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.
This should come as no surprise that those that have carefully peered through the fifth-generation iPod touch's specification sheet, although it still does decidedly come as an over-the-shoulder shock and a reminder of just how different Apple's iOS devices are for buyers that are looking for a full iPhone 5 replacement. Benchmarks for the newest iPod touch reveal just how much it contrasts with the iPhone 5, retaining a spot as its cheaper alternative.
In the days since the iPad's announcement, there's been no end to the number of questions about what it can do and how it works. One of the questions I had was how many icons would fit in the iPad's dock. Most of the demos and screen shots show four icons, but surely with all that extra screen real estate it should be able to fit more. As it turns out, the iPad actually allows up to six icons in the dock, a whopping two more than the iPhone.
It's not much, but it's progress!
We all want Apple's new tablet to arrive, hopefully sooner rather than later. Adding to the gossip chain, an industry source who has seen the operating system behind the device (though not the device) said that "the UI has a good bit of new sexy to it," implying that the tablet OS may in fact be different from the iPhone OS.