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Apple looks to tackle all of the latest low-cost tablets entering the market

It's 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.

 
According to Apple Insider, 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 Amazon, and Barnes and Noble offer tablets with higher resolutions screens.

iPad Mini rendering [Image Source: Martin Hajek]

Sources: The Loop, Apple Insider, Mac Rumors



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RE: Interesting
By Tony Swash on 10/16/2012 3:05:28 PM , Rating: 1
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I am really wondering if Apple can adopt even more users with this strategy or if they cut into their sales of the Ipad 3.


Apple have shown before a willingness to be the one that disrupts their own business rather than waiting for someone else to do it. The iPhone disrupted their iPod business (which at the time was well over 50% of the company) and the iPad disrupts their laptop business. Apple have lost iPod sales because of the iPhone and lost laptop sales because of the iPad but as long as the customer is switching to another Apple product then they laughing all the way to the bank.

The company currently working on designing the iPhone and iPad killer is Apple.


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