I could see Apple losing the iTouch and replacing it with an iPad mini, especially at $199. It would be fantastic if it includes LTE, but I would be surprised if it does (not that I'm not hoping). There is an upside to having 1024x768 in a mini. It is cheaper to produce and means that backwards compatibility with the iPad 2 will be kept for longer.The only way this will be popular enough is if the price point is $199. Please don't add $129 for LTE it's just apple's price gouging. I think $199 with LTE will just flatten the entire tablet market and apple will increase their domination.
But i frown upon 1024x768 because clearly you can see apple NOT pushing technology forward but going backwards. You want mass acceptance of 1024x768???
Instead of qouting me, maybe you should quote the person who posted that they want LTE included for $199???? Go on run along and have another read.
Do you genuinely see a 7.85 inch tablet as a replacement for a 3.5 inch media player?I could see Apple losing the iTouch and replacing it with an iPad mini, especially at $199. It would be fantastic if it includes LTE, but I would be surprised if it does (not that I'm not hoping). There is an upside to having 1024x768 in a mini. It is cheaper to produce and means that backwards compatibility with the iPad 2 will be kept for longer.
Agreed the article did take a needlessly negative tact. The author didn't even acknowledge that the new iPad's / aka iPad 3, is really only more powerful enough to drive the retina display. There really wasn't much upgraded besides that, Apple only upgrades the bare minimum. The camera in it isn't new, it is same camera as in the iPhone 4, not even 4s.Why all this negativity? Think of it as a lower priced iPad 2 with a smaller size.
They may eventually come up with a retina display iPad mini when they can produce it at a reasonable cost that can sell at a good profit. Remember, every year, they sell a more capable model at the same price.
You want Apple to push the technology forward and still reduce the price. As someone who has a few shares of Apple, hope they do not go too far in that direction. I want them to be aggressive in price that is consistent with competition but not lower than that just to grab the market share. That game is eventually a loser's game. Look at HP and Dell today.
Exactly!Technology isnt just spec numbers on a list. Technology is what you can DO with something. So many companies are circling the drain because they dont understand that.
Gotta love that people still DO believe it's coming.Gotta love the people that STILL don't believe it is coming.
Jim Dalrymple has confirmed that there will be an October event for it, that's good enough for me.
Considering we've had tons of parts leak for the new iPhone and none for this, same as last years tons of 4S part leaks but no "5" parts, just pure speculation, I'd say you're right unfortunately. This is just big wishful thinking at this point.Gotta love that people still DO believe it's coming.
Actually as of right now the evidence for this coming has grow a little stronger of recent. But still nowhere as much as every other product has had prior to launch.
My feeling now is that an iPad mini is theoretically possible, but highly unlikely.
When customer's primary 'want' is a smaller screen and a lower price, you have no other choice than to use less expensive components if you still need to make an investor demanded profit margin. Successful companies make products customers are willing to buy. If you think there's a market for a product you consider to not be "just another garbage ipad", create and distribute it yourself. This looks like the opportunity of a lifetime for you.Unless they do something with the pixel density to make it look magical, it's just another garbage ipad. I like the the size but I do not like how apple recycles their components like this. There is nothing innovative at all.
if they used any other resolution, then NONE of the apps in the app store would work without a rewrite specifically to accommodate the new resolution. That would be a huge pain for developers and for the users, who would say "where are the apps?"
In the end it's the apps that sell the iPad, not the hardware. Apple needs to make sure they all work seamlessly.
If not the same resolution, any screen could be able to display scaled version of an app (see iPhone app on iPad, but in this case, this would be iPad apps on the smaller screen of an iPad Mini), and with 4:3 aspect ratio, it's full screen (and a retina screen could smooth the scaling). Nothing obvious to me with the 1024x768 solution.Of course will the iPad Mini have a resolution of 1024x768. Everything else just doesn't make sense. Doubled resolution isn't technically possible and other smaller resolutions will require all the apps to be modified.
It is not about belief. It is about reserving the enthusiasm until it is formally announced. Rumors are fun. But, there are people who see a rumor like this and call it Gospel and then they're heads implode on the pre perceived announcement day when nothing happens or it does not meet their exaggerated expectations.Gotta love the people that STILL don't believe it is coming.