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Apple to launch iPad mini in third-quarter of 2012?

Apple plans to launch a smaller version of the iPad in the third-quarter of this year, according to a new report. Citing Chinese-language NetEase, Kotaku reports that the device will cost anywhere from $249-$299 and that there will be six million units ready for the launch. Based on prior reports, this smaller iPad would feature a screen roughly seven inches in size—7.85 inches has been specifically mentioned—and would target the smaller tablet market, which includes devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire. According to the report, both Foxconn and Pegatron will be involved in making the device.

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Isn’t an iPad Mini a iPhone?

Posted by Charles Starrett on April 17, 2012 at 2:47 AM (CDT)

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@1: Trolling or just that ignorant? The shortest version is that all of the built in aps are iPad specific with, usually, better UI and features (but not always, e.g. the Music app is worse for the iPad).

Given the lack of touch support for apps from Apple’s end and the growing developer support for the iPad over even the iPhone, if this thing is competent hardware wise, I’m there. The normal iPad is too big to be portable from my p.o.v., but my Kindle goes everywhere with me, so an iPad with that kind of footprint would be ideal. Just migrate all my apps to the mini-iPad and then my touch magically becomes perfectly competent as a media player until the batter fails instead of this love-hate device I have now.

Posted by Charles Starrett on April 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM (CDT)

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