With the Nexus 7 out and an expected announcement of the 32gb and 3g versions on the 29th, I really don't see a good reason to buy an ipad mini.
Nexus 7 is:
-Less expensive already and I won't be surprised if they move the 16 gb version down to 199 and introduce the 32 gb version at 249 since the 8 gb model is already removed from the play store. This would make the Nexus 7 a full 120 dollars cheaper for the base model with equal storage.
-Better screen. Higher res and much higher ppi. Widescreen much better for video content.
-Better hardware. The mini is using last year's cpu and most likely half the memory though those details haven't been released yet.
-More convenient size. The Nexus 7 easily fits in a guy's pocket as long as you aren't wearing skinny jeans. The ipad mini is far too wide for that. I imagine the mini would have a hard time fitting in a girl's purse as well with how wide it is. A deep purse maybe.
The ipad mini is:
-thinner. Weight difference is negligible.
-has a rear camera for those weirdos who take pictures with their massive tablets.
For those that talk about all the tablet apps available on the ipad I gotta say that argument is really outdated since 99% of tablet use involves a web browser, the facebook app, the gallery app, a movie viewing app, and popular games that are readily available for both apple and android platforms.
The ipad mini release overall is definitely a big swing in the apple philosophy as it is clearly a response to competitors products and a "look, we have one too!" type of statement. Strange move for apple because normally they try to do something different.
Last edited by baksiidaa; 25th October 2012 at 11:06.
I'm really disappointed with Tim Cook. It's being disappointment after disappointment with the guy. So far he's being riding on the success of Steve Job, but how long can he last? It seems everything he does is for profit and never about making great products. As Steve Job said in his biography, Tim Cook isn't a product guy.
First disappointment was with the minor upgrade from iPhone 4 to 4S in time for the Christmas rush. Then it was the stupidly name New iPad. After that was the big fat lie about New iPad with worldwide 4G. Then the elongated iPhone 5 screen and the fallout with Google Maps. And now Tim Cook comes out with this dumbass iPad Mini thing which steals the spot light from the Original iPad, when he could have instead just listed the Original iPad at $299 instead of replacing it with a smaller iPad for $329. Now there are 4 screen sizes developers have to worry about (iPhone 4 and 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2 and iPad Mini and New iPad). This is exactly the kind of thing Steve Job was trying to avoid!!! Finally, he releases a replacement for New iPad only months after its release just in time for Christmas! And to add insult to injury the bastard calls the latest iPad, "iPad with Retina display"! As if the old New iPad didn't have a Retina Display in the first place!
On a positive note, at least the New iPad and iPad with Retina display are still the world's best tablets.
One last time about apps, the main reason why iPad apps are better than Android apps, in general, is that iPad apps are optimized for a bigger screen so the apps take advantage of the extra space. Android tablet apps, on the other hand, are really just Android phone apps blown up on a bigger screen with lots of empty white space.
P.S. You try using a Windows tablet and say what you said above again! I can't even get Kindle on my Windows Phone!
Last edited by MDJase; 25th October 2012 at 16:14.
I bought my wife a Mini Pad today. Saved a fortune.Apple unveils iPad Mini
4 more years!
Which apps are you referring to? I've run into quite a few tablet specific games and apps but with the apps used by the majority, this isn't really an issue. Android phone apps also work well on the tablet because they share aspect ratio and resolutions in a lot of cases. This isn't the case with an iphone and ipad. Iphone 4 is 3:2, 5 is almost 16:9, ipad is 4:3. Have you actually used apps on a Nexus 7 or are you just guessing based on what someone else said?One last time about apps, the main reason why iPad apps are better than Android apps, in general, is that iPad apps are optimized for a bigger screen so the apps take advantage of the extra space. Android tablet apps, on the other hand, are really just Android phone apps blown up on a bigger screen with lots of empty white space.
They'll just release a newer version shortly, and then you might feel like yours is out of date. Maybe it's just me, but people using iphones and ipads just look like shmucks. It's amazing how so many people get excited when Apple announces the release of a slightly different model of an existing product.
Of course, it's up to you.
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Its hard to take your opinion seriously with that car comparison and considering you've admitted to never using a Nexus 7.
At the end of the day I'm sure the Google Nexus 7 is a great tablet for it's price point ($199). That's why it's been getting all these rave reviews. But Android is more than just a single tablet. Android is used on hundreds of devices including both phones and tablets.
Yes, the iPad Mini is overpriced and for that reason not likely to be a serious competitor to the Nexus 7 or other tablets. This gives some support to the "Apple's hasn't been the same since Steve Jobs" argument.
BUT what else did Apple unveil besides the iPad Mini?
1. A fourth generation iPad (the larger version) which uses the new A6X processor - which is twice as fast as the A5X processor used by the third generation iPad, but still has a 10 hour battery life.
2. A new version of the MacBook Pro which has a retina display screen for the first time, is 3/4 inch thick and just weighs 3.5 pounds.
3. A new iMac that has a fully laminated display with 75% reduction in reflectivity.
And before that the iPhone 5. It took 22 hours for the iPhone 4S to sell out of its launch-day stock. It took the iPhone 5 just 60 minutes ...
You might say that these amazing products are just the momentum from Steve Jobs before the inevitable crash. But I think that's ascribing god-like status to Steve. One very significant recent trend is that Apple have started to customize their own processor chips. Tim Cooks is an operational genius who was a key figure in switching Apple computers to use Intel chips back in 2006. I don't know for sure, but it's quite possible that he's now behind the implementation of the A6 and A6X.
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Read my quote of you in my first post. Does it mention Google Nexus 7 anywhere in that quote? Now read my entire first post. Did I mention Google Nexus 7 anywhere in that post?
My dispute was to your argument about Android apps vs. iOS apps, not Google Nexus 7. I was simply disputing a single paragraph of your entire post.