Apple's iPad mini competes with Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet and Google's Nexus 7 in terms of size. However, Apple's iPad mini is quite a bit more expensive and Amazon doesn't want anyone visiting its site to forget that the Kindle Fire HD offers more bang for your buck.
The etail giant's homepage has been displaying the image below for the last 48 hours. The side-by-side comparison of the Kindle Fire HD and the iPad mini is complemented by a quote from technology news blog Gizmodo highlighting the fact that the iPad mini has fewer pixels than the other 7-inch tablets.
" [... ] your 7.9-inch tablet has far fewer pixels than the competing 7-inch tablets! You’re cramming a worse screen in there, charging more and accusing others of compromise? Ballsy."
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that the company would never make a 7-inch slate (the iPad mini has a 7.9-inch display). "We would not make a 7-inch tablet. We don't think they're good products," he said recently, adding that the iPad mini is "in a whole different league" compared to competing devices.
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No 7" iPad, hmmm,. according to Conan, there should be more iPads on the way.Reply
friskiestNo 7" iPad, hmmm,. according to Conan, there should be more iPads on the way.Just watchReply
It's news because it made you read the article and comment on it. Stupid me too.Reply
Michael13579It's news because it made you read the article and comment on it. Stupid me too.Reply
anything that educates the masses that Apple's overpriced, underspeced products are not worth the money is worth mentioning on news sites imo - the greater exposure the better
I has 30% moar pixals????Reply
Ahem.... 1280x800 vs 1024x768.
Yup. Seems legit.
DSpiderI has 30% moar pixals????Ahem.... 1280x800 vs 1024x768.Yup. Seems legit.Yes its called math. 1024000 pixels - 786432 pixels = 237568 pixelsReply
237568/786432 = 30.2%
Amazon should also mention 512MB RAM. Basically Apple neutered the iPad Mini to justify the iPad 4 price. All they did was pair an iPad 2 with a smaller screen and a better camera. Amazon should mention this as well.Reply
Given that the iPad mini is much larger than the iPhone 5 it should be able to have equal specs to it not worse. It should at least be equal to an iPad 3 in every respect.
"he said recently, adding that the iPad mini is "in a whole different league" compared to competing devices."...Reply
He certainly got that right, but not quite in the way he meant it...it's in a lower league of its own.