News tagged ‘iPad Mini’
Yesterday Apple hold a fourth quarter earnings call where CEO Tim Cook explained the company's pricing philosophy for the iPad mini.
When we set out to build it, we didn't set out to build a small, cheap tablet. We set out to build a smaller iPad that offered the full iPad experience. The difference between us and the competition is profound. 35% larger screen than 7" tablets. 2 great cameras. Fastest communications with dual bank Wi-Fi. Fit and finish of our precision enclosure is breathtaking when held in your hands. That's what we've done, the iPad mini has higher costs and gross margin is significantly below our corporate average. Height of the cost curve, but we want to make a large number and we're going to work to try to get down the cost curve and get more efficient with manufacturing as we've done with our other products.
The new iPad mini is compatible with Apple's Siri voice recognizing assistant, however the iPad 2 still won't be able to access the feature. It seems that Siri will never make it to the iPad 2, as the tablet was only mentioned in passing in a brief a comparison to the new iPad mini. It is unclear why Apple decided to once again pass over the iPad 2, though it could mean that Apple may axe the product from the tablet line as it is more expensive and less capable than its newly-released sibling. Moreover, the mini-model of the iPad has the same screen resolution as the 9.7-inch iPad 2's.
What's the difference between iPad Mini and iPad 2 and iPad 4? Let's take a look at the full spec comparison made by Apple:
Yesterday Apple introduced the new iPad mini which has the same resolution as iPad 2 in a smaller 7.9 inch form factor that's two thirds the price of the latest iPad. But last year, it was more likely that Apple would make the iPod touch larger than reducing the size of the iPad. Apple went far further and did both, expanding the Retina Display iPod touch (along with iPhone 5), and scaling the iPad down.
This effectively gives Apple two very different new devices with nearly the same pixel count and very similar prices: the 4 inch iPod touch ($299/32GB and $399/64GB) and 7.9 inch iPad mini (16GB/$329; 32GB/$429; 64GB/$529; each with a 4G LTE cellular option for $130 more).
With the iPad mini’s pricing starting at $329, some people were disappointed that Apple was unable or unwilling to release the tablet at approximately $249. With rival 7-inch tablets selling at about $199, some observers believe that Apple left too big pricing gap for potential tablet buyers.
If you dont have an hour and twelve minutes to watch full Apple’s iPad mini keynote, here is a short version which is less than 4 minutes:
Apple has posted video of the October 23rd special event at which it announced the iPad mini, iPad 4, 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, updated iMacs, and refreshed Mac minis.
You can watch it
Here are first iPad Mini hands-on videos:
Here are some more photos of the new iPad Mini:
Here are first 16 photos of real iPad Mini from our colleagues:
Today Apple Senior Vice President Philip Schiller announced the new iPad mini.
iPad Mini is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than iPad 3. It is just 7.2mm thin, and weights 0.68 pounds. The new iPad mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, A5 CPU, FaceTime HD and 5MP iSight cameras, 10 hours of battery life, fast 802.11n 150 Mbps Wifi and worldwide LTE. iPad mini features the same number of pixels (1024 x 768) as the original iPad and iPad 2, so it is possible to run and use all 270000 apps designed specifically for iPad. The best part is that you can hold in one hand.
The iPad Mini price starts from $329 for 16GB Wifi model up tp $659 for 64Gb WiFi+3G/4G:
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Apple will host a media event scheduled for October 23rd. Apple is expected to show us the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini, new iMac, new 13-inch Retina MacBook and new Mac Mini.
October 23 at 10:00 am PT Apple will introduce new devices. We expect the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini, new iMac, new 13-inch Retina MacBook and new Mac Mini.
Live coverage begins Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30 am PT.
Apple officially has revealed that it will be live streaming its October 23rd special event.
Watch a live video stream of the special event online or via Apple TV starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
You can watch the stream at the link below!