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I have been thinking about all the iPad Mini rumours , how would Apple market such a device?

At £200 which some are claiming would make the current line of iPod Touch surely obsolete, at first o thought it would be a good idea but i just cannot see how a iPad mini would fit in its lineup.

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If they're just £200 I'll be stunned..

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Not sure i would want to go jogging with an IPad mini.i would guess if it was £200 it would probably be 8 gig wifi and be more of a web browsing app devise to be used at home.

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My guess is £280, seeing as you can get the iPad 2 for around £330 or below these days, iPod touch I can't see keeping at that price for very long.

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I am waiting for the launch to see what the price will be. If it's £200 - £250 (8GB - 16GB Wi-fi only) then I will get one.

Any more than that and it will be a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 8GB or 16GB (7" Wi-fi only). They are £199.95 (£219.95 for 16GB) from John Lewis with 2 year guarantee included.

In fact, given that I won't be using it for storing any music, I probably don't even need 16GB (I have 32GB on my iPhone). So 8GB will be plenty.

Buying from John Lewis (rather than online) will give me the chance to test for any problems with 'tethering' between an iPhone and a Samsung. (No-one has been able to guarantee this will work yet although everyone thinks it will be ok 'in theory'.)

 

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chebby wrote:

I am waiting for the launch to see what the price will be. If it's £200 - £250 (8GB - 16GB Wi-fi only) then I will get one.

Any more than that and it will be a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 8GB or 16GB (7" Wi-fi only). They are £199.95 (£219.95 for 16GB) from John Lewis with 2 year guarantee included.

In fact, given that I won't be using it for storing any music, I probably don't even need 16GB (I have 32GB on my iPhone). So 8GB will be plenty.

Buying from John Lewis (rather than online) will give me the chance to test for any problems with 'tethering' between an iPhone and a Samsung. (No-one has been able to guarantee this will work yet although everyone thinks it will be ok 'in theory'.)

 

Assuming you're talking about wireless tethering, ie using your iPhones wifi hotspot to feed the Samsung data, then I can assure you that it will work fine.
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A release date from a fairly reliable source... They got the iPad and iPad 2 launch dates right.

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I chuckled at the bit that said "Unlike the iPhone 5, where most details were known in advance of the event, firm rumours for the iPad Mini are fairly thin on the ground"... probably because it's not going to take a genius to work out that it's an ipad that's smaller. 

 

Unless it can beat the nexus 7 for price, it might be a bit lost.  Still can't get over how much they want for the new ipod touch mind...

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Latest rumours suggest the price will start at £249:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/15/ipad-mini-uk-pricing?newsfeed=true

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6 months ago this would have needed conveyor belts in shops to get them out fast enough. Missed the boat now.

I will probably buy one because it will integrate perfectly with what I do.  But 90 percent of the 7" tablet buying public will have already bought something from someone else (Nexus, Samsung, Amazon etc.)  by the time Apple get a reliable supply going.

They need to drop the secretive nonsense. I wanted a 7" iPad a long time ago. However, I have been seriously tempted to buy a 16GB Nexus 7 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7") two or three times in recent weeks/months because I couldn't be sure whether Apple were going to come up with an actual product or not.

If they'd made it clear that a smaller iPad would happen one day, then a lot of people would wait to see it before deciding.

Die-hard Apple fans will always wait for the Apple product (of course). But people like me - without rabid levels of loyalty - can get impatient and drop their cash in a competitor's pocket in the meantime.

It's not as if the concept of a smaller iPad was 'revolutionary' and it didn't deserve the insane levels of pre-launch secrecy. (Essential if you are going to launch something no-one ever knew they were going to want and no-one else has ever made before, but stupid if you are just going to launch a compact version of an existing product.)

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I'm sure they'll sell like hot cakes. Owning a Nexus 7 for a few weeks, I'm not sure if 7 inches is the right size for me. Probably I'm used to the 10-inch version. My Nexus 7 is currently being used just for playing games & reading occasional books. All useful work is done on my iPad or my laptop.

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I dont like the 7" 16x9 display on my G2 7.0, hopefully the new iPad is is a 7.8" 3x2 ratio as rumoured.  Well, not sure why I said hopefully, not planning on buying one.  The ratio makes it quite a bit bigger.

 

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Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of a 7-inch tablet? Will it be possible to grasp the iPad mini with one hand? I'm never going to buy a 7-inch tablet again. Too small for me, even if it's wider.

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bigboss wrote:

Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of a 7-inch tablet? Will it be possible to grasp the iPad mini with one hand? I'm never going to buy a 7-inch tablet again. Too small for me, even if it's wider.

 

So the theory goes, the border that the Galaxy 7 + Nexus has, is not necessary all the way round on a seven inch tab.  The border is designed for holding, but if you can hold it one handed, you don't need it all the way round.  The border is only needed top and bottom for holding landscape.  Loosing the border gains you the extra inch you need for a 3:2 ratio.  It also (at original iPad resolution) give you the same pixel pitch as the first three iPhones, so finger targets will still be comfortably sized.  Ironically it will 'just be a big iPod touch'.

 

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