Friday, 29 June 2012

Will We Ever See an iPad Mini?

Once more, the iPad 3 rumors earlier this year subsided when the New iPad was finally unveiled. Most of the rumors became true, but some, unfortunately did not. One feature that people who were contemplating selling iPad 2 expected was Siri on their tablets, just like on the iPhone. When the New iPad came out without Siri, a good number of people were disappointed. A lot though, believed that the next Apple tablet would be likely be very similar in form to the present iPad, albeit with some new features.

A rumor that has been resurfacing time and again comes from the Genius Report saying that Apple is planning on releasing a lower-priced iPad, dubbed the “iPad Mini.”

It has been recently suspected that Apple could capture additional tablet market share by offering a less expensive iPad by pricing the devices in a manner similar to that of what the company now offers with the iPhone 3GS.

The iPad Mini rumor turned up courtesy of Brian White, a Ticonderoga Securities analyst, who believes that the device will be released ahead of the next iPad to contend at a cost which could make it more competitive for less expensive tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

Last year, White issued a statement that titillated those who crave a smaller iPad, especially those who wanted to sell iPad 1. He said, “Our research is pointing to the unveiling of a lower priced iPad in the first few months of 2012 that is aimed at expanding the company’s market potential by tapping into a more price sensitive consumer segment. Essentially, this ‘iPad mini’ will also fend off the recently announced Amazon Kindle Fire that addresses the low-end tablet market with a $199 price tag but could lead to bigger tablet ambitions from the online retailer in the future.”

But then, the new iPad was announced and eventually released, without any news on the mini iPad. One problem people perceived with White’s report was that Apple would be revealing 2 new iPads, one being the iPad Mini, at two different points during the year. That almost never happens, unless the two gadgets are different from each other, for example, and iPad and an iPhone. On the other hand, other tablet manufacturers such as Samsung have successfully released mini versions of their tablets. As of the moment, Samsung lords it over the mini-tablet market with the smaller Galaxys and Galaxy Note.

While the mini iPad didn’t come out with the iPad 2 Plus as some guessed following the iPad 2 announcement, it was also missing when the new iPad was announced. With pictures to prove the claim, the rumor mill is still ripe with a mini-iPad release soon. Many skeptics are saying it’s not likely we’ll see Apple do it this time even when the next iPad(s) are announced.

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