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10-16-2012, 06:54 PM #21
And to the people complaining about the name, c'mon really, who gives a toss what it's called. They could call it a FannyPad for all I care it's the price that's more appealling to me.
Last edited by Hedrush; 10-16-2012 at 06:57 PM.
10-16-2012, 07:37 PM #22
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10-16-2012, 09:04 PM #25
"Curious" or "not interested?" You can't have it both ways. Which is it?
There will probably be other announcements about other Apple products too (like iMac).
Even if there had been no evidence that Apple was working on something, think of this:
Apple KNOWS, if there was no iPad Mini, they would lose MASSIVE market share to the $200 7" tablets this holiday season.
Apple isn't going to stand by and let Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD steal that much market share. It would be ignorant and stupid.
The only way you could make it Retina without creating a nightmare for developers is to give it the same resolution as the third-generation iPad...on such a tiny screen! It would only create problems and unnecessary expense.
Last edited by Shigoroku; 10-16-2012 at 09:32 PM.
10-17-2012, 12:13 AM #26
I don't believe a smaller iPad is being released, but rather the 13" Retina MBP & the iMac refresh... I hope I'm wrong, as a smaller iPad would be great for traveling purposes...
10-17-2012, 07:01 AM #27
Itll be called the iphone jumbo or the smaller ipad
10-17-2012, 08:32 AM #28
There is most definitely a market for a smaller iPad. Not only for form factor but price. Most importantly, this market is global. Personally, I found the iPad to be too big for reading and browsing. It was also not convenient to carry around as it was just about the size of my MacBook Pro, just much lighter. But the kicker here is price, I think.
10-17-2012, 11:12 AM #29
iBook.....still sticking with that one.El Zurdo
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10-18-2012, 05:19 PM #32
About the iPad mini having retina display, I don't think it will happen. Not this generation anyway. If apple were to release a smaller iPad, it would be to compete with the more affordable tablets so costs in production must be kept down. Adding retina display would only bring the cost up and from a marketing perspective, there's no way a smaller, cheaper iPad would get retina display before the full sized iPad would. Even if apple could give the iPad minis retina display now, they would wait until the full sized iPad gets it first and it would give something to show off in the future generations. Since there's really no standard, setting the bar low and raising it a foot at a time is more impressive then setting the bar too high and raising it an inch.
10-19-2012, 12:25 PM #33