We've heard about the "iPad mini" before but we didn't see it yet. Soem New iPad mini reports arrived but this time from Chinese net portal, NetEase, who is reporting that the iPad Mini supply chain has been finalized with plans to launch 6 million units this year, according to Foxconn, the manufacture of Apple products.
As we have reported in the past, this little brother to the iPad is expected to retail between $249 and $300. Reports say that this device is being positioned as a "counter attack" to Windows 8 tablets that are expected to hit store shelves later this year.
The iPad mini is allegedly have a 7.85-inch screen with a 1024 x 768 resolution. If those reports are accurate, apps that were written for the original iPad and the iPad 2 should seamlessly run on the iPad mini.
According to thinkios source, Apple's iPad Mini will have a 7-inch screen, and will be 5.3-inch wide and 7.87-inch long. For the sake of comparison, the new iPad is 9.50-inches tall, 7.31-inches wide, and has a depth of 0.37-inches.
The new info is the size as the iPad Mini is shown to be just 0.29" (7.3mm) thin, almost as slender as the iPod touch, which will make it the slimmest slate on the market. It is also allegedly 5.3" (134.7mm) wide and 7.87" (200mm) tall.
Unlike Google's Nexus 7, the new iPad Mini will feature a rear camera as well as a front camera for Facetime. It is unknown at this point of time whether the device will have a 5-megapixel camera like the new iPad or will carry a VGA camera just like the iPod touch 4th generation and iPad 2.
Apple is expected to unveil a smaller version of the iPad called "iPad mini". Recent rumors suggest its going to be released by September,12th. iPad mini is expected to have a 7.85-inch screen with resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels (163ppi).
Here is some concept Photos from iMore shows the New iPadmini, this photos is the best concept photos that may be close to real deal. Notice the front facing camera is centered same as the iPhone 5 leaked panels. Enjoy the Photos until the official announcement f the iPad mini Next month.
AllThingsD is reporting that Apple will announce the iPad mini in October, according to several of their sources.
The launch event will take place only a month after the iPhone event, which is supposed to take place on September 12, although Apple is yet to confirm that.
The Apple iPad mini is still a rumor, but with more confirmation from high-positioned sources, this device must be exist. We now have a report from two Chinese securities companies saying the 7.85-inch tablet has already entered full-scale production.
Chinese manufacturer PegaTron is now said to also be making the iPad mini, so Foxconn is not the only plant that Apple relies on. PegaTron allegedly got 50% to 60% of the orders with the remainder left for Foxconn.
The latest ad for the Apple iPad mini is out and it includes the GarageBand app which turns the slate into a working keyboard. If the tune is familiar, it is "Heart and Soul" and the duet starts with the full-sized Apple iPad with the left hand followed by the right hand part played on an Apple iPad mini.
We've seen a lot of iPad Mini mock-ups, this video shows us the latest mcok-up that gather all the rumors in one body. The video also proves that for about $13, it is pretty easy to acquire one of these models.
It's somewhat surprising that there is a lack of legit-rumors about this upcoming device. There has been talk about an introduction sometime in October, but with that month nearly upon us, we have not heard or seen much about the new Mini. Anyway, The Video is below.
Today, Reuters confirmed in a report that Apple will apparently seek to upstage Microsoft Windows 8 surface tablet launch with an 23,October special event to announce the Apple iPad mini. Microsoft is expected to unveil its line of Microsoft Surface tablets on 26, October and Apple want to launch its mini tab first.
According to Reuters, Apple's tablet with the 7.85 inch screen will be priced to compete with the low priced 7 inch Android tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the 8GB model of the Google Nexus 7. Both of those slates are priced at $199.
Apple has just sent out Invitations to an event on October,23rd. The invitation card says "We've got a little more to show you"... Of course, we know its the iPad mini, a 7-inch version of the New iPad with the same retina display but lighter, thinner and smaller.
