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The king of tablets continues its reign

The "iPad train" continues to roll over the competition and bring in massive profits for Apple. Apple announced the fourth generation iPad and the new iPad mini two weeks ago, and both officially launched on Friday.
Today, Apple announced that it sold three million Wi-Fi only fourth generation iPads and iPad minis during the first three days of availability. This is double the figure of the 1.5 million third generation iPads with Wi-Fi that were sold during its launch weekend in March. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't break down the sales mix between the two devices, but we'd assume that the cheaper iPad mini made up the bulk of the sales.
Apple is only talking about Wi-Fi versions of the fourth generation iPad and iPad mini because the LTE version of those tablets won’t ship until mid-November.

“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We're working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.”
For those who need a refresher, the iPad mini starts at $329 (16GB), includes an A5 processor, and a 7.9" display with a resolution of 1024x768. The fourth generation iPad looks exactly like its third generation predecessor, but includes a faster A6X processor and a new HD camera for FaceTime.

Source: Apple

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look at how he is holding the small one
By Granseth on 11/5/2012 12:20:21 PM , Rating: 3
Isn't that a problem that you can't have a good grip on Ipad mini without touching the screen?
I haven't noticed it before looking at how awkward he is griping the one in the thumbnail-picture for the video.

By ShaolinSoccer on 11/5/2012 12:58:37 PM , Rating: 2
ya, I agree. they should've made the border equal all the way around.

RE: look at how he is holding the small one
By Shadowself on 11/5/2012 1:46:31 PM , Rating: 2
Apple modified their iOS so that if your thumb touches the screen from the side by a moderate amount it ignores that and only registers touch input from the rest of the screen. This has been documented as working fairly well in reviews/tests on a few other websites. Thus this does not seem to be an issue.

My problem with the iPad mini is its price. For what you get, personally, I believe it's about $30 or so overpriced.

By Granseth on 11/5/2012 2:00:36 PM , Rating: 2
That would be a good thing, It just looked so awkward in the video.

And agree that the price is a bit high, and as I've said before, it has to small amount of RAM. I've got it's bigger brother, Ipad2, and since the specs are the same, the problems will be the same. And I've got a big problem with loosing text at web pages when I write something and switches between several sources, and even some apps have started to complain about to little memory. It makes me feel that the Ipad 2 is at it's end of life, and then they releases an exact copy thats been through a hot cycle in the washing machine.

By sdsdv10 on 11/5/2012 4:20:24 PM , Rating: 2
My problem with the iPad mini is its price. For what you get, personally, I believe it's about $30 or so overpriced.

Uh, don't you mean $ 130 overpriced? Just saying...

By Helbore on 11/5/2012 5:44:14 PM , Rating: 2
That doesn't help with part of the visible screen being obscured.

Sure, it helps with unwanted input, but who wants to view a webpage (or anything, for that matter) where their thumb is partially obscuring the display? To my mind, that's a rather bad design flaw.

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