Backed Or Whacked: To Have But Not To Hold The iPad

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http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and writer for Engadget. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. The iPad mini stole the show at Apple’s far-flung October 23rd product introduction, creating a more compelling alternative to the iPad 2 while taking a backseat to the muscled-up fourth-generation iPad that retains nearly the same dimensions. The consistency of the latter’s design has enabled cases of cases and other iPadaphernalia that now span three generations of Apple’s premiere tablet. Three (IT news)