Latest Rumors on the iPad Mini
Although the late Steve Jobs had rejected the idea of the “iPad Mini”, recent reports claimed that Apple has been working on prototypes of tablets with smaller displays for some time and the release of the iPad Mini is now already the question of when, not if. Analysts believe that the company has been contemplating on the idea of a smaller version of the iPad since 2009. In the highly competitive market, where many people are choosing affordable 7” tablets, an iPad Mini strategically makes sense. If properly priced, the iPad Mini can be competitors’ worst nightmare. The new iPad boasts a 9.7” Retina display with 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, which proves to be a significant factor for its success
The Amazon Kindle Fire is now sold at a modest price of $199 and Google is likely to release its own version of 7” tablet, which will be priced at $250. On April 22, The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.) will be released, which will cost $250, it can work as universal remote with the integrated IR blaster Rumors surrounding the device suggest that it may have a 7.86” display with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution , which means it won’t have Retina display technology. Meanwhile, Consumer Reports released table rating chart, which revealed that the new iPad beats the likes of Toshiba Excite 10LE and Galaxy Tab 7.7.
The release of the iPad Mini may defies Stave Job’s wish, but the tablet space has changed somewhat; Amazon sold 5.5 millions Kindle Fire in Q4 2012 alone, Google is planning a low-cost 7” tablet and Microsoft has partnered with Lenovo and Asus to release affordable Windows 8 tablets.