Live blogging iPad Mini Launch Event part 2

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Maura

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    Tim is talking about the iPad and education, and iBooks Author, as has been widely expected.

    Now onto iPad and enterprise.

    Tim says the iPad 3 with Retina display is top-selling tablet in the world.

    Here's Phil Schiller to introduce the 4th generation iPad. "A powerhouse" with a new chip the Apple A6X chip. But it has the same 10 hours of battery life. It will have expanded LTE. 2x faster Wi-Fi. Lightning connector, as expected. Comes in black and white, and will cost the same price.

    Here it is iPAD MINI!

    An entirely new design. Looks gorgeous! "Beautiful from every angle."

    Phil is holding one in his hand! Looks great!

    7.2mm thin. Thin as a pencil.

    0.68 lbs. Light as a pad of paper.

    Black and white.

    It is 7.9-inches on the diagonal. It has exactly the same pixels as the iPad 2. All of the iPad software works on the iPad mini.

    Now he's comparing iPad Mini and an Android tablet!

    Now specs - iPad Mini has an A5 chip, 5MP iSight camera, LTE ultrafast wireless, faster Wi-Fi. Lightning connector.

    The battery life is 10 hours, exactly the same as the 4th-gen iPad.

    Jony Ive says it is "a concentration of, not a reduction of, the original."

    A new smartcover has also been designed for the iPad mini.

    "An extraordinary iPad" says Jony Ive.

    16G Wi-Fi only $329. The lowest-priced iPad yet.

    Pre-orders will start this Friday.

    Back to Tim. "It's very cool," he beams!

    And, after Tim thanking everyone involved at Apple for all their hard work, it's over!

    Here are those all-important iPad mini specs in full:

    • LTE Cellular
    • 7.9-inch Display 1024x768 Resolution (Not a Retina Display)
    • Apple Appstore Access
    • Focused on Education - Acts like a text book. (Can use iBooks Textbooks)
    • Aluminum & Glass
    • Thin and light (thin as a pencil)
    • .68 pounds (light as a notepad)
    • Black or White
    • Dual-Core A5 Chip
    • Facetime HD Front Camera
    • 5MP iSight Rear Camera
    • WiFi
    • 10-hour Battery Life

    #1 Maura, Oct 23, 2012
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  2. OriginalSeanPaulII

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    Oct 25, 2012
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    hi, do any one know when apple will dispatch the ipad mini's once pre ordered? thanks
  3. iJamesH

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    iPad Junkie

    Aug 15, 2012
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    I heard Nov 2nd but don't hold me to that.

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