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Old 09-30-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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IPad mini leaked video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni3-...e_gdata_player

Is this the new iPad mini?....

Of course, this is a replica or fake, but could be that Apple is finally working on one.

Judge yourself, but time is clicking for Apple to release or not release one.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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Well, it's a mock-up for sale in Japan, for the price of Yen 4,980. I won't pay too much attention to it.

Source: http://www.macotakara.jp/blog/rumor/entry-17853.html
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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Well, it's a mock-up for sale in Japan, for the price of Yen 4,980. I won't pay too much attention to it.

Source: http://www.macotakara.jp/blog/rumor/entry-17853.html
Read my comment below ...

Spoiler:
Well, I know is a mock-up ...

But rumors are intensifying that the mock-up may be based on a future and real iPad mini model.

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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It's probably true. Rumors persisted since the release of the 1st generation iPad that Apple was working on a mini version. The question is well it be of the 2nd generation iPad resolution which will have the lowest resolution of all the 7-inch tablets or will Apple make it "retina display" screen?

I went and played with the Kindle Fire HD for awhile and magazines are soooo small on it. I think I need to get a larger screen to read my comics and magazines on it. *sigh*
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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Do we have an actual size yet?

(I mean something is supported by evidence several places.)
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I went and played with the Kindle Fire HD for awhile and magazines are soooo small on it. I think I need to get a larger screen to read my comics and magazines on it. *sigh*
Agree!

After so many trial and errors (and tablet purchases) I strongly believe nothing smaller than 10 inches is suitable for PDFs or magazines.

However, such iPad mini would be fantastic for ebooks, in my opinion.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #7
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Do we have an actual size yet?

(I mean something is supported by evidence several places.)
There have been several leaks of the metal frame that give a good indication of the size. It's supposed to be about the same height as a Nexus 7, but quite a bit wider (after all, it has a different aspect ratio). It's more like an oversized iPod.
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The question is well it be of the 2nd generation iPad resolution which will have the lowest resolution of all the 7-inch tablets or will Apple make it "retina display" screen?
They'd better make it "retina", because the new $199 Nook HD 7 has a "retina" display.
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They'd better make it "retina", because the new $199 Nook HD 7 has a "retina" display.
Probably not. A 7.85" retina would be yet another screen resolution, so it is more likely to be 1024x768, like the iPads 1 & 2. If that's the case, it would have about 163dpi.

To be retina (about 256 dpi), it would have to be 1600x1200.
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I can't see the point of a mini ipad. If Apple want to make an ereader, why don't they just do that?
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They think people will buy them.
Doesn't need to be much deeper than that.
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I can't see the point of a mini ipad. If Apple want to make an ereader, why don't they just do that?
If with "ereader" you mean eink, I do not believe they want that. Apple sells hardware to regular users, mostly, but eink is a very focused market. They maybe too late to enter in the game.

With a mini iPad, they can potentially take advantage of existing iOs market and apps, and allow people to use Kindle and B&N for iOs, having two big ebook applications on a single tablet device.

Now, iPad tablets have proved to be a very fast and reliable piece of hardware, with little or no issues, so in theory, that can convince a lot of people to grab their wallets and buy one.

The argument that may be holding the release of such hypothetical device is that Steve Jobs was against it; he believed was too small for a good browsing experience. In my opinion, that arguments is not solid (for certain uses) and proof of that is that Apple sells iPhones and iPods. You can browse Internet with those and they are smaller than any regular 7 inches tablet.

In a nutshell, no ones know, it's pure speculation. But rumors keep increasing and with so many important companies now making money from 7 inches tablets, it would make sense for Apple to come with one and compete for that market as well.
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Probably not. A 7.85" retina would be yet another screen resolution, so it is more likely to be 1024x768, like the iPads 1 & 2. If that's the case, it would have about 163dpi.

To be retina (about 256 dpi), it would have to be 1600x1200.
So without inventing another iPad form factor (it has got to run existing iPad apps without any letterboxing or scaling), they'd have to double to 2048x1536. So 330dpi or more.
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So without inventing another iPad form factor (it has got to run existing iPad apps without any letterboxing or scaling), they'd have to double to 2048x1536. So 330dpi or more.
The could make it the same aspect ratio as the new iPhone.
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The could make it the same aspect ratio as the new iPhone.
The mock-ups certainly don't look 16:9.
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