iPad mini Sonny Dickson claims mini will have A7, M7, Touch ID, 1GB ram

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  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Sonny Dickson (who was very accurate with his iPhone leaks) says mini will have fingerprint reader and same color options as 5S. He claims the mini will have 1GB ram, while the full size iPad will have 2. He posted picks of gold iPad mini with Touch ID.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SonnyDickson/tweets

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    If this is accurate I'm super excited!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Bring it on! A slightly sharper screen would be perfect too
     
  3. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    I love the idea of Apple focusing on TouchID. Once enough devices have it (iPhones, iPads, iPods, maybe Macs with the Mouse or Trackpad, and maybe even AppleTV) I can see them adding some really neat features to it. Login to websites, purchase items from the internet, login to your computer, etc... All with a fingerprint.

    On a side note, maybe this is what people were talking about when they said the AppleTV would have a ring that would distinguish who was using the AppleTV remote to pick their favorite content. Maybe the ring was confused with the ring around the fingerprint scanner??? :cool:
     
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    Retina.... retina.... retina.... retina.... Cornea!
     
  6. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    this is probably why the original mini started 329 to begin with. if they do a price hike, they could only price hike less this time around.

    i.e. let's say they need to price hike to 399.

    if mini was 299... then they have to raise 100 bucks to get to 399. whereas it's 329, it's only a 70 price hike.

    Makes alot of marketing sense.
     
  7. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    Not gonna happen. Apple has been on a 'lowering price' path for quite some time now.
     
  8. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well the new nexus 7 is more expensive than the previous devie. Of course it was cheaper than the mini to begin with.
     
  9. stiligFox macrumors 65816

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    Oh yeah! If this is true, it looks like an iPad mini 2 will have a new home this year!

    If not, I'll wait till next year. But I really hope this is true!
     
  10. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    That will look nice in Space Grey! Can't wait!
     
  11. chrisaster macrumors regular

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    I can see why it would have an A7 chip - companies will have to develop for 32bit and 64bit otherwise.

    It's much more uniform to develop only 64bit across all platforms.
     
  12. mattbaar26 macrumors regular

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    No way can I see it having an m7, most people with a mini don't carry it with them enough for an m7 to be beneficial. I also find touch id a bit off. Same reason as for the m7, people don't take the mini everywhere with them and also aren't constantly unlocking their iPad
     
  13. bobright macrumors 601

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    The full sized next iPad will have 2GB ram?? Sweet hurry the hell up Apple :(
     
  14. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I thought people carry their minis everywhere.
     
  15. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030

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    Except it won't, because it doesn't have a metal ring around the home button.

    Unfortunately only the white models look good this year. Bring back the slate :( or at least make the fingerprint reader Space grey colored! Not black

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    He mentions nothing of retina? Does that mean no retina?? :(

    Also A7, not A7x right???
     
  16. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough, I haven't got a 5S so I haven't seen the button
     
  17. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030

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    The black model looks awkward this year. I wish I liked the white face, then I'd make the switch, but no can do.
     
  18. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    ahh i see, hopefully the Mini will look better as I cant be doing with a white one! But my iPad 1 is in much need of retiring, decisions!
     
  19. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Those specs and retina would have me dumping my iPad quick time. The lack of retina is what puts me off the mini..
     
  20. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    if it is true - sign me up! Gold with retina and I am listing a kidney on ebay ;)
     
  21. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah same I would have bought the mini when it came out, its just to under spec'ed at the moment
     
  22. bobright macrumors 601

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    lol
     
  23. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. My other half has one, and I must say screen and spec aside it's a joy to use, the weight and size is just right.
     
  24. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Apple hasn't lowered the price of its iOS devices in a long time; I'm not talking about how the 4S is now free on contract. The flagship iPhone has remained the same price and so has the flagship iPad. The Mini was priced a little higher than its competition so when Apple put higher spec components in, like Retina for example, it can stay at its price instead of increasing.
     

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