The iPad Mini

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  • Deleted user 17 October 2012 15:31:11
    Because we all know its being announced on Oct 23, and I am an unrepentant iPad/iPhone fanatic who will buy one as soon as funds allow.

    /rubs thighs
  • GuiltySpark 17 Oct 2012 15:57:05 6,619 posts
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    What is the point? It will have to be priced extremely competatively to compete with the nexus 7.
  • Razz 17 Oct 2012 16:14:08 62,160 posts
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    It will confuse a lot of Joe public buyers I reckon, Apple smartphones have half the screen size but will most likely be double the cost. Especially since these tablets are rumoured to have 3GPP/2 (IMT-2000) funtionality. I can imagine they'd be asking why the latest Apple smartphone is 550 and this 7" 3G tablet 200/300

    Edited by Razz at 16:27:24 17-10-2012
  • mal 17 Oct 2012 16:19:55 23,996 posts
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    /is already confused by that post
  • oceanmotion 17 Oct 2012 16:24:27 16,386 posts
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    The price will be interesting.

    Latest iPod Touch is 249-329.
    Latest iPad is 399 and up.
    Old iPad 2 is 329.

    Nexus 7 is 200 16GB, soon to be 32GB for the same price.

    You think something like 299 for Mini iPad ?

    Obviously not going to get into a price war with Google. Premium as ever. Suppose they could do their usual and go release an 8GB version slightly cheaper.
  • billythekid 17 Oct 2012 16:38:44 11,720 posts
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    Is this smaller than a Samsung Galaxy?
  • presh 17 Oct 2012 16:39:00 1,221 posts
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    my gut feeling is that this will be positioned against products like the Nook and Kindle HD - as a ebook reader that does other cool stuff, as opposed to positioning it as a cut-down iPad. Pricing will be important, but not as important as creating a clear reason to own one.

    Also - no reason why Apple can't be competitive on price. The iPad is expensive, but arguably it's a premium product that justifies the price. It certainly doesn't stop people from buying them by the millions.
  • the_dudefather 17 Oct 2012 16:46:45 9,635 posts
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    Save money on an iPad mini by wearing really big gloves while using your existing iPad
  • mrpon 17 Oct 2012 16:47:54 30,473 posts
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    A dinky smartcover would be cute. For my 2 yr old daughter.
  • silentbob 17 Oct 2012 17:00:41 29,224 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    It will confuse a lot of Joe public buyers I reckon, Apple smartphones have half the screen size but will most likely be double the cost. Especially since these tablets are rumoured to have 3GPP/2 (IMT-2000) funtionality. I can imagine they'd be asking why the latest Apple smartphone is 550 and this 7" 3G tablet 200/300
    What are you on about?
  • beastmaster 17 Oct 2012 17:03:24 12,893 posts
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    Will sell beyond the expectations of some expectant person who's very expatant indeed.
  • presh 17 Oct 2012 17:04:50 1,221 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    It will confuse a lot of Joe public buyers I reckon, Apple smartphones have half the screen size but will most likely be double the cost. Especially since these tablets are rumoured to have 3GPP/2 (IMT-2000) funtionality. I can imagine they'd be asking why the latest Apple smartphone is 550 and this 7" 3G tablet 200/300
    I thought the general consensus was that the iPad Mini (or whatever it'll be called) WON'T have 3G and just be WiFi?
  • Deleted user 17 October 2012 17:06:55
    Just daft to release a tablet without 3g capability so I hope not.
  • mrpon 17 Oct 2012 17:16:14 30,473 posts
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    Tethering
  • Deleted user 17 October 2012 17:20:41
    So they're going to release something that is too small for browsing (an too large for mobile version of sites), is worse than the kindle as an ereader, isn't much of a size increase over a touch/iPhone for watching videos, harder to type on than the iPad and might be wifi only?

    Sounds like a winner.
  • Kay 17 Oct 2012 17:25:54 18,211 posts
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    It will still sell in the millions, though.

    Seems like a pointless product to me, but then again I said the same about the original iPad.
  • presh 17 Oct 2012 17:33:39 1,221 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    So they're going to release something that is too small for browsing (an too large for mobile version of sites), is worse than the kindle as an ereader, isn't much of a size increase over a touch/iPhone for watching videos, harder to type on than the iPad and might be wifi only?

    Sounds like a winner.
    Except that, as there's no official information at all yet, all the above are guesses.
  • Deleted user 17 October 2012 17:34:51
    At least the iPad only had various types of laptops to compete with.

    I'm sure it'll sell well but I can't see any good reason that it should (ignoring the apple effect), unless its about 150.
  • Fab4 17 Oct 2012 17:36:55 6,666 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Just daft to release a tablet without 3g capability so I hope not.
    Th vast majority of ipads sold are wifi only.
  • Deleted user 17 October 2012 17:39:11
    presh wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    So they're going to release something that is too small for browsing (an too large for mobile version of sites), is worse than the kindle as an ereader, isn't much of a size increase over a touch/iPhone for watching videos, harder to type on than the iPad and might be wifi only?

    Sounds like a winner.
    Except that, as there's no official information at all yet, all the above are guesses.
    It being smaller and not e-ink aren't guesses, if the thing exists.
  • ElNuevo9 17 Oct 2012 17:40:32 13,898 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    So they're going to release something that is too small for browsing (an too large for mobile version of sites), is worse than the kindle as an ereader, isn't much of a size increase over a touch/iPhone for watching videos, harder to type on than the iPad and might be wifi only?

    Sounds like a winner.
    Erm, it's supposed to be 7 inch plus. The Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 have proved that there is clearly a market for this.

    Put an iPod Touch next to a Nexus 7 and you'll see you're talking bollocks about the size issue.
  • Deleted user 17 October 2012 17:46:54
    They've released sales figures for the nexus 7?

    And 2 inches more isn't that important in terms of any improvement in user experience.
  • Deleted user 17 October 2012 17:48:23
    @mrpon using my - on average - 4 inch screen phone to access the Internet on my 7 inch tablet is a bit excessive no?
  • mrpon 17 Oct 2012 18:36:27 30,473 posts
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    @mowgli I get your point, I just don't see the need for multiple 3G devices when you can utilise an existing gadget. What with network operators now offering unlimited data allowances etc.
  • CosmicFuzz 17 Oct 2012 18:42:16 28,581 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    And 2 inches more isn't that important in terms of any improvement in user experience.

    That isn't what your mum said last night....















    ...when I was using her iPad....













    ...also I had sex with your sister.
  • Deleted user 17 October 2012 18:51:50
    Shut up gay dog boy.
  • CosmicFuzz 17 Oct 2012 19:03:40 28,581 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Seems pretty expensive. Wouldn't it just be cheaper to get "CUNT" tattooed on your forehead and be done with it. Save you upgrading every year as well.
    /tuts

    /sips peppermint tea
  • beastmaster 17 Oct 2012 19:26:41 12,893 posts
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    The best cunt since cunt??
  • nickthegun 17 Oct 2012 19:39:24 63,943 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Shut up gay dog boy.
    The homosexual counterpart to bat child.
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