NRM: "After years of rumours, Phil Schiller has taken to the stage again at the California Theatre and announced the iPad Mini, officially entering the Cupertino-based company into direct competition with Google and Amazon this holiday season."
What i love about apple at the moment is they are going back on there words. They said that 3.5" screen was the perfect size for a phone and now they bring us the 4" iphone 5 amd say it makes perfect sense. Now they have the ipad mini after saying the ipad would not be smaller than it was with the 1st ipad. Next we will have ipods that look like nokia lumia phones... O no they have done that. I see apple making the next ipad wide screen as this is how a tablet should be. I really hope apples bubble bursts soon as im bored of what they are bringing to the market and i think both microsoft and google products are far better than what apple is doing. To me Apple have become the old microsoft in terms of just reusing the same designs and not creating anything new and microsoft and google are now the leaders in the creative it world but only time will tell what will happen next.
Innovation died with Steve. This is the downward spiral of Apple. They'll eventually shrink it down to itouch size, SUPRISE, THE IPAD IS ACTUALLY AN ENLARGED IPOD TOUCH! LULZ!
I agree and a lot of people keep forgetting that the technology industry is changing all the time. You can not stay top of the tree all the time as well and a lot of the time when you are top of the tree you hit a zone that you get comfy in. Look at Microsoft. in the 00s they started to drop the ball in a big way and this is when Apple and Google started to gain market share outside of the pc. Microsoft thought that everything was pc and laptop and pen tablets but they got it wrong and went the wrong way. Now they have gone back to the drawing board and for me anyway have now got the right ideas in place. Windows 8 RT on a tablet if sold right should sell very well for home users as its designed to have a one stop shop with the Windows 8 store but adding office printers usb and media access which both Android and IOS lack. The you have the pro version for business will be everything you need form a full x86/64 OS so all you old programs/games ect will work but adding the App sore for home use as well makes it the all round pc but working on any format that works for you.(Tablet, Desktop, Ultra book ect). I do think Microsoft will be the big player again over the next 10 years and Google will become 2nd and Apple will drop to 3rd but when this happens it could all change again.
The circle of life is the best example, rather circle of technology.
Sorry, but Steve Jobs wasn't nearly as innovative as people seem to think he was. Everything Apple came out with had already been done by other companies, just not executed as well. If you want to call "getting the execution correct", innovative, then go ahead. I'm pretty sure that philosophy was around before him, though.
i was expecting this
guess i am surprised.
How techspy takes simple news that a smaller Ipad model is releasing: "ZOMG No innovationz Aplple SUCKS! Dats totally the EXACT same thing as an ipod! HOW DARE they not be the first to release a 7" tablet!!! BRBRBRBRRRRBRBRBRBRRR!!" The ipad isn't the only thing that should see a shrink.
How Apple takes simple news that they releasing a smaller iPad model:
"ZOMG this has never been attempted before. You can only do what you want on this device. We innovate, others follow. if you have an iPad, iPod or iPhone then you definitely need this coz its the only original device with a 7" screen."
WOW! a 7" screen on the iPad 3s... Amazing - simply amazing. If only someone else had thought of that. Right there folks - I present you with "Innovation" ***facepalm***
Sales will follow :D
Sadly I know you're right.
it's called iPod touch for me.
People saw the iPad as a bigger iPod touch, now we have iPad minis that are like iPod touches? I think apple is running out of ideas and designs.
Really Impressed with iPad..
$329 is a really wonky price point for the iPad Mini.
What does that equate to over here?
roughly 208 pounds (my keyboard doesn't have the pound symbol) How much does the iPad 2 or 3rd gen Ipad go for over there?
Selling for 269 quid over here, so its the 208+VAT. Still not that £199 or $299 sweet spot. They'd probably sell like hotcakes with a price that attractive. I don't know, just seems weird that they didn't go for that..
Seriously...the internals of an ipad 2/5th gen touch approximately, no retina display, 16gb, and the non-4g model is $329? That's just...off. Though it truly doesn't matter what they release at this point. People are still going to throw their money at Apple like they're selling the secret to eternal life.
And thats just for the bare ass model. $569 for the 64gb WIFI ONLY!! Jesus Apple fans are crazy!
Apple's stock took a nasty hit when the price was announced. Wall St. didn't like it either.
A 7" tablet. Why nobody tougth this before?
oh man why announce a new game system or car since they are previous models available. Such a dumb comment.
Same here, price for the mini is too high. iPad 4G announcement was WAY too quick, I'm actually kind of annoyed at it actually, even though I didn't buy the 3rd generation one.
I didn't see this coming...
Oh snap! Apple is going to patent this very soon.
I like it!
i can see the ipad mini in my car! But you can do WTF you wanna do!!!
Hodgetwins reference :D
say what you will about Steve Jobs but he made this company different, and since his death the company isn't the same, i don't feel real confident and arrogance of the old Apple, which make it nothing but an empty shell of a once distinctive company. Apple Fanboys should face it, their beloved company is dying a slow and painful death.
Yeah ok. Like all the other tablets out are so inovative. M$ can't even make a tablet as small as the mini. Android fanboys should face it all these tablets are copycats. If apple is dying a slow death, why did M$ CEO say lets be more like apple just a few weeks ago.
awww muffin...don't get so offended. He's not exactly wrong - ever since the most pompous arrogant dbag in corporate America's history passed away, there is something missing. There's a certain mojo or arrogance that seems to be missing - perhaps because Tim Cook is just an overall nice guy I don't know. I can't bring myself to dislike that guy when he speaks but with Jobs, it was really easy to hate his look and voice.
Anyone disagreeing with Crazay doesn't know the real Steve Jobs. He was an asshole. He may not have been the worst in corporate American history but he was bad.
@ Crazay and this guy is not a dbag? watch the video... M$ stores look like Apple.. Samsung stores look like Apple.. Tesla stores look like.. Sony stores look like Apple. Tim Cook is a business man.. He is not in products development. Steve Jobs was a perfectionist. You either like to work him or you don't. He wanted to make sure every products he made easy to use and great quality. You can't say that with M$, Google or Dell.
These ideas have been in the pipeline long before his death. His absence will become more evident in the next couple years.
looks nice might pick one up
oh man I didnt know this was coming out. ill have to sell my ipad 5 to afford this one that is a smaller version of what I already have. TL;DR Apple user logic = " I NEEEEED IT"
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