Apple announced a new tablet named the iPad mini at a press event Tuesday in San Jose, CA. The tablet’s screen measures 7.85 inches diagonally, giving it a bit more real estate than its 7-inch competitors.
The iPad mini is 7.2 millimeters thick and weighs 0.68 pounds, 53 percent lighter than the iPad. The mini has a 7.9-inch1024×768 display, making it 35 percent larger than 7-inch Android tablets like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD but with a lower resolution. Apple CEO Tim Cook made a point of the physical size of the display, noting that the iPad mini has 29.6 square inches of screen to a 7-inch Android tablet’s 21.9 inches.
Inside, the tablet has an A5 processor, the same system-on-a-chip used in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, and an 802.11ab/g/n Wi-Fi radio. An HD camera is embedded in the bezel on the front, and a 5-megapixel camera is on the back.
Many of the people commenting on the iPad min – its price and spec º forget one thing: Apple will be selling these in a ton of countries very soon. Many competitors are lucky to sell their wares well in one country.
The iPad mini will be a big seller almost everywhere because only Apple can sell them everywhere. No one else can match their reach.
That is why Apple will make a lot of money even at $329.