Possible ‘iPad Mini’ Spotted in iOS App Developer Logs

Rocketman

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I wouldn't rule out 768mb or 1024mb memory as the easiest way to improve responsiveness and compatibility with growth applications and usages.

Otherwise, yes. Essentially a big screen iPod Touch. As for the only two styles, my Verizon iPhone has integrated GSM capability only limited by carrier rules. It would be trivial for the cell version to support both GSM and CDMA and even do so on a multi-homing basis in favor of the best local network, buying buckets of data on both to be used as "needed".

It would also be trivial to add LTE to that mix.

I doubt Apple would be that forward leaning or that carriers would let them, but we are totally there technically. When will my Apple "iphad" have no voice service at all and VoIP to make it a data only device??

Rocketman :D

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Iconoclysm

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I wouldn't rule out 768mb or 1024mb memory as the easiest way to improve responsiveness and compatibility with growth applications and usages.

Otherwise, yes. Essentially a big screen iPod Touch. As for the only two styles, my Verizon iPhone has integrated GSM capability only limited by carrier rules. It would be trivial for the cell version to support both GSM and CDMA and even do so on a multi-homing basis in favor of the best local network, buying buckets of data on both to be used as "needed".

It would also be trivial to add LTE to that mix.

I doubt Apple would be that forward leaning or that carriers would let them, but we are totally there technically.

Rocketman
There's really no need for that much RAM, the new iPad only needs it for the higher rez textures and whatnot. RAM actually does eat away at the battery at all times.
 

Glassman

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Die-shrunk A5 is poised to be the workhorse for the next couple years - iPad 2, Apple TV, most likely new iPod Touch, wouldn't surprise me if they revised iPhone 4S and then kept it for a couple more years as they've done with 3GS and of course the iPad mini, which has no need for A5X whatsoever.

This will be one generational lineup based on similarly performing hardware that Apple can keep supporting in iOS for years to come. The new generation with Cortex A15 based SoC begins with the A6 in new iPhone and will soon be joined by replacement of iPad3,1 which was a tough compromise from day one and would really benefit from modernization effort that would make the device thinner, lighter and cheaper to make.

Oh and guess why we won't see iPad2,7? Because the cellular version will finally be universal LTE, UMTS, CDMA, TD-LTE & TD-SCDMA - hello China Mobile..
 

andyjam

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So much for only creating the 'best products' possible. This iPad already feels so cheap and cheerful... Since when was Apple actively interested in the low end of the market?
 

Westside guy

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Makes sense to me, though I am just happy to see that a gsm / potentially LTE model will be available!
Ditto. My biggest concern was Apple might choose to cripple this somehow out of concern regarding differentiation versus its big brother. The likely sighting of a GSM Mini allays those fears somewhat - now let's see how much memory they'll let you have!

Of course, now that I think about it - why assume "iPad 2,5/6" refers to the Mini? I'd guess it is more likely an updated iPad 2 with the smaller dock connector.

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How does the ipad 2 compare to the nexus 7 hardware wise?
Nexus 7 doesn't have a rear camera, nor does it come in a GSM version. It supposedly does have GPS, which the wi-fi iPad doesn't (only the GSM version does).

If you're asking about processing power... you can easily Google that info. I think spec-by-spec comparisons are not particularly useful, given we're talking about two completely different operating systems.
 

Purant

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So the hardware will be similar to iPad 2.

It shouldn't cost more than 250$ then. 200$ would be the sweet spot.
 

Cynicalone

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Wifi models...

16GB $249
32GB $349
64GB $449

LTE models add $130 to the price same as the other iPad.

Eliminate the iPad 2 and the lineup is set.
 

smulji

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Wifi models...

16GB $249
32GB $349
64GB $449

LTE models add $130 to the price same as the other iPad.

Eliminate the iPad 2 and the lineup is set.
Took the words right out of the mouth. Oppenheimer alluded to a Fall product transition and this might one of them. Get rid of iPad 2 and you have iPad Mini and iPad (Retina).
 

Renzatic

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There's really no need for that much RAM, the new iPad only needs it for the higher rez textures and whatnot. RAM actually does eat away at the battery at all times.
The amount of ram also allows for better, more robust apps. Personally, I'd happily sacrifice an hour of battery life for access to full on Photoshop on an 4GB iPad.

Though admittedly, the mini could probably get by with 512 or 1024 MB, since it's more likely to be used for mostly movies, books, and games, much like the Fire and Nexus 7. It's a little too small for production.
 

doelcm82

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Otherwise, yes. Essentially a big screen iPod Touch.
It's a smaller screen iPad.

Here's why:

It has the same aspect ratio as an iPad.

If you run an app on it that has different display modes on the iPad vs. iPhone/iPod Touch, it will display using the iPad mode.
 

matrix07

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I will see. if they will rise resolution, I doubt that I will buy (I like google next 7 table resolution 1280x800). but I don't expect retina display because it will make ipad mini cost highly. by the way, I highly doubt that apple will take NO.1 in 7 inch tablet market. entire situation has been changed in this time. I don't think so. I hope that Google nexus 7 will live a long life.
So you don't want mini iPad because it only has a hundred pixels less than Nexus 7 and you don't care about much more productivities (much more apps)? Really? Sometimes I'm at a loss at people's rationale.
And why do you want Nexus 7 to have a long life? it will be outdated in a year much like all Android devices out there.

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I know Apple probably doesn't care, but if it's more than 149,00 and 199,00 I won't buy ! I know there's a lot of people that will love to spend +200,00 to get the mini Ipad, but knowing iPad 3 and how much better it is, I would feel dumb to pay too much for a smaller non retina device !
Then buy iPad 3. Problem solved.

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So much for only creating the 'best products' possible. This iPad already feels so cheap and cheerful... Since when was Apple actively interested in the low end of the market?
It will be the best 7" tablet. I agree about low end product however I disagree that we judge a device on only CPU & RAM & a number of pixels on the screen.
 
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slimbek

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With no Retina display there's every chance this tablet will be might cheap!!!

I'm sure there are millions who would take an iPad 2 (even if it is slightly smaller) at the $250 mark... maybe less if they really are just reusing supply chain...
 

evilblob

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What's to say 2,5 and 2,6 aren't just a die struck GSM iPad 2, and die shrunk CDMA iPad 2? After all, 2,4 was only a die shrunk WiFi model, so the GSM and CDMA models are still using the old A5.
 

NightFox

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Apple are playing with us, they know damn well by now that these codes get picked up in logs. With the apparent new crackdown on security of unreleased products, anything this obvious has got to be a deliberate controlled leak just to keep the punters hungry for more.
 

mwb

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What's to say 2,5 and 2,6 aren't just a die struck GSM iPad 2, and die shrunk CDMA iPad 2? After all, 2,4 was only a die shrunk WiFi model, so the GSM and CDMA models are still using the old A5.
Yep, and the dock is changing too: 2.5 & 2.6 could just be 'new dock' iPad 2's.
 

the8thark

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I don't know what iPad 2.5 and 2.6 are.
This is the first piece of evidence that points to an iPad mini. But it still does not add up. If there was an iPad mini, there would be a ton of parts leaks, official sources with real speculation etc etc.

At the moment all we have is people writing articles saying "I want an iPad mini therefore one will come to satisfy my want" And now this article.

For me the 2.5 and 2.6 are either

1. Apple misdirecting us (has happened in the past to hide new releases and things)
2. New lower powered iPad for a different market. I say this cause it's 2.X and not 3.X. Lower powered with iPad 2 hardware.
3. iPad Mini with iPad 2 internals. I find this the least likely of the bunch of possible options.