Apple TV mini

dchao

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Since this is official Apple Rumors site, let me speculate.

The iPad mini will in fact be called Apple TV mini.

The display will be 7"-8" and with an aspect ratio of 16:9

The main function will be for watching videos on the go.

Functionality, it will be between a dumped down iPad and soaped up ATV 2. YouTube and Safari will be there, but may be not Mail and Calendars.

Price? $149 That should be enough to crush HTC and Kindle. :D :D
 

dchao

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I wouldn't buy that.

I disagree with your speculation.

Boo-urns.
Apple are never going to sell both a 7" iPad and 10" iPad with exactly the same functionalities at the same time. Where is the product differentiation?

As soon as they released ATV 2, what did Apple do? They removed Front Row from OS X. Now what is lacking from their lineup is a low cost portable media device, not a 7" full-function tablet.
 

Surely

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Apple are never going to sell both a 7" iPad and 10" iPad with exactly the same functionalities at the same time. Where is the product differentiation?
The product differentiation lies in the size of the iPads.

MacBook Air 11" and 13"

MacBook Pro 13" and 15"

iMac 21.5" and 27"

The iPad isn't special.

Calling a smaller iPad what you are suggesting (Apple TV mini) would confuse the crap out of consumers.
 

urkel

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The display will be 7"-8" and with an aspect ratio of 16:9

The main function will be for watching videos on the go.

Functionality, it will be between a dumped down iPad and soaped up ATV 2. YouTube and Safari will be there, but may be not Mail and Calendars.

Price? $149 That should be enough to crush HTC and Kindle. :D :D
The main function of an iPad should be determined by the user. If someone wnts their 9.7" ipad to be solely a video player then they simply choose to play only videos on it. Removing things like built in apps that take no space is ridiculous and would only cripple a fully capable device without any benefit to either Apple or the end user.