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iPad Mini Design Said to Outshine New iPad's Design

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Device will also improve on how the tablet feels in consumers' hands.

Apple's highly-rumored iPad Mini will boast a design that outshines the company's third-generation iPad, according to an analyst.

Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White said recently in a research note that "Apple did not skimp on the aesthetics of the much anticipated iPad Mini. In fact, we believe the iPad Mini could outshine the new iPad in terms of how the device feels in a consumer's hands."

While White didn't divulge information on how the "feel" might be different, the iPad Mini will reportedly feature a 7.85-inch display, with Apple's current iPad having a 9.7-inch screen.

Apple is reportedly preparing to announce the iPad Mini, which can be seen here in mockup images, on October 17. Production of the tablet has apparently started in Asia.

 

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    kawininjazx , October 8, 2012 8:44 PM
    7.85" vs. 9.7", not much of a "mini" like a normal tablet, which is usually 7" vs. 10.1". If they can get them to $299, they will sell pretty well, though I would never give Apple another dollar of my money.
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    Anonymous , October 8, 2012 9:35 PM
    ROFL,all apple products are foreign, you sill bastard. (Talking to the guy above me)

    they are all made outside of USA.
  • 14 Hide
    christarp , October 8, 2012 8:42 PM
    rangasiToms never stop the news about iCrap_shit

    probably because it's tech news regardless of if you like it or not?

    Hard to imagine, I know.
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  • 9 Hide
    rangas , October 8, 2012 8:39 PM
    iToms never stop the news about iCrap_shit
  • 10 Hide
    lca1443 , October 8, 2012 8:41 PM
    Hype Hype Hype!!!!!!!!
  • 14 Hide
    christarp , October 8, 2012 8:42 PM
    rangasiToms never stop the news about iCrap_shit

    probably because it's tech news regardless of if you like it or not?

    Hard to imagine, I know.
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    kawininjazx , October 8, 2012 8:44 PM
    7.85" vs. 9.7", not much of a "mini" like a normal tablet, which is usually 7" vs. 10.1". If they can get them to $299, they will sell pretty well, though I would never give Apple another dollar of my money.
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    theconsolegamer , October 8, 2012 8:45 PM
    Quick, someone sue them for stealing the 7" patented design!!!! C'mon you guys did patented that right, RIGHT?!!!
  • 7 Hide
    ohim , October 8, 2012 8:51 PM
    theconsolegamerQuick, someone sue them for stealing the 7" patented design!!!! C'mon you guys did patented that right, RIGHT?!!!

    you poor thing ... Apple patented the "inch" !!!!
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    robochump , October 8, 2012 9:12 PM
    kawininjazx7.85" vs. 9.7", not much of a "mini" like a normal tablet, which is usually 7" vs. 10.1". If they can get them to $299, they will sell pretty well, though I would never give Apple another dollar of my money.


    I can only assume the iPad mini will be 16:9 ratio thus being true wide screen :)  FOr the current iPad to be 16:9 it would need to be ~11"
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    the1kingbob , October 8, 2012 9:14 PM
    This is not news... please tell me one thing this article brought us? It makes a bold claim about a subjective attribute of a tablet with no evidence. For all we know, the feel they are talking about could be crap to tech users and a God send to apple users.

    I know apple gets a lot of hate on this site, but it is stories like this that open a door for the hate. I mean really... there is already an article talking about how apple's map program is closer to doing what they claimed it could do at its announcement.

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    Anonymous , October 8, 2012 9:35 PM
    ROFL,all apple products are foreign, you sill bastard. (Talking to the guy above me)

    they are all made outside of USA.
  • 12 Hide
    Anonymous , October 8, 2012 9:39 PM
    I guess you think Honda is a USA company too right? cause it sells them in the USA? And have massive headcourters here right?

    Nothing is USA anymore sadly. I don't care if they operate out of the USA, the shitty products are made by sweatshops in foreign countries. So in my book that makes them "Foreign" Products like you tried to spout.
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    house70 , October 8, 2012 9:54 PM
    forgottoputthisI guess you think Honda is a USA company too right? cause it sells them in the USA? And have massive headcourters here right?Nothing is USA anymore sadly. I don't care if they operate out of the USA, the shitty products are made by sweatshops in foreign countries. So in my book that makes them "Foreign" Products like you tried to spout.

    Actually, Samsung invested a few billion in a US-based fab, AFAIK in Texas.
    That makes them more American than a LOT of so-called locals, including Apple.
    Only misinformed people ignore that, or even worse, choose to ignore that fact.
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    house70 , October 8, 2012 9:57 PM
    the1kingbob...I know apple gets a lot of hate on this site, but it is stories like this that open a door for the hate. I mean really... there is already an article talking about how apple's map program is closer to doing what they claimed it could do at its announcement.

    It is Apple's way of conducting business that makes them unpopular, not these stories... Those only add fuel to fire.
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    frombehind , October 8, 2012 11:36 PM
    Quote:
    Device will also improve on how the tablet feels in consumers' hands.

    Quote:
    While White didn't divulge information on how the "feel" might be different...


    lol I cant tell if they are selling a tablet or flesh-light from reading this article!
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    bllue , October 8, 2012 11:40 PM
    Outshine? lol it's just a frreaking 7 inch rectangle in white or black color
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    livebriand , October 9, 2012 12:01 AM
    forgottoputthisI guess you think Honda is a USA company too right? cause it sells them in the USA? And have massive headcourters here right?Nothing is USA anymore sadly. I don't care if they operate out of the USA, the shitty products are made by sweatshops in foreign countries. So in my book that makes them "Foreign" Products like you tried to spout.

    At least they don't use Chinese sweatshops... (they make things in Japan)
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    whoobydo , October 9, 2012 12:05 AM
    roflappleisnotusaROFL,all apple products are foreign, you sill bastard. (Talking to the guy above me)they are all made outside of USA.


    If you re-read his post, the user stated that "Apple is a US company." He did not say that their products were made in the USA.

    Apple HQ is located at - 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, U.S.

    Even if you hate Apple, don't over-troll these articles; you're make Android users look like raving lunatics!
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    Cons29 , October 9, 2012 1:54 AM
    this mini will be lighter than the current ipad, so of course it will feel different, anything else?

    so much for 'anything smaller than' a 9inch is too small' huh?
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    southernshark , October 9, 2012 4:14 AM
    I wish they would make a 40 inch bullet proof tablet that could double as a tactical shield.
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    infernocy , October 9, 2012 11:21 AM
    ipad mini to be 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000011% better and more improved that the other '' products '' of apple
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