Apple announces 8-inch iPad Mini

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The iPad mini has just been launched by Apple. Apple's Phil Schiller explains that this "isn't just a shrunken-down iPad, it's an entirely new design." The 7.9-inch iPad mini has a 1024 x 768 resolution, like the earlier-generation 9.7-inch iPad models, but is encased in an all-new 7.2mm-thick aluminum shell.

    Apple announces 8-inch iPad Mini
     
  2. EspHack

    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    7.9 vs 9.7 how much of a difference does it make?
     
  3. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    I'm in the market for a tablet at the moment. So many choices!
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Go ask your girlfriend ...

    ... BOOM and everybody claps and laughs, thank you thank you :nerd:
     

  5. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    LOL, just got owned by the admin xD.

    deltatux
     
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    Not bad at all! It's too small for me but I'm sure a lot of people would like the smaller version! Hope the iPad "4" or new-new iPad would be lighter .. it's my only complaint with the current model.
     
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    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    Just woow Hilbert, I literally was laughing out loud so hard. At my work and all my freinds this would have been the thats what she said joke. Well done mate.
     
  8. Vtech

    Vtech Member Guru

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    The price Phill, the price "god damn it", does the price don't deserve to be compared?
     
  9. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    smh at apple. The N7 is better and more than 100 bucks cheaper. "We are innovating" my ass.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. EspHack

    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    hahaha not bad not bad :p
     

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    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    It is only $80 cheaper and has a bigger screen, albeit a lower res.

    Still too expensive though, but if Apple products weren't overpriced then less people would buy Android tablets, so it's good to have more choice in the market.
     
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    UZ7 Ancient Guru

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    Was never a fan of 4:3 res :p and with $80 you can buy another SSD!

    Then again I have a 256GB coming this week :D
     
  13. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    No competition for the Nexus 7, ignoring all the usual Apple downsides, that price, and the poor screen res, no way.
     
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    Lane Ancient Guru

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    ( oups my bad forget my comment about price, a little error on storage size )
     
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  15. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    The screen res should of beenm somewhere between the Nexus7 and the 9.7inch iPad.

    It's not that much smaller a screen as well, but only has 25% of the resolution of its bigger brother.
    I really like the normal iPad and think it's the best tablet out at the moment, but i don't like this at all.
     

  16. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    I think Apple should have released the iPad Mini with a resolution of at least 1280x800 personally as that 4:3 display is going to be awful for watching movies on, most of which are widescreen. Also browsing is much nicer on widescreens as it gives you more viewable space to the left and right. The iPad Mini isn't even technically HD (neither is the iPhone 5 for that matter). 4:3 displays are so 1998 IMO.

    I'm not impressed at all. Like all Apple products, they look nice and are well-designed but always overpriced and not necessarily better than cheaper options on the market. It'll still sell millions though, I'm sure.
     
  17. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    ...... 1024x768? Lolwut? Is this real life?
     
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    The iPad Mini has the same resolution than the iPad 2. This will make all iPad 2 apps compatible right away. For all the Joe Blow out there having iTune apps this is far more important than a slightly better resolution on such a small display.

    This is actually a good move imo.
     
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    The iPad Mini is definately too much expensive. But that's Apple ...
     

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