AppleInsider reports today that Amazon has withdrawn a prominently placed advert on the site which unfavourably compared the iPad mini with the Kindle Fire HD.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 â€œmono speaker,â€ whereas the Kindle Fire HD has â€œdual stereo speakers.â€ However, iPad mini reviews have started appearing today, ahead of tomorrowâ€™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 â€œgood-soundingâ€. This all comes as a bit of a surprise, not just to Amazon, but to all of us, because Apple didnâ€™t really mention the iPad miniâ€™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 miniâ€™s â€œbuilt-in speaker,â€ 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