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Monday, July 23, 2012

“iPad Mini” rumors in full swing

"iPad Mini"


Just as Google/ASUS’s Nexus 7 begins its assault on the tablet market, early reports indicate that Apple is preparing a smaller, 7 to 8-inch version of its widely popular iPad tablet to combat with the likes of the Nexus and Amazon's Kindle Fire. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's parts suppliers in Asia are readying for “mass production” of a tablet, with a form factor smaller than that of the current iPad models. While these are still rumors with no official announcement from Apple, from a market standpoint, this would be a smart move for the Silicon Valley giant to make. While the iPad holds the top spot in tablet sales, Amazon's Kindle Fire is also quite a hot item, in large due to its $200 price tag. And with the Nexus 7 becoming widely available (also with a $200 sticker), Apple is beginning to see some serious competition in the tablet game. The entry level iPad 3rd generation (newest model) retails for $500, but if Apple was able to cut a hefty chunk out of that by offering a smaller, “mini” version, that would put them among the ranks of the Fire and Nexus, and may win over quite a few minds (and wallets), once again reasserting their dominance at the top of the mountain. One things for sure. When manufacturers compete, we all win. 

Source: WSJ

4 comments:

  1. Where do I send rumors of my deposit. Is it the same place I have been sending deposits for Windows 8 Pro enabled phablets and the Iphone 5?
    It sounds all nice, a smaller, Apple toy! I mean the IPad is basically a toy that can interface the net 'cause that is all I see people use them for. It is a cool "toy", but I'd rather suffer with an "IWindow 1.5" with a working version of Windows 8.65 (after the first weeks mandatory emergency fixes) than have an overpriced toy designed to enslave me to another company that seeks to enslave me to cell phone company.
    No one is going to sell me even a rumor till November '12 and until then I will be happy with my two sticks and pile of tinder.

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  2. How about a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0?

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  3. kindle fire is still quite a hot item? are you out of your mind?

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