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Is there anything Mini about the iPad Mini?   Leave a comment

As a proud owner of a first generation and a third generation iPad, I was curious as to what the iPad mini reviews would say before deciding whether I should go out and get one.

Here is a roundup of all the top info I could gather on the iPad mini from around the web:

  • with a 7.9 inches display, the iPad mini is larger than the Nexus or the Kindle Fire but is still small enough to be held in one hand
  • it has a A5 chip processor
  • it is 7.2 mm thick
  • it weighs only 0.68 pounds
  • it has access to 275,000 apps from the Appstore
  • it has a front-facing and a rear-facing camera
  • unfortunately, it does not have a Retina diplay–this may be one of its major drawbacks, according to some reviewers
  • other reviewers think that its 1024 x 768 display, which is like that of the iPad 2, is more than adequate for watching videos
  • it is pricy for a small tablet, coming in at $329 for the 16 GB wifi-only version
  • one reviewer recommends it for combined use with a MacBook Pro
  • for CNET’s first look video review, see below:

So, will I buy an iPad mini?  I will probably wait until they come out with an iPad mini that has a retina display, because after using my third-generation iPad for months, I have become accustomed to the beautiful, clear display and am not sure how I would feel if I had to re-adjust to a lower resolution screen.  How about you?  Do you have one, or do you plan on getting one?  Please comment below.

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Posted November 5, 2012 by deboraplehn in Apple, iPad, iPad Mini

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4 iPad 3 Rumors   2 comments

As the proud owner of a first-generation iPad, I am really looking forward to what Apple has in store for us with the iPad 3 when it hits stores possibly as early as October or sometime early next year. Here are some rumors that have been floating around the web.

1. Retina display. A very exciting rumor is that the new iPad 3 will have a retina display screen like that of the iPhone 4.  A retina display has twice the resolution of an iPad or iPad 2 screen.  This rumor originated with the discovery that some iPad apps included images that were sized to work with a 1536 x 2048 retina display.

2. 3D display.  Even more exciting is the rumor that the next iPad will allow users to watch videos in 3D.  Evidence for this includes the filing by Apple of several patents for a 3D display.  With the advent of the Nintendo 3DS, an iPad with a 3D display seems very likely, if not now, then soon.

3. Flash camera.  Another rumor is that the iPad 3 will have a flash camera much like that of the iPhone 4.  Even  less need to carry around a separate camera!

4.  Lower price.  The iPad now has more competition than when it first launched.  Consumers have other tablet options, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the new HP TouchPad.  There is therefore a rumor that Apple will lower iPad prices when the iPad 3 launches.

Whether any of these rumors turn out to be true or not, one thing is sure…I will probably be first in line to get the iPad 3 when it comes out!

Posted July 4, 2011 by deboraplehn in Apple, iPad

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