Also, rumors claim that Apple may be demonstrating a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display as well, to be the smaller version of the 16-inch MacBook Pro Retina that was released with the New iPad.
Apple already set a date for the iPad mini launch event, next Tuesday and the overwhelming proof is for a smaller, cheaper iPad to compete with Google Nexus 7 and kindle fire.
After the announcement subside on October 23, the Pre-order will start on Friday the October 26th, and, as usual Apple's launches go, shipping will start November 2nd, a week after the preorders start.
Apple has scheduled an event next week on October 23rd to announce the iPad mini, but it looks like this event will have much more than as Apple will update the current iPad model "New iPad" with a Newer one.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple will be releasing a slightly updated version of the existing iPad, which was released back in March. Although they don't have the details on the things that will be changed, the presence of the new Lightning connector is said to be the most likely new addition.
The main goal behind the Apple iPad mini which is coming on the Next week's Event, to compete with the $149 Google Nexus 7 and the $200 Kindle fire HD, both are a 7-inch best selling Android tablets.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, did some work and found that the 16GB Wi-Fi version of Apple's mini tablet costs $195 to build while the top of the line 64GB 4G LTE version costs Apple $254.50. Kuo expects Apple to start the pricing for the smaller tablet at $299 and up.
Consider that the Apple iPhone 5 generates gross margins of 213% to 257%. It must be partly the device itself as the gross margins on the third iteration of the Apple iPad weigh in at 58% to 103%. It is interesting that back in August, another analyst crunched the numbers and came up with the same $299 prediction for the price tag on the Apple iPad mini.
Apple is expected to introduce a smaller 7.85-inch iPad mini at the company's event on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean a newer iPad "iPad 4" isn't making its way towards production for release in the spring. We have received photos of what we're told is the 4th generation iPad's lightning dock connector and various New colors.
The photo compares the 4th generation iPad's dock to the iPad mini dock, and the connector looks to be a brand new design. This most likely signals that the 4th generation iPad will also feature a redesigned interior to accommodate different components. We were also told that this is not simply the refreshed lightning dock connector for the 3rd generation iPad.
Apple just published the New iPad mini promo video on its YouTube channel. The smaller 7.9-inch tablet pack the same chipset and screen resolution of the iPad 2, but adds a 5MP rear camera and the new Lightning port. The video tells more about those as well as the other cool bits of the compact tablet.
As you may know, Apple iPad mini event is just couple of hours away, Apple Fan boys is waiting for the New iPad mini and the iPad 4 announcement. Meanwhile, let's unwind with a bit of lighthearted humor before the big event begins.
Here's an animated music video that tells the story of the creation of the iPad mini with some Steve Jobs Epic Rap, and features a couple of surprising cameos.
For the first time ever, Apple is going to offer live streaming of its iPad mini event tonight. The company will let you become a part of the unveiling of its latest product through its web site or any Apple TV device.
Samsung was always streaming its unveiling events online since the launch of the Original Galaxy S. But this is a "First" for Apple. Head to the link below.
Apple has just revealed two New versions of the iPad, The iPad 4th Generation and the iPad mini. The iPad 4 has a New A6X chip same Retina display as the previous "New iPad" and the same design, Same battery life, Same Camera too. The only thing different is the A6X Quad-core chip with 2x more performance than the A5X.
The iPad mini has a n A5 ship and a 1024 x 764 screen resolution same as the iPad 2, but this time it has a 7.9" display instead of 9.7" with a smaller, lighter, thinner design than all the previous iPads.
The Apple iPad mini is now official. After the shockingly announcing of the iPad 4 and discontinue of the "New iPad", Many angry fans on twitter and facebook just bought the iPad 3 and only 6 months after, it gets canceled and replaced while the iPad 2 continues!
Now, as the excitement starts to slowly fade away let's take a look at all of its new features. Most of them aren't really new, The iPad mini have the same iPad 2 screen resolution (No Retina display!), the same A5 processor but with a smaller 7.9" screen, lighting connectivity, and a 5MP camera instead of 2MP from the iPad 2.
