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Meet the iPad Mini!

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

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    The wait is finally over as Apple introduced its new iPad mini tablet today! A completely new design, the new iPad is 23% thinner and 53% lighter than the third-generation iPad, which was launched earlier this year. It boasts a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD, and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless and 10 hours of battery life, and you can hold it in one hand.

    The iPad mini is made of aluminum and glass, and is just 7.2 mm thick, weighing in at 0.68 pounds. The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display has 35% more screen real estate than other 7-inch tablets, and up to 67% more usable viewing area when browsing the Internet. The tablet has a dual-core A5 chip inside.

    The iPad mini has dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for speeds up to 150 Mbps, which is twice the speed of other iPads. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models are world-ready and have built-in support for other ultrafast wireless standards such as LTE and DC-HSDPA. It can also act as a Personal Hotspot.

    Here are all the pricing details and pre-order details directly from Apple:

    Source: Apple
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    Now I don't know if I want the iPad Mini or the new iMac!?!?

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    Me too. Now I'm also confused as to whether I should sell my new iPad to get the new new iPad?...:)
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    Crap display, 1/2 the resolution of the Ipad 3, non retina. Droid tablets are better for less money. its basically a "cheap" Ipad 3 with a crap display form 5 years ago
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    Doesn't the mini iPad have retina display?
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    Nope, old 1024x768, no where near the retina no where nere the ipad 3 and 4
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    Given that the mini has the same resolution has the ipad 2, 1024 by 768, but the screen is 7.9 inchs on diagonal rather than 9.7, it does have a higher ddi, meaning that the characters will appear to have less jaggies than the iPad 2. But it won't be as nice as it's big brothers and certainly no where near the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, and the new iPod Touch.
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    Too baddd apple!
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    My friend tried the iPad mini. He said that the device is very light, it's easy to drop.
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    iMac is gorgeous!!! I am going w that or the Mac mini!!! But I don't want that old thunder display, why didn't they update that as well??

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    I can guarantee you that if you make a device heavier it will become easier to drop. Put the mini in a case to make it more gripy.
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    Because the desktops are viewed from such a greater distance, the are effectively retina displays anyway. Also, the cost of making retina displays that large is going to get pricy, and yields are probably lower the larger you make the display. There probably are problems with uniformity, dead pixels, etc, when you attempt to make the larger. In time, it will probably be possible to get higher res screens, but apparently not today. Apple only delivers new tech then it is feasible to do so at their price points and in the volumes they hope to move, as you know.
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    It's bad, that ipad mini has nom retina display...
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    I think that one of the main reasons that the iPad mini has an A5 processor and a non retina display is battery life. The new A6x processor and a retina display would use a lot of battery power, and the small case of the iPad mini doesn't have room for a large enough battery to give a 10 hour battery life under those circumstances.
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    Yes I agree. I have the latest iPad cellular with retina display. I previously had iPad 2. The battery life on this one is pretty poor
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    But why would they update the iMac w o updating the Thunderbolt Display as well?

    Sent from my WiFi Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using iPF

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