iPad mini likely to be popular in NZ
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 6:12p.m.
By Tony Field
Apple founder, the late Steve Jobs, hated the idea - but Apple has finally confirmed it's launching an iPad mini to compete in the increasingly competitive tablet market.
Rivals like Amazon are doing well with smaller and cheaper devices and the new offering from Apple will go on sale here at the end of the week.
“It's easier to lug around and read books on, to take on an airplane, it's a nice form factor,” says technology writer Maggie Reardon.
The New Zealand tablet market's a little different to the US, and some devices, like the Kindle Fire, aren’t even sold here.
“Here we are talking about $430 for the Google Nexus 7, and [it’s] only $40 more for the iPad, which has a larger screen, and I think is likely to be much more broadly picked up,” says technology writer Paul Spain.
Apple sprang one surprise today - a new version of its original iPad, just six months since the last revamp.
It's getting in early in what will be a crowded market for new products - including Friday's launch of Microsoft's new operating system and its tablet, Surface.
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26/10/2012 8:03:43 p.m.
Please note that the Nexus 7 has a quad core processor, as opposed to the ipad's dual core, more RAM and Nvidia's Tegra GPU as opposed to Samsung's in the ipad. Note that this comes to you for $40 LESS, and comes with Google Maps instead of apple's attempt and the vastly more impressive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which has far more features than iOS 6.
Sorta skipped that bit didn't we?
26/10/2012 5:31:33 p.m.
Of course the iPad mini will be popular in NZ. The iPad is the most popular tablet in the world with over 91 percent of the global web traffic, one million more megapixels than the average HD tv. 275,000 downloadable Apps as compared to the Android 500 downloadable apps. Over the past two and a half years 100,000,000 iPads have been sold globally. IPad is the most popular tablet globally.
26/10/2012 11:04:36 a.m.
Courtenay Blackburn wrote:
saying that the iPad mini will popular in nz will not be the case considering that the Google Nexus 7 at dicksmith is only $399 and not $430 and the specs for the iPad mini are less than the nexus 7 if you want to read books and browse the web the nexus 7 maybe better with a 216 ppi pixel density vs the iPad mini with 162 ppi pixel densitysee for your self in the linkhttp://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5070&idPhone2=4850
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