One thing that’s become apparent about the iPad mini during my past few days with it is just how well it fills the role of a second-screen device. The iPhone and the iPad both have their merits as a companion while lounging around and watching TV, but the iPad mini hits the sweet spot of portability, power and connectivity for that use case.
The iPad mini seems downright hungry, and it has a taste not just for other small tablets on the market, but for its larger brethren, the iPad with Retina Display. Or at least, that’s what some analysts are saying, with expectations of the iPad mini’s cannibalization effect on existing iPad sales ranging from around 10 to 20 percent on average.
Featured | Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicIf anyone’s going to truly eat into sales of the iconic Apple iPad, Apple wants to be the company doing it, with its brand new mini iPad an iPad mini of epic proportions.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicThe much rumoured iPad mini is about to be unveiled, and despite the expectation it will arrive with some new Mac brethren, the iPad mini or potential iPad Air is the big small-screen wonder everyone’s talking about!
Sprint announced this morning that it is now offering the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with LTE connectivity in “select Sprint retail locations.” Sprint is one of three official U.S. data providers for Apple’s tablet, offering LTE data plans for the iPads that don’t carry a contract and only require 30 day commitments at a time.
Pop quiz, hot shot. You walk into an Apple Store to buy the new iPad. But there are two new iPads. The iPad Air and the new iPad mini. You can only buy one. What do you do? What - do - you - do?
The new retina iPad mini is great. It's everything you loved about the first iPad mini, but upgraded in the two most important ways: a sharper screen and faster speed.
With the release of the iPad Mini, iOS developers wonder how it will work to develop for the new form factor. Even though the screen is smaller, Apple kept the same 4:3 aspect ratio. That is why iPad Mini apps will simply be shrunk down versions of iPad apps.
The iPad mini may have a display that’s being singled out in most reviews as being below Apple’s recent standards, but a look under the microscope by Repair Labs affirms what I’ve been noticing in person: while the mini definitely doesn’t offer the same kind of quality as an iPad with Retina Display (3rd or 4th gen), its screen is a big step up from the 2nd-generation iPad.