine long time ago
This is hilarious. Who’s going to buy this inferior tablet for more than what the Nexus 7 and Kindles are selling for? This tablet is a joke. Who’s copying whom?Its gonna get blown away. Lame lame lame.
Why do you keep deleting my posts? This tablet is nothing compared to Android’s tablets.
“Despite’s Apple’s best efforts” ..sounds like you muching on the fruit and spitting at us while you talking :)
Are u joking?
I have the Galaxy S3 and I love it!! But I also need an iOS device, and the iPad mini will be an ideal choice for me… so: hell yesss!! :-)
Not appealing, I am going for surface