AppleInsider reports today that Amazon has withdrawn a prominently placed advert on the site which unfavourably compared the iPad mini with the Kindle Fire HD. The advert, which was in the form of a comparison chart, said that the iPad mini had a “mono speaker,” whereas the Kindle Fire HD has “dual stereo speakers.” However, iPad mini reviews have started appearing today, ahead of tomorrow’s release date, and it would seem that Amazon got it wrong and the iPad mini does indeed have dual stereo speakers! As AppleInsider notes, this is in fact a big upgrade from all previous iPad models, including the newly announced fourth-gen iPad, all of which have had a single speaker. The Verge review even says that the iPad mini speakers are “good-sounding”. This all comes as a bit of a surprise, not just to Amazon, but to all of us, because Apple didn’t really mention the iPad mini’s speakers at launch, unlike Amazon when it launched the Kindle Fire HD and made a point of mentioning its stereo speakers. The official Apple website even only referred to the iPad mini’s “built-in speaker,” singular. But now we know there are two, and they sound good, apparently!
Source: Amazon pulls anti-iPad mini ad with incorrect claim about stereo speakers