Remember the GooPhone i5, that iPhone 5 clone that showed up before Apple unveiled its sixth–generation iPhone? Well, it looks like the same Chinese “creators” are ready to launch the GooPad mini, now that the iPad mini became official – unless it’s all an online hoax, of course.
The iPad mini is not a “budget” tablet at all. With prices starting at $329 the budget Android tablet manufacturers can rest easy. The iPad mini is just another underwhelming, expensive release from Apple and this time it is a late entrant to a segment of the tablet market that is really starting to take off.
Beyond legal wars, patent ambiguities, software workarounds and sales bans, the Android vs Apple war fortunately has a humorous side, too. I know you all remember the hilarious “Shit Apple Fanatics Say” videos, followed soon after by a slightly less amusing “Shit Android Fanatics Say” clip.
It seems that it’s impossible to go a week without something washing up in the wake of Apple vs Samsung. This time, the United States Department of Justice is investigation Samsung for possible abuse of its standard-essential (or FRAND) patents.
Last month, Steve Jobs returned in a parody of the iPhone 5, which some people found a little close to crossing the line, but most people just found funny. Now, Steve Jobs returns… again. This time it’s for an iPad Mini parody.
Today’s Apple event was supposed to be about the iPad mini – as well as new Mac products – and we certainly did not expect the company to unveil the iPad 4 already. Sure, there were plenty of fourth-generation iPad-related reports out there, but we only thought Apple would update its iPad 3 and launch a full-fledged iPad 4 next year.
Now that you know what the iPad mini has to offer, we’ll also tell you when the device will hit stores and how much it will cost, since one of the battles we’ll be following this holiday Christmas is the one fought in the tablet market where Apple, Google and Microsoft are about to clash for market share and profits.
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.
With all the processing power that Samsung packed into the Exynos 5250, we were anxious to see how the new chip performs. Benchmark scores shows that Samsung’s latest chip handily beats the previous leaders, with the difference being especially visible in the SunSpider test.
We published an article yesterday that said Samsung was going to stop selling displays to Apple. The story was first reported by The Korean Times, who we consider to be a highly reliable source of information. Apparently they messed up, which means we messed up, so we want to apologize. Samsung reached out to C|Net to say that the article in the KT was 100% false.