Seven key facts about the iPad mini
Apple sent out invitations to the presentation of October 23, not saying specifically what will. But no one doubts that we are talking about the iPad mini. What is this device?
Tuesday evening, Apple sent out invitations to the presentation, which will take place on 23 October. Although the company did not say Cho was she demonstrates to the public, hardly anyone doubts that we are talking about the iPad mini, a smaller version of the iPad: the whole world for a long time discussing the nuances of the product, which is the existence of Apple to save the intrigue still not officially recognize. What is this device?
As Steve Jobs has resigned to "the iPad small"
Rumors about the future of "small the iPad" exist from the date of occurrence of the "big". Now their concentration exceeds a critical mass: it is highly unlikely that all the information coming from different sources proved to be false. Especially considering finally announced the presentation. But what about the fact that Steve Jobs himself called the 7-inch screen is not suitable for tablets, saying that such devices are deprived of mobility, smartphones, but really do not get the benefits that is offset. To understand why the general line has changed, it helps the letter sent Apple's vice president Eddy Cue other key employees in January of 2011 (it became public during the trial Apple case against Samsung): "I believe in the market emergence of 7-inch tablets and that we, too, should make such a device. During the time of Thanksgiving I was talking about Steve a few times and the last time he looked very receptive to the idea. In my opinion, reading mail, books, using Facebook and watching videos a 7-inch screen copes perfectly. Weakest link - the Internet, but it can be used. "
Mini - the correct name, and sales will begin in November
Guess the name of Apple's new product is not as easy as it may seem, when the company released the first tablet, many were waiting to hear the word iTablet. Small version also leaves room for imagination (eg, iPad nano similar to the player iPod nano), but now all the sources already agree iPad mini version. This name is too common with other product Apple - Mac mini miniature system unit.
With the date of commencement of sales all the easier: the forecast can be made based on how much time passed between the presentation and go on sale at the previous major Apple products. This interval was about ten days - so if the circuit does not change, the first buyers will get the device at the beginning of November. Of course, we are talking about countries in the queue for the first iPad - to Russian business will be good if the New Year.
How much does the iPad Mini
On the Internet walking screenshot depicting allegedly service interface German chain MediaMarkt: in it the price of iPad mini starts at € 249 (8-gigabyte version with Wi-Fi) and go up to € 649 (64-gigabyte with Wi -Fi and 3G). These data can not be so definitely trust: Apple usually does not report the price in advance, even the partners, besides, according to other rumors, 3G in the iPad mini will not. Pricing issue in this case is very interesting. Now 7-inch sector occupied by low-cost tablets like the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire, so before Apple faces a difficult dilemma: to produce a budget device, which the company usually does, or to convince consumers that for its product is worth to pay more compared with the already familiar . If we believe "mediamarktovomu" screenshot, Apple is waived its premium image: € 249 on a pocket where a wider range of buyers than € 479, which in Europe is asking for a "big" iPad.
How it looks and that within
The network has already got a lot of photographs of the different components of the iPad mini. Some of them might be fake, but overall a lot of them and they are quite similar to each other, to draw conclusions. And receive such conclusions: the tablet will look like a "big brother" to retain the aspect ratio of 4: 3 (and not follow the example of "strung" iPhone 5). From the external differences, besides decreasing diagonally to 7, 85 inches, may be mentioned more rounded sides. Screen resolution is expected to be 1024x768 pixels (as in a conventional iPad, while in 2012, it is not doubled in both directions). Because the model budget, instead of the best of the processor it is likely to get A5, used in the iPad 2. As it would be logical to assume the Lightning connector has become a new, much less than before. He first appeared in the iPhone 5 - previously released accessories can be connected only by means of an adapter.
iPad mini yet, but cases are ready to
When you start any new Apple products, some companies are starting to make bags and accessories in advance, based on rumors, to have time to offer them first. It is a gamble (if the size of the device will not coincide with the expected already released covers of the party will be to throw out), so go to a few. But, as the experience of the iPhone 5, Apple is no longer so good to deal with leaks, and forecast accuracy increases - and with it the number of those who based on these projections. So Brian White from the company Topeka Capital Markets, having gone to Asia and to communicate with local companies, have found some of them are already packaged and ready to sell accessories for the device, the very existence of which has not been officially confirmed.
iPad mini as a "reader": a new version of the iBooks
According to several sources, a lot of attention on the presentation of iPad mini will be given to the application iBooks for reading books. Itself is an application developed by Apple's, is known for a long time, but can be represented by a new version, markedly different from the current one. Such attention to the books is quite logical: Surf with reduced tablet is less convenient than with a "full", but read it fits perfectly, selecting the format of paper books. In addition, the book emphasizes and Amazon - Apple's main competitor on the 7-inch tablet market. To discourage him share, it is necessary to show customers that the iPad mini to cope with the same challenges at least as good.
What else will Apple October 23?
Some news does not concern the tablet, and its presentation, it is reported, represented by October 23 can not be the only one. Candidates are called 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (now such a display is only for 15-inch) and an updated Mac mini. This rings true: the company is not the first time provide a basic presentation of "additive" (for example, along with the iPhone 5 were presented the new "iPods") and Mac mini been waiting for an update. So rather curious, is not going to update at the same time whether the company and one-piece iMac: they, too, will not interfere with any Retina-displays, or new processors or ports USB 3.0, also long been rumored about their thinning.