Posts tagged with: iPad Mini

Apple's iPad mini is the company's first iPad tablet to deviate from the 9.7-inch screen size. The tablet is essentially a scaled-down iPad 2, featuring the same dual-core A5 SoC and the iPad 2's 1024 x 768 screen resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. The iPad mini is priced starting at $329 for the 16GB WiFi-only model.

  • by | November 18, 2013 7:01 AM

    Apple's latest addition to its tablet lineup as released earlier this week, the highly anticipated iPad mini with Retina Display. Last year's miniature tablet from Apple was a success, yet it was perceived by many to be a compromise – both in performance and display quality. Apple reacted by upgrading the internals and, more importantly, the display. All the while, it managed to maintain approximately the same size, and utilized the same, much loved design. Of course, an upgrade this large warranted a price increase. While the old iPad mini only dropped $30 (rather than the expected $100 ...

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  • by | November 12, 2013 6:31 PM

    Last month, alongside the iPad Air announcement, Apple also announced the iPad mini with Retina Display. Unlike the original mini, this new model comes with practically all the same specs as its larger sibling: the A7, 1GB RAM, and, of course, the Retina Display. This time around, instead of keeping the same pricing scale, Apple dropped the price of last year's model by only $30 and bumped the base price of the current iPad mini lineup by $70, making the base price of the new iPad mini $399. Is this mini iPad worth the extra cash? Should you just splurge a bit to get the full-sized iPad ...

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  • by | October 25, 2013 8:57 AM

    Apple's announcements of their new iPad line-up came with the surprise that the first-generation iPad mini was going to remain onboard for another year. It's not really a bad tablet, but one that's simply not competitive when compared to devices like the new Nexus 7. Still, this is the most affordable iPad to get right now, and if you're interested in getting some new color on it, it seems that it's out early. The new iPad Air and the changes to the iPad mini were supposed to be launched until November 1st, and yet the iPad mini in the new Space Grey is reportedly already reaching retail ...

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  • by | October 22, 2013 8:00 PM

    When Steve Jobs announced the iPad in 2010, I do remember that he never really used the phrase “Apple is re-inventing the tablet” as he did when the company launched the iPhone. Still, Apple’s bet in actually focusing on portability and affordability to make this tablet a mainstream product, and not a niche and expensive one, like Microsoft had, was a bold bet all together. We all panned the iPad when it was announced. I remember that it took me a full 11 months to decide to buy one, simply because I found no reason to buy a big smartphone. I kept repeating to myself that I didn’t ...

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  • by | October 22, 2013 5:26 PM

    We all can agree that the iPad mini probably never should have existed without a Retina Display. For many, it was a step backwards for Apple, and something Apple once said it would never do. In fact, calling 7-inch tablets dead on arrival, Steve Jobs, elaborated: "While one could increase the resolution to make up some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size. Apple has done extensive user testing on touch interfaces over many years, and we really understand this ...

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  • by | October 21, 2013 3:34 PM

    It's amazing how, a little over three years ago, nobody cared about tablets. They had existed for almost 8 years, and still, they were either too pricey, or simply not powerful enough to justify their purchase. Fast-forward to today, and it's amazing that all it would take was to bloat a smartphone to make people want them. Still, there's no denying that the market exists, it's huge, and Apple still dominates it. Tomorrow we expect more iPads to be announced, and unless Apple hasn't caught up with the recent reviews of Google's Nexus 7, there's a lot of great competition to worry about. ...

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  • by | October 17, 2013 10:49 AM

    We've seen the leaked hardware, we've watched Apple distribute event invitations: everything seemed to be coming together nicely for the launch of some new iOS tablets. We'd been expecting a new iPad 5 with updated processor, and an iPad mini 2 not just getting some new silicon, but a higher-res Retina display in the process. But then a series of old rumors returned, and we got to talking about the possibility that the new iPad mini would not be seeing that kind of screen upgrade. We've yet to get hard-and-fast confirmation, but the latest pic from an in-person run-in with this hardware ...

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  • by | September 29, 2013 9:00 PM

    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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  • by | September 18, 2013 1:06 PM

    iOS 7 is live, and, as we've recently learned from our poll, most users can't wait to experience Apple's latest and greatest. However, first, you have to own a compatible device. The list includes the iPhone 4 and 4S (partially), as well as the iPhone 5 (full support) -- in addition to the 5C and 5S that will have iOS 7 installed out-of-the-box. Tablet compatibility includes iPad 2 and 3 (partially), as well as the iPad 4 (full support), in addition to the iPad mini. Second, as usual with major Apple software updates, you'll have to have a lot of patience. Everyone will be slamming the ...

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  • by | September 13, 2013 3:04 PM

    This time last year, Apple fans had just heard the company announce the iPhone 5, just like we saw the iPhone 5S and 5C go official for themselves earlier this week. Back then, Jimmy Kimmel wanted to have a little fun with people who might not have been paying that much attention to the announcement, and set out a film crew to try convincing people on the street that the old iPhone 4S was actually the new iPhone 5. Suffice it to say, plenty of folks seemed pretty oblivious. Now Kimmel's back at his old tricks, trying to see if he can once again pull one over on some unsuspecting people. ...

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  • by | September 11, 2013 4:16 AM

    The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C weren't the only Apple news yesterday; the Cupertino-based company shared iOS 7 details, announcing that the new OS will be available to download and install as of September 18, next Wednesday. However, the Gold Master version of the platform is now available to download. GM editions are usually the exact same bits that get shipped on iPhones; we can consider them more or less final versions. The iOS 7 Gold Master is available now, given if you are a developer to download and test it, a week before the official release. For version number fans out there, we're ...

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  • by | August 28, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's "camera lens" alternatives and their insane price tag. We later talk about the HTC One Max and some possible options for fingerprint scanning technology. Microsoft is up next as new reports talk about a merger between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. Then we go through a batch of Apple rumors that include the iWatch and even a possible iPad launch on September 10th. We end today's show talking about the LTE Nexus 7 reaching Europe, aside from the recent price drop to just $199 of the Nexus 4. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | August 16, 2013 2:41 AM

    Beta 5 of iOS 7 landed on August 6 and yesterday we've heard some interesting bits of information claiming to predict the public release date of the final build to grace Apple's upcoming iPhone, as well as some older models of the phone, alongside Apple tablets. Beta 6 is available to download as an over-the-air patch which is fixing a lot of bugs and brings some additional fine-tuning to the platform. There's a rather long changelog at the source link below, in case you want to know exactly what Apple tinkered with in this release. The Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil its ...

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  • by | August 15, 2013 6:11 PM

    There are certain market decisions that just make sense. If a product is too expensive, then you either lower its price to make it more affordable, or you launch a parallel product that can fit the needs of the less-demanding consumers. Still, there are companies that defy this mentality and have succeeded in their endeavor. One of the most common examples is the automobile industry. On one hand, you have companies like Toyota, which build products for every market demographic. It makes sense to offer everything people need, so that everyone's particular needs are satisfied. Entry-level ...

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  • by | August 6, 2013 10:19 AM

    Is it too soon to start getting worried about Apple? Sure, the company has more money than some small governments, and despite the inroads Android has been making upon the mobile scene, there's probably no group more loyal to an electronics manufacturer than Apple's fanbase. That seemingly solid foundation aside, I've been left scratching my head when it comes to some of what we've been hearing about upcoming Apple hardware, and I've really been wondering if Apple's lost sight a bit of the sort devices it needs to keep its brand relevant. Most recently, that's been most true when it comes ...

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