Quick Note: Apple iPad mini Event Confirmed for October 23
October 16, 2012 12:02 PM
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Apple looks to tackle all of the latest low-cost tablets entering the market
no secret that Apple is set to lower the price of entry for the iPad
with the introduction of the
new iPad mini
. Well, the company today confirmed that it has "a little more to show you" next Tuesday.
The iPad mini is expected to feature a 7.85" display with a rather lackluster screen resolution of 1024x768. This screen resolution is the same as the original iPad and the iPad 2, but well below the 2048x1536 of the "New iPad". By sticking with 1024x768, Apple is ensuring that the iPad mini will be compatible with the full library of iPad apps without creating additional fragmentation.
, there are 24 different configurations for the iPad mini (two colors, Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + LTE, two carriers, and three different storage capacities).
Not much else is known about the iPad mini, but we can expect front- and rear-facing cameras, a
Lightning dock connector
, and a much lighter device overall compared to the hefty 1.44 pound New iPad. The battery capacity for the iPad mini is reportedly 16.7 watt-hours. This compares to 5.45, 24, and 42.5 watt-hours for the iPhone 5, iPad 2, and New iPad respectively.
There is little doubt that Apple is likely to have another hit on its hands with the iPad mini, as its customers are a very loyal bunch. This is despite that fact that companies like
Barnes and Noble
offer tablets with higher resolutions screens.
iPad Mini rendering [Image Source: Martin Hajek]
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18 options, not 24
10/16/2012 1:45:51 PM
Your number of options are off, there are 18.
You don't multiple by the number of carriers, instead it would be 2 colors, time 3 bands (wifi, carrier A, carrier V), times 3 storage sizes = 18 configurations.
It's not like you can a wifi only tablet for one of the two carriers.
RE: 18 options, not 24
10/16/2012 2:03:30 PM
The iPad 3 models for AT&T and Verizon are physically different from each other, supporting different cellular bands.
RE: 18 options, not 24
10/16/2012 2:15:10 PM
It was my mistake... there are four different storage capacities, not three. I've updated the article.
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