October 24, 2012 |
Apple made its iPad mini official on Tuesday, after months of speculation that the company would release a smaller tablet. The new mini tablet has a 7.9-inch display, runs on an A5 chip and was built with the words "light" and "thin" in mind. Here's a look at the pros and cons of Apple's latest gadget. It's portable: At 0.68 pounds and 0.28 inches thick, the tablet is built for portability. That means it's good for commuters and, as Apple made a point of highlighting Tuesday, for kids.
October 23, 2012 |
Apple introduced a slew of new products Tuesday, but the star of the event was undoubtedly the company's new tiny tablet, the iPad mini. The iPad mini starts at $329 for 16GB and WiFi connectivity. The device has a dual-core A5 processor, a FaceTime HD front-side camera, a 5MP rear-facing iSight camera, LTE capability, a Lightning connector and 10 hours of battery life. The LTE model starts at $459. Going for the 32 GB or the 64 GB models? Add $100 or $200 to the base prices.
August 27, 2012 |
A new report says that Apple will be releasing a smaller iPad, but that eager Apple fans may have to wait a little longer than they thought to get their hands on the device. According to a report from All Things Digital, the device will make its debut not — as some hoped — at an expected iPhone event in September. Instead, unnamed sources told the tech site that consumers will be able to grab the device after an October launch event. These sources also confirmed that the tablet will be...
December 14, 2012 |
Apple's iPad mini is likely getting a better screen in its next iteration, at least according to a report from the Taiwanese tech site Digitimes . The iPad mini does not have the sharp retina-quality display that's been on the last two full-sized iPad models, which has been a main complaint about the smaller tablet. Digitimes, which tries to get a read on Apple's next move by chatting with sources in its supply chain, does have a bit of a spotty record on company rumors. But the latest report, which...
November 1, 2012 |
After months of speculation, the iPad mini is finally appearing on store shelves Friday, but analysts don't expect a huge launch like the company normally makes for its devices. Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster predicted Thursday that Apple will sell from 1 million to 1.5 million of the smaller tablets over its first weekend, Business Insider reported. That may seem small compared with the 3 million third-generation iPads that Apple sold over that device's launch weekend, or the 5 million in sales the company...
October 19, 2012 |
There's one game in town as tech pundits prep for Apple's expected announcement Tuesday of an iPad mini: Name your price. Estimates have varied quite a bit. The consensus is that the smaller iPad has to cost less than the iPad, but things get considerably more complicated after that. Apple is moving into a market dominated by the low-cost leader, Amazon's Kindle Fire. The newest 7-inch Fire costs $199, as does Google's 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7. Apple doesn't have to match those prices, but a $200...