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Apple to unveil iPad Mini today

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Oct 2012 8:25 User comments (4)

Apple to unveil iPad Mini today Apple to target Kindle Fire, Nexus 7.
The iPad-maker will host a press event in a few hours time which is widely anticipated to the be the unveiling of a new smaller iPad. A source told THG that Apple will only unveil the iPad Mini today, and not other potential revelations that have been speculated, such as a beefed up iPad 3 or Retina Display-touting MacBook Pro.

Apple has looked on as Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, and Google's Nexus 7 served as a proof of concept - consumers are interested in small form factor tablets. The iPad line has been enormously lucrative for the company, clearly 84 million devices sold since the first iPad launch in 2010. The next iteration of the iPad is expected in Spring next year.

Right now, Apple hopes to provide Amazon and Google with a serious competitor for tablets in the ~7-inch range.

The launch is another test for Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is attempting to fill the shoes of Steve Jobs, who passed away just over a year ago. While this move seems like a no-brainer, there are some slight worries that Apple might end up offering a new smaller iPad to the detriment of its larger ~10-inch iPads. Will Apple customers decide to get a new iPad Mini instead of a fourth generation iPad next year?

Time will tell, but until then it will be interesting to see what an iPad Mini on the market will mean for Amazon and Google.

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4 user comments

123.10.2012 8:41

Why don't Apple do me a favour and P*** off!. I'm sick of that company and their shear greed.


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223.10.2012 8:45

Originally posted by Dragon3000:
Why don't Apple do me a favour and P*** off!. I'm sick of that company and their shear greed.
Would it not easier for you to simply not read articles about Apple. Seems like that would be less stress for you.

323.10.2012 10:14

^^^^^+1 agree.

It will not deter the people wanting the latest and greatest of apple anything. The mini, from what I can surmise will not have the fancy display, and will be a disappointment for those apple faithful.

More than likely sales will be good, because now more people can have an ipad.

Flame suit on now. I'm neither an advocate nor a detractor of apple anything. If people buy enough of it, good for the marketing team.

423.10.2012 13:46

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Will Apple customers decide to get a new iPad Mini instead of a fourth generation iPad next year?
Ha! No...

I'll be able to unload my iPad 3 on FleaBay for a good portion of the cost of a version 4. No way I'm going to downgrade but I could see this tying in anyone that wants a tablet, already owns an iPhone (part of Apple's ecosystem) and can't/won't pay the premium for the existing iPads.

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