Will the much-rumored iPad Mini lead to the eventual phasing out of the current iPad?

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  1. HarryWarden

    HarryWarden Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine that the Mini will sell like crazy because of its cheaper price and smaller size. That leads me to wonder whether it will sell so well that Apple will phase out the current, more expensive version like they phased out the 17-inch MacBook Pro.
     
  2. visionwebs

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    iPad won't be phased out, it's been very integrated into society, businesses, schools, universities,

    And it's also in (falls asleep) zzzzz.....zzzz......

    17" MacBook pro was not as accepted into society remotely like this ipad device is.
     
  3. JBRUU

    JBRUU Well-Known Member

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    iPad mini isn't making a show at keynote anyway
     
  4. LOLavi

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    I guess you could call iPod Touch 5th that?
     
  5. JBRUU

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    No. It's a music player, not a tablet.

    Nice to see apple hasn't abandoned it, though
     
  6. Snozberry

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    No new iPad announcements at keynote, or MacBook. That's all I was hoping for /:

    Not that impressed with iPhone 5 or the new iPods. iPods are useless to me, since I play music on iPhone, and the only major change in iPhone is slightly taller. Meh. I miss Steve.
     
  7. Eli

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    Can you explain to me what you think Steve would've done differently at this press event? Take time away from the iPhone to reveal a lineup of new notebooks? Really?
     
  8. The main feature the ipad mini will not have is ipad retina. Most people bought their new ipads for this feature, so the new ipad will still sell well despite the lower cost and portability of the ipad mini.

    There is nothing out there that looks as wonderful as ipad retina, and hopefully one day the ipad mini will be ipad retina cause then the bigger ipad will be ipad retina+, but also many people still prefer a bigger screen for games and internet.

    But love that price point for the ipad mini. There will be a lot more ipad games being developed, so even new ipad users will get a benefit!
     
  9. Primoz

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    What's wrong with you? "it's slightly taller"... Seriously?? iPhone 5 has a 4 inch retina 1136x640 display, the A6 Chip (twice faster that the A5), faster Wi-Fi, better battery, improved camera etc.
     
  10. TotallyImba

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    The iPhone 5 is an amazing piece of kit. I am looking forward to picking mine up when it is released :)

    I am so glad I waited and didn't get a 4S.
     
  11. violentv

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    The iPad Mini is just out there to squash the market of nooks and kindles.
     
  12. Primoz

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    Or the Samsung Note?
     
  13. November's Chopin

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    iPad mini? The whole point of iPad is to have a large comfy screen while keeping a light weight. If I want a tiny screen to fit into my pocket I'll just use my iPhone or iPod, especially the iPod since it's like 3x cheaper than the iPad. :rolleyes:
     
  14. HarryWarden

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    There were rumors that Apple was going to make changes to the existing iPad mid-cycle. Did they announce any today?
     
  15. pavarotti2007

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    No they didn't. They didn't announce an iPad mini either. Has it ever been mentioned by anyone at Apple?
     
  16. Dirty Harry Hannahan

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    Wasn't Steve Jobs against a smaller iPad? Based on his legacy, I doubt the "iPad Mini" isn't arriving anytime soon.
     
  17. HarryWarden

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    I'm glad they didn't make changes mid-cycle to the iPad as it would kind of stink for those of us who just upgraded. I personally would have been tempted to return mine and wait for the upgraded model to be available. Apparently, they are waiting for the iPad 4 to make the change to the dock connector to match the new iPhone and iPod Touch.
     
  18. They still could though, they still haven't announced the ipad mini, and there does seem to still be a lot of rumours of this mysterious mid-cycle update to the new ipad. I still think it has something to do with the Samsung vs Apple wars since the new ipad screens were made by Samsung, so that must have something to do with all of these rumours.

    But we'll see I guess. Wonder if that new screen with one light bar would look better than the original new ipad. And if that new battery would last longer.
     
  19. JBRUU

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    In the long run the major change is in the size. The average user will never see any better battery life. Faster wifi? Wifi is already pretty fast. That and the camera remind me of the dictate feature for iPad 3. It's nice, but I never really use it. The a6 chip is also nice, but i was thinking apple would go quad core in the gpu department to follow the iPad 3. There will marginal speed differences I think, as some of that power will go towards the extra pixels. Major speed increases always come every other generation.

    Im just disappointed or a little let down because we already knew most of the stuff was going into the 5. Wish there was a "surprise" feature, but hey, I'm expecting far to much.
     
  20. Primoz

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    I agree. (I wrote the specifications in order from <Very good> to <Meh> :) ). And I was hoping for quad-core too, but seriously... theres nothing that the dualcore couldnt handle right now.
     

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