It's an 8" iPad mini, *not* 7" iPad mini.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PracticalMac, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    iPad has a 9.7" screen, yet everyone calls it 10".

    All the predictions for the iPad Mini say 7.8" to 7.85" (approximately 1.9" smaller then big sister), so 8" is a much more appropriate size moniker.

    Why do people keep wanting to "belittle" the Mini into the same category as Kindle Fire and Galaxy Nexus?

    :p
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    So you've actually seen and measured one? :p

    *IF* there is a 7.85" iPad, I imagine they will call it 8". Heck, it will have 40% more screen area than the Kindle Fire.
     
  3. docprego macrumors 65816

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    They're just trying to categorize it. Tablets basically fall into 2 categories:

    1. 10"
    2. 7"

    There are some isolated exceptions like the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and now the hypothetical iPad Mini among others, but for the most part they fit in the 2 categories above.
     
  4. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    As this image shows:
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    There is a huge screen area difference between "their" 7" and the possible Mini iPad size.

    Then give it a new category. :)
     
  5. docprego macrumors 65816

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    Interesting graphic. That really drives home the fact that the iPad mini will be a lot more usable than other 7" tablets merely based on screen size alone.
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    It will be in the same "small tablet" category that the Nexus 7 is in for the same reason the iPad and larger Android tablets are in the same category despite the latter having narrower, but taller screens.
     
  7. Markdek macrumors member

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    No one (or certainly most) are NOT marketing their "tablets", nor their phones, w/ the size, in inches, in their product name or brand. No one. So I don't know where you are getting this size category idea......out of left field?
     
  8. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I'm no outfielder. It's common sense. Look at the tablet market, devices fall into 2 major categories, with a few exceptions. Regardless of the fact that most manufacturers are not naming them as such.

    Samsung does however, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.7, etc.....I just checked their site and they offer 4 different screen sizes. The size almost has to be in the name of the device to avoid confusing people.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    7 inch or 7.85 inches doesn't really matter to me. I'd be happy with either one.:D
     
  10. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    That's what she said
     
  11. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    While that's technically true, in reality tablets fall into these two categories:
    1. the iPad
    2. everything else

    Who knows, maybe ~8" will become the new standard for a smaller tablet, assuming Apple does indeed release it and it becomes successful.
     
  12. Scrub175 macrumors 6502

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    so I go to a store to make a purchase for $8.00 but only have $7.85 do I tell them it's close to $8 :D
     
  13. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    on the other side when my wife asked what I paid I will say $7; case-by-case ;)
     
  14. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    In many parts of the world, they'll take your $7.85 and laugh behind your back because they really wanted about $5.
     
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    Ah not the mighty walmart...
     
  16. Glideslope macrumors 601

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    It will be a new segment. The Media is referring to it as a 7". It's the perfect size for a small tablet. I'm betting it will be lighter than the Nexus. Steve was right about 7" being too small. 7.85" is going to be "Magical".

    Probably going to hurt iPad 3 sales a bit. IMO, having the 7.85" and an iPad 2 will be a popular combo for home/commute. :apple:
     
  17. Macman756 macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice
     
  18. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No doubt "Mini" will take away from big iPad, but how much will it gain from rest?

    Not sure if iPad 2 will stay around, since the low end segment is covered by mini
     
  19. shawnwich macrumors 6502

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    What if we're all wrong and this is just the remote for itv.
     
  20. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816

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    Its a zero inch mini as its not been announced yet.

    i still think apple wont release this, they may have looked at the form factor once, and may keep tinkering with designs , but what if this turns out to be a reduced bezel size "full edge-edge screen" ipad, same screen size as the current ipad, no thick bezel around the edge

    Also, the iPod touch is already the iPad mini, what everyone is talking about would be an iPad Midi,
     
  21. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Of all the things we can know with certainty, it's that this is not going to be a remote.
     
  22. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Those ideas are just silly.

    You can't hold the iPad without a bezel, one would always be triggering something.

    And the iPod Touch is an iPhone without phone. If you scaled up iPT to iPad or near iPad size, it would look just like an Android product!
     
  23. madat42 macrumors regular

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    Wasn't this first reported by John Gruber @ Daring Fireball?

     
  24. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    John Gruber did say this, but I read that AFTER I posted this tread.
    In fact, I just read his extremely informative article yesterday.

    It is pretty obvious, really. A lot of people say 7" because that seems to be buzz number, but is clearly misleading.
     
  25. chleuasme macrumors 6502

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    No, but more people reads him, so now it's finally taken in consideration.

    In may, april, and surely many times before in every possible place.
     

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