Apple Presents the iPad Mini, New iMac, MacBook Pro: The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had once declared that the iPad will never be released in a smaller sized variation – yet it has happened. The current Apple CEO Tim Cook presented the all new iPad Mini, which is a smaller and more convenient version of the famous iPad.
At first glance, it looks like Apple has a very evident trick up its sleeve – it is varying the sizes of the Apple gadgets and throwing them in the market. Earlier the iPhone 5 was released, which was nothing but a bigger version of the iPhone 4S (and had some new glitch-filled softwares). Now, the iPad Mini looks like nothing but a smaller variation of the existing best seller. The question is: is the iPad Mini good enough to stand alone as another gadget, and not just a variation?
The answer was provided by Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company’s vice president of marketing Phil Schiller, who unveiled the iPad Mini in California on Monday. The event took place at a media launch that was anticipated with much fervor and excitement; despite the various failures of the iPhone 5, Apple devotees are looking forward to the new iPad.
The Apple iPad Mini costs $329 and is a seven inch tablet with almost all functions of the regular iPad. It is supposedly launched in the market to compete with the other seven inch tablets made available by companies like Google and Amazon.
At the iPad Mini media launch, Schiller boasted that ever since its launch, the iPad has sold over 84 million gadgets. Now, a similar response is being expected from the iPad Mini. The Mini is only 7.2mm thick, which is one-fourth times thinner than the iPad 4G. The sharp small screen display will show images at a resolution of 1024×768.
It was added that the iPad mini is not just a shrunken version of the iPad, but it is a whole new machine. It can be conveniently held in one hand and will start with storage of 16GB.