Apple iPad 4 brings Nothing New to the "New iPad" aka iPad 3, It has the same Retina display resolution, Same design, Same weight, Same Camera, Same size, Same Battery life.
The only different is the A6X chip (2x performance) and lighting connectivity. That's it! May be Apple is running out of ideas.
Conan O'Brien show (Team Coco) is exceptionally talented at poking fun at just about everything. Simply put, "you are just trying to fill a void in your sad life". That is what Conan described the Apple fanboys that will go to the Apple store and stand in lines just to buy the iPad mini. He mad a small funny song and put it on the iPad mini ad, Here is the lyrics. Video below.
Spend your money, spend your money,
Spend your money, spend your money,
You will buy
Anything that we put
Into the store
No matter how minute the
Are to the previous model
You're just trying to fill the empty void in your sad life
Those planning on purchasing the Apple iPad mini when it launches November 2nd will be happy to find out that the OEM's voice activated personal assistant Siri, will be supported by the byte-sized version of Apple's tablet. On the other hand, those with the Apple iPad 2 remain Siri-less. It could be a sign that Apple will use its second-gen tablet as a budget offering. If so, the Apple iPad 2 would probably remain in the Apple lineup until the next full sized model is released next year.
iPad mini has the same Specs s the iPad 2, Both run iOS 6 too. Why Apple make siri Available on the Mini but not on the 2nd Generation iPad ? is it a marketing Strategy ?
You have to feel for owners of the Apple iPad 2. No Retina display, a slower processor and no Siri. Will those with the Apple iPad 2 finally give up and buy one of the iPad mini ? We Hope Apple have answers for this.
As Apple released New products, it has to price down the older models and set the prices of the New products to get in the company's market share. Here is the full prices list of the New iPad mini, iPad 4 and the old iPad 2, If you didn't Notice yet, iPad 4 replaced the New iPad as Apple stoped manufacturing any New iPad units.
Those wishing to get an iPad mini or iPad 4 with cellular data will have to wait until "late November", although Apple said they would be released two weeks after the Wi-Fi only models placing the launch date on 16 November.
Conan O'Brien has been known for his funny videos, poking non-offensive fun at Apple's products and the people that use them.
His latest one is a parody promo ad of the iPad mini and things somehow got to the iPad Mini Mega, the iPad Mini Mega Micro and finally the iPad Mini Mega Micro Max. Watch the Video below!
Even if Apple & Samsung has major legal issues all over the world, Samsung still supplying Apple as a part of a contract between the two companies. The iPad 4 (4th generation) A6X chip with dual-core CPU and a quad-core GPU was designed by Apple but Manufactured by Samsung Electronics, as it's currently the leading company in manufacturing components and parts.
Samsung used the 32nm technology to manufacture the A6X chip, same technology used on the Exynos 5 chips.
In other Hand, according to the latest information from suppliers, Apple iPad mini 7.9" display panels is manufactured by LG and AU, as Apple ordered its panels from them instead of Samsung.
Apple's latest LTE iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad are now in stock at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. While Apple has remained tight-lipped about the exact release date of the iPad mini with cellular data, now there is no need to guess anymore.
Prices also vary depending on how you buy the device. If you pick the option to pay on a month-to-month basis for say the LTE iPad mini, prices start from $459, while AT&T offers 2-year contracts with a subsidy bringing down the starting price to $359.99.
Apple has just pushed the iOS 6.0.2 update for the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. The Update has only one purpose, addressing the WiFi bug that many users has reported before and the iOS 6.0.1 update failed to resolve it.
The 6.0.2 update is available only for iPhone 5 and iPad mini devices, as these are the devices that affected with the bug. Many users is reporting that this update fixed their WiFi. If you were facing this issue on your iOS device, then you should install the update immediately.