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07-04-2012, 12:27 AM #1
Bloomberg Says 'iPad Mini' is Happening... This Year
For three years now, we've lived with a persistent, nagging, and - let's face it - relentlessly annoying rumor that Apple would "soon" release a so-called "iPad Mini." Over the last six months, however, the intensity of these rumors picked up pace inside the Apple supply chain. And now... arguably the most credible source of all has weighed in.
Late Wednesday, Bloomberg reported a headline some of us could never imagine coming from the venerable news and media powerhouse. The iPad mini is, indeed, coming. And it's coming this year. The smaller, cheaper (probably $199) iPad - according to "two people with knowledge of the plans" - will help keep Apple the king of the tablet market as competing heavy-hitters like Google and Microsoft ready lower-priced devices for emerging markets.
The new model will have a screen thatís 7 inches to 8 inches diagonally, less than the current 9.7-inch version, said the people, who asked not to be identified because Apple hasnít made its plans public. The product, which Apple may announce by October, wonít have the high-definition screen featured on the iPad that was released in March, one of the people said.
07-04-2012, 12:32 AM #2
Why? What is the point? I mean really? It's just another rip off. If your going to pay 200$-500$ for iPads you might as well wait and buy the Windows 8 Surface. I mean, really.
07-04-2012, 12:35 AM #3
Because some people don't want the Surface tablet.
I won't buy an iPad mini though because our iPad is used a lot for videos and would rather have a bigger screen.
07-04-2012, 01:58 AM #4
Get lost and stop posting your MS BS here.
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07-04-2012, 02:46 AM #5
07-04-2012, 02:53 AM #6
What makes me wonder: if it will be priced ~$200, then what happens to the Touch? Somehow the pricing situation seems to keep making this rumor unbelievable.
The whole iPod line would have to end up at least $50-$100 cheaper to retain it's place in the market.
However, I could see this being a newer version of the Touch, just revamped with a larger screen. Kinda similar to the Samsung Note. The pricing and specs would make more sense.Member of the hackint0sh forums.
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07-04-2012, 03:28 AM #7
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07-04-2012, 04:34 AM #10
BTW, for all you fanboys who are actually excited for an "iPad Mini" I've got AMAZING NEWS for you guys!! They are already available at the Crapple store, it's called an IPOD!!!
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07-04-2012, 06:02 AM #11
Double Post - Sorry
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07-04-2012, 06:06 AM #12
This site is about Apple devices tho. Why would you come into an Apple device site n talk trash on apple? Do you have nothing better to do?
07-04-2012, 07:39 AM #13
Ive got an Ipad which I love as I can surf, email & play amazing games, right from the comfort of my sofa.
I paid £400 and as Steve used to say "It Just works"
Why did Microshaft have to use 4 Surface's during their launch demo, Because they cept on crashing
Why Have Microshaft not released prices or availabity yet, Because it's not even ready yet.
Why has nobody been allowed to touch / demo / review one yet ??? - Because it's crap
Microshaft have tried tablets before and they went down like a lead baloon, because they were crap.
It was'nt until Apple re-invented the tablet market and took shed loads of money that "other manufacturers" even took and interest, and thats only because Apple got it right and made shed loads of mony, Till now NO ONE has come even close to the Ipad.
The keyboard cover is a good idea but it's not a reason to buy a surface.
Wait 6 months until someone has actually used a surface and then we can compare the whole "tablet user experience" because a good spec does not equal a good device, Look at the s3 LOL
Anyway, I suspect that Microshaft will price the surface out of the market anyway.
£1000 for a tablet anybody (I dont think so)
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07-04-2012, 10:13 AM #14
If this is true...which I hope it's not...what will they call it?
1) iPad Mini
2) iPod Touch XL
3) Iphone4S.5+ -phone
07-04-2012, 10:35 AM #15
<insert source> says iPad mini is happening.
MMi reports on above source.
iPad mini never comes.
Repeat every 6 months.
07-04-2012, 01:03 PM #16
07-04-2012, 04:00 PM #17
This looks like the end of the 3.5" ipod touch. I'm thinking this "iPad mini" will be the start of the new iPod touch line, starting at $250. Wonder if it will have 4g capabilities and a new dock connector like the upcoming iPhone? Too many questions
07-04-2012, 05:09 PM #18
07-04-2012, 06:43 PM #19
This is just like when Jobs left in the 80's-90's and Apple was releasing a million models of the Macintosh. I really hope they don't turn into Samsung, where they're pushing out a million devices and the only thing different is the name.
07-04-2012, 07:22 PM #20