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Rumor: Apple to release 'iPad Mini' next year to compete with Kindle Fire

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2011 11:51 User comments (9)

Rumor: Apple to release 'iPad Mini' next year to compete with Kindle Fire The latest rumor circulating today is that Apple will begin developing an 'iPad Mini' for release next year.
Apple's new tablet will compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire and its $200 price tag.

The report comes from Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White (via AI) who says during his tour of China and Taiwan and meeting with component suppliers there have been discussions of Apple's upcoming lower-priced entry to the tablet market.

White says the device will launch in the first months of 2012, a few months after Amazon's November launch date for the Kindle Fire.

Says the analyst:

We believe this lower priced iPad could be priced in the mid-to-high-$200 range. We expect this will be followed by a much more powerful, feature rich standard-priced iPad 3 in (the second quarter of 2012).

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9 user comments

112.10.2011 14:28

Please, Crapple guys, make it a 7" tab and prepare to be sued by everyone.


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

212.10.2011 15:01

Doesn't make sense. They publicly said a 7" tablet is not worth manufacturing, and besides...the Kindle is more of an ebook reader, the iPad aims to be a portable computer...


DS Warrior ! ! !

312.10.2011 19:02

Originally posted by dali:
Please, Crapple guys, make it a 7" tab and prepare to be sued by everyone.
Agreed. After all their crying over people copying their designs.

412.10.2011 19:39

6.9" and 8gb of ram, call it a day. Hypocrisy for sure, ironic to me is some way though.

513.10.2011 0:02

They already make an iPad mini, it is called the iPod touch.



613.10.2011 8:05
xb132
Unverified new user

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They already make an iPad mini, it is called the iPod touch.
good god i was waiting for someone to say this. me and a friend have been saying this for years... yet if this ipad mini is true, fools will still by it

713.10.2011 8:06

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They already make an iPad mini, it is called the iPod touch.
good god i was waiting for someone to say this... me and a friend have been saying it for years and yet if this is true, fools will still buy it... (-_-)

819.10.2011 16:09
bossadude
Unverified new user

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They already make an iPad mini, it is called the iPod touch.
Great point. I have one and love it. It's the reason I didn't opt for the ipad or it's successors, but have already pre-ordered the Kindle Fire.

924.10.2011 19:27

If this rumor is true, it will be interesting to see how Amazon responds to this. Would they come up with something to compete with the iPad??

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