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iPad Mini - anyone ?

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It's official - per the speculation, it appears to be neatly positioned between the Touch and the 'regular' iPad. Pre-order price is 329 USD to the (whopping..) 299 USD Apple are asking for the 5G Touch at 32GB. For all the historical resistance to a 7" tablet, Apple reportedly couldn't ignore the success  of the Kindle and other e-readers any longer.

 

I think the iPad's credentials as a portable source are well established on HF, although I'm not sure that the smaller form factor makes the Mini a better choice for a portable rig, assuming you want something beyond the HP out. Its a lot closer to being 'pocketable' and the  $170 discount on the regular (16GB retina-display) model will undoubtedly sell truckloads of Minis - just not sure that its something that will see queues outside Apple Stores ......

 

 http://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/overview/

 

Over to you, Head-Fiers. 


Edited by estreeter - 10/23/12 at 1:25pm
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Don't make a move until after Google's announcement on Monday.

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Don't make a move until after Google's announcement on Monday.

 

Can I scratch myself inappropriately ?  

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Can I scratch myself inappropriately ?  

By all means use discretion. 

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I don't know about the ipad mini, i don't think it would be such a big hit like the 'normal' ipad
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This was what I wanted over a year ago. I now have an iPad 2 and I'm not buying a replacement until this bites the big one. So late to the party they are,...

So, do you think Samsung will sue Apple now, for copying the same form factor (sizing)? wink.gif

Scratch away people,...
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Let's make a list of the portable products which haven't sold well.

 

Ahh  1)  ??

 

Yep...it will sell! Hard to fathom it being more popular than the ipad just do to the price difference. The form-factor will appeal to a sector of the populace.

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The 7.8" screen is just right. By the way does anyone know the DAC chip used in iPad Mini? Is it Wolfson inside?
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I don't know about the ipad mini, i don't think it would be such a big hit like the 'normal' ipad

Believe it or not, it will sell more than normal iPad because the screen 7.9' size is just nice.
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If the new device is a mini-pad does it make the original a maxi-pad?  See what happens when a whole bunch of scratching goes on??????

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The 7.8" screen is just right. By the way does anyone know the DAC chip used in iPad Mini? Is it Wolfson inside?
I guess you haven't realized that Apple has moved on to the better performing cirrus logic chip???

As for sales, I do think this will sell like wildfire!!! Especially considering the lower price point.
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I guess you haven't realized that Apple has moved on to the better performing cirrus logic chip???
As for sales, I do think this will sell like wildfire!!! Especially considering the lower price point.

Well it's $70 less than an Ipad 2 now so I really thought the size would be a selling factor. They are just trying to get a piece of the Samsung market.

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Well it's $70 less than an Ipad 2 now so I really thought the size would be a selling factor. They are just trying to get a piece of the Samsung market.
Yup, the 7" tablet size is the best IMO. If I didn't have my iPad already ($400 for an iPad 2 anyone?) I'd get the mini myself,...
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A nexus 7 is still cheaper and has a better screen res, and a quad core processor. It has usb digital out.

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A nexus 7 is still cheaper and has a better screen res, and a quad core processor. It has usb digital out.

Google is reportedly going to drop down to an entry price of $99. But the Nexus 7 is still the better tablet. But Apple pushes 

how many more apps it has available. And for some or most, staying in the Apple ecosystem just makes more sense.

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