Neoseeker : News : Apple revealing mini iPad next week, rumors confirmed
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DedValve Oct 16, 12
Welp, looks like handheld gaming is dead. Sorry Nintendo, you and your tens of millions of sales are now endangered of being overrun by minute long games and Sony...well your already dead so no loss there.

That aside will it at least come up 1 new innovative feature? When was the last time they really made anything innovative themselves? bleh.
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Linnie Oct 16, 12
I thought an iPad was a larger iPod.

This is a smaller larger iPod?
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Huntereb Oct 16, 12
quote Lin Keui Swampert
This is a smaller larger iPod?
Pretty much, yet it will sell hundreds of thousands.

"Hey everyone lets go spend $800 on a smaller iPad! Because this isn't the same crap Apple has been shoveling into our mouths for the past 5 years!"
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Hockeyjock Oct 16, 12
Sigh...Apple haters gonna hate! Guess they just can't get over the fact that iPods, iPhones, and iPads are all...you know...really damn awesome...

oh no no! Zune and Nexus all the way!!! They are SOOOOOOO superior!!!
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VeGiTAX2 Oct 16, 12
Love how "haters gonna hate" is the new pop culture excuse for anything. "this new car catches on fire at 65mph" "LOLOLOLOLOL HATERZ GUNNA H8 BRO"

If anything it takes your attempt at logic and violates it repeatedly in a corner until it's a lifeless corpse that everyone ignores.
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RabidChinaGirl Oct 16, 12
Ded Valve They're good at improving and driving a market forward... and then promptly suing the living daylights out of everything and everyone.
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LOD-squa Oct 16, 12
Best. I really hope they add some sort of a feature to this new device that makes it worth it, tbh they haven't outdone themselves since the i4. I'm going to skip this event and just read the headlines afterwards. I've always called the iPad an iPhone on steroids.
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Redemption Oct 16, 12
I think this will sell like hotcakes. Unfortunately that's a death knell for Android 7" tablets (a market they currently have cornered).

It's no surprise either. I've been visiting Best Buy for 7 weeks waiting for them to stock the Nexus 7. Instead they keep pointing me to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which runs Honeycomb, has 2 less cores, and a slower CPU.
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Nagare Oct 16, 12
VeGiTAX2, I think "haters gonna hate" really does apply to a lot of Apple news though. They successfully push forward formerly niche markets into a mass market and profit from their successes before competitors are able to cut in on a price basis. They clearly did something right if they were able to sell 84 million iPads since the initial release two years ago.

Redemption, I don't think that Best Buy ever had or has plans to stock the Nexus 7. Is it not possible to order it from Google Play (or some other online retailer) to get delivered in Canada?
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Arietta Oct 16, 12
quote Redemption
I think this will sell like hotcakes. Unfortunately that's a death knell for Android 7" tablets (a market they currently have cornered).

It's no surprise either. I've been visiting Best Buy for 7 weeks waiting for them to stock the Nexus 7. Instead they keep pointing me to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which runs Honeycomb, has 2 less cores, and a slower CPU.
Why wouldn't they have such a powerful tablet in stock?

Anyways, I really hate this news. iOS is starting to get way too fragmented. It's kind of losing its charm.
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VeGiTAX2 Oct 16, 12
quote Nagare
VeGiTAX2, I think "haters gonna hate" really does apply to a lot of Apple news though. They successfully push forward formerly niche markets into a mass market and profit from their successes before competitors are able to cut in on a price basis. They clearly did something right if they were able to sell 84 million iPads since the initial release two years ago.
The fact that Apple fanboys have used it for ages to write-off stolen patents and anti-competition practices (ebooks) makes it a useless statement. If Apple patents right mouse clicking right now and sues every company for it in a year we'll see the droves come in going "haters gonna hate" as if that means something. The fact that most of these same people have little knowledge or actual interest of how this company does business makes their defense essentially worthless and as brain numbing as the marketing pitches are.

This isn't 2002, even in 2002 calling someone a hater was tacky and in poor taste because of the general origins to the statement.

Either way this isn't a revolution or innovation, it's just a way to extend their sales for the holiday season with the iPad 3 gathering too much dust for their liking and iOS6 at the forefront of their spin. You now have 4 i products to twist in the market allowing for either bi-annual upgrades or quarterly if they really want. They've had their declaration of victory running since the iPhone came out and despite the high volume of fart applications they never secured the same experience. Given Sony has no plans to bring their cross compatible vita binaries to iOS they're unable to even secure that.

Bravo to them making another platform to market when things slow down, it's not much more than that for the company though despite whatever spin they put on it. A mid-annual hardware refresh and a chance to capture a market they don't have hands on yet.
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Spook Oct 17, 12
You know, I was always put off by the size of i tablets. Less powerful than most laptops and definitely less useful than a desktop, but for whatever reason they've been a popular gift item, despite the disgustingly large stickers. If this isn't ridiculously overpriced -- which I'm almost willing to bet that it will be -- I might bite. Mainly to play TWEWY in 1080p, cause that sounds like a riot.
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MiniA Oct 17, 12
It makes me sick to think about, but everybody knows that the mobs with iphone 5s and Ipads will come out in droves to buy this thing. And what exactly is it? A larger iphone? A smaller Ipad?

If it doesn't add any innovation or anything new, why would anybody be impressed by this? I really just don't get it. If any other company did this sort of stuff, people would throw a fit.
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Nagare Oct 17, 12
VeGiTAX2, I don't think their "recent" patent lawsuits and the ebook pricing schemes are what helped them to gain such a following. They definitely didn't influence my decision to buy an iPad when I did. I don't really see how the patents always have to figure into a discussion about Apple introducing a new product. Everyone has patents at this point and they are all suing one another, it isn't a trait unique to Apple.

I also don't think Apple really cares about anything that Sony may have to offer with their ridiculously limited Playstation Mobile Suite which is offered on pretty much just the Xperia Play and maybe a HTC phone or two. The App Store has SO much more to offer, even if you just look at games, than what Sony has with some of the Vita boundaries. Especially if you're talking about being able to play with/compete against friends.

A Person, MiniA[b][/b] I think the main logic behind this is to bring in a slightly different crowd that doesn't quite see the need for a 10 inch tablet, but would more easily try out a smaller 7" tablet. The difference may not seem like much, but it really is quite huge. I'm not really sure how they'll differentiate it too much from the iPad or iPhone, but the really interesting competition will be with the Kindle Fire (and somewhat the Nexus 7).
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