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.
The battle between the Apple iPad Mini and the Google Nexus 7 is crucial for the future of both Android as well as iOS. Who did better ? Find out inside!
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.
The biggest threats to Android tablets are almost here: the Microsoft Surface is already available for pre-order while the iPad mini will be official in just a few days. Is Google ready to respond to this increasing competition in the tablet market?
A few days ago we showed you a report that suggested Apple would announce the 7.85-inch iPad mini during a special event scheduled for October 23. Now the event is finally confirmed, as Apple has issued press invites for that exact date.
A few days ago we told you that Apple is reportedly going to unveil the 7.85-inch iPad mini during a special media event set for October 23. Now, that date seems to be even more likely considering that Reuters is also reporting that the smaller iPad will be officially announced next week, on October 23.
As we get closer to Christmas, we’re going to see a bunch of interesting new gadgets in stores including new tablets. Of those, we expect the 32GB Nexus 7, the iPad mini and the Microsoft Surface to be soon launched.