While it may be Apple's newest object of affection, iPad mini is a far cry from being a tablet that can be considered to boast the features of the latest-and-greatest in such a competitively over-saturated market. Ironically, iPad mini misses quite of a few of the marks that its 9.7" counterpart set itself and manages to surpass. While iPad for the most part makes other tablet efforts look embarrassing, iPad mini starts behind the race of the oft-desired features that makes a tablet cutting-edge; even breaking some trends that Apple had kick-started.
Just moments ago, Apple has unveiled the iPad's smaller, thinner brother (or cousin, we would even venture as far as sister) in the form of iPad mini. iPad mini seems to strike the right chords with its size, battery life, performance, and price for a tablet of this form factor.
Absolutely looking forward to hearing each and every detail from Apple's event today about the iPad mini, Mac lineup refreshes, and the prospect of a possibly-refreshed 9.7" iPad? Watch it being unveiled for the first time (officially, that is) straight from Apple CEO Tim Cook and the recognizably-enthusiastic Apple crew today at 10am PST/1pm EST. Head after the break to find out how the event can be streamed live as it happens on Mac, iOS, PC, and Apple TV.
Rare is that an iPhone or iPad user has ever looked back at the stylus and thought that it could be of beneficial use to supplement the multi-touch interface of gestures and swipes. Perhaps that may ring true, although that does not mean that a stylus cannot add to the experience. Well, for the right user that is. BoxWave makes its own stride with a new stylus that has the claim to fame of a unique mesh tip, but is it enough to compel you to pick up the EverTouch stylus? Read on for our very complete thoughts on what a stylus can and cannot add in the touchscreen era.
Representing a likely-to-pan-out value, reports have begun pinning the iPad mini’s starting price at $329. For its 7.95″ glory, this is a price point that will fit it nicely in the market of budget tablets. We have the full rumored pricing breakdown after the break, so join us to see how much (or little) iPad mini will break the bank.
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As the iPad mini announcement inches closer, we do believe the design of the invitation has a significance beyond alluding to a "little" tablet. If our hunches are right, Apple is planning to offer another product lineup that will give users options to personalize their iPad mini much more so than the current iPad. What exactly do we mean?
With tensions running high over exactly what Apple may announce at its event scheduled for Tuesday, buyers are curious exactly when they will be able to order before the holiday masses. Clear your calendar, we are are hearing that iPad mini will be released on Friday, November 2. Apple typically
During an announcement event centering around the new, 7.85" iPad mini, Apple may spring another surprise on us with the introduction of a revised, fourth-generation standard 9.7" iPad. The refreshed iPad would boast features that bring it in-line with Apple's latest technologies, including a further-improved display. Admittedly, it would make sense for Apple to share iPad mini's spotlight with its trend-setting precursor.
Not one to disappoint as a product launch is leaked over and over, Apple has begun sending out invitations for next week's iPad mini announcement. The oddly-psychedelic invitation hints at what's in store with the tagline "We've got a little more to show you." Confirming our iPad mini suspicions, we will undoubtedly find out more about the new tablet on Tuesday... for now, join us after the break for a preview of the event.