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Bloomberg: The iPad Mini is Coming

Bloomberg: The iPad Mini is Coming

Posted July 3, 2012 at 11:39pm by iClarified
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple will indeed release a smaller cheaper iPad by year-end.

The new model will have a screen that's 7 inches to 8 inches diagonally, less than the current 9.7-inch version, said the people, who asked not to be identified because Apple hasn't made its plans public. The product, which Apple may announce by October, won't have the high-definition screen featured on the iPad that was released in March, one of the people said.

Earlier today another report from China said Apple is working on an iPad mini that will cost $249-299 and feature a 7.85-inch Sharp IGZO display panel.


With Google's recent announcement of the Nexus 7 tablet, many believe Apple may be more likely to release smaller iPad to protect its market share.

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Bloomberg: The iPad Mini is Coming
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King
King - July 5, 2012 at 3:26am
I take my iPad everywhere I go, and I'm happy that it has a big screen. I see no reason of apple releasing a smaller version of iPad
Lolhaha
Lolhaha - July 4, 2012 at 12:05pm
Lol haha you wont see it coming. If apple produce 7' ipad it will affect ipod touch sales.
justabrake
justabrake - July 4, 2012 at 11:53am
It's the only thing to do because if you walk in parks in NYC you'll only see people with featherweight ereaders and you won't find an iPad out there because there too big and heavy for people to lug around Apple needs a smaller and lighter iPad
Reader
Reader - July 4, 2012 at 11:44am
If you want to make that story believable, show at least a correctly scaled picture of the iPad mini. You should know that the app icons don't become smaller just because the device is smaller!
amiridwan
amiridwan - July 4, 2012 at 11:05am
Apple won't release any mini iPads. Trust me.
OH YEA!!!
OH YEA!!! - July 4, 2012 at 7:11pm
Apple already did release an iPad mini long time ago..called the iPod Touch...DUHHH!!
f1982
f1982 - July 4, 2012 at 6:14am
What would make more sense is to leave the iPad alone. There already I an iPad mini- it called an iPod touch. But because it is designed for games and videos etc the 3.5" screen is way too small for its use. it would make much more sense to make an iPod touch max with a 5-7 inch screen or similar.
Jay
Jay - July 4, 2012 at 12:17am
I want it in HD! :(
NoGoodNick
NoGoodNick - July 4, 2012 at 2:49am
Not me. While I've got an iPhone 4S, and iPad 2 & a new iPad, I see absolutely no reason to get a limited 7" version, especially if it's low-res. This is Apple chasing Amazon to the bottom of the profitability pile.
justabrake
justabrake - July 4, 2012 at 11:59am
Exactly That's where the money $$$ is people want readers to carry around that are light and a little smaller Nobody brings iPads to parks..... They want one hand readers.
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