Apple Launches iPad Mini

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Apple launched the much awaited ipad mini, the 7.9 inch tablet in its biggest product move since the debut of ipad two years ago. The mini launch is a direct take to dent in to the market share of Google’s Nexus and Amazon’s Kindle.

We had blogged last week about the rumored ipad mini launch, alongwith a prototype of the device. The prototype is very near to the real ipad mini launched. We also blogged about the price of the device approx $300 which a lot of readers found expensive (you can check out the comments on the post ).

Apple has priced the mini at $329 for a 16 GB wi-fi model while the 32 GB wi-fi model will be priced at $429 and 64 GB at $529. The ipad mini models will start to ship from November 2nd. Apple has already sold over 100 million ipad units in the last 2.5 years.

Despite the high pricing (Google Nexus 7 retails at $199 for a 8 GB model, Kindle Fire HD retails at $199 for a 16 GB model and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) retails ate $249 for a 8 GB model) Apple expects to sell more than 10 million ipad minis by the end of the year. Apple also expects to double the size of the market for 7 inch tablets this year to about 34 million units.

The 7.9 inch device marks Apple’s first shot in the small tablet market space. Have you book your ipad mini ? What are your thoughts, will the mini fight the Nexus and Kindle ?

Image: Phil Schiller announces the new iPad Mini during an Apple event in San Jose, California.

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  • Anton Koekemoer October 26, 2012, 3:10 am

    Awesomeness!!! Personally – Know a lot of people who already has their budget allocated to the new “mini”. Cant wait to get a feel for it, Especially after the recent hype around the new mini.

  • Alicia October 28, 2012, 11:58 am

    iPad mini looks pretty cool. I like it despite the high price. Haven’t book mine because I am broke. Haha…

  • noy October 28, 2012, 12:20 pm

    This is an Apple product that is eagerly awaited by many, due to its more simple so it’s not too inconvenient to take go elsewhere,,

  • beyondtime October 29, 2012, 1:08 am

    I am the biggest fan of Apple and have used its products. iPad mini seems to be a cool gadgets and I am waiting for it.

  • Felicia October 29, 2012, 1:40 am

    The iPad Mini is a great gadget, however, most people I know say that it is overpriced, and if you already have the new iPad (or iPad 3), you do not need to buy this anymore. The iPad Mini is typically recommended to those who never had a tablet and would like to have one.

  • Rajkumar Jonnala October 29, 2012, 8:06 am

    Hi,

    Well till now i haven’t used any ipad versions as i can’t afford them due to some issues. And yeah this is great news for those who can’t afford apple products as the ipad mini is in low price tag.

    thanks for the informative post.

  • Roofer October 29, 2012, 8:50 am

    I can’t see what the benefit of the mini is over the ipad 4? I know it’s cheaper, but I thought the whole idea of the ipad over the iphone is that the screen is a lot bigger. What’s the point of having an ipad with a smaller screen? I don’t get it really.