Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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iPad 2 owners rejoice
by henderson101 on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:19 UTC
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2006-05-30

The fact that the features of the mini are so similar to the iPad 2 means that we iPad 2 owners have a new "promise" that our devices will be supported with OS updates for a couple more years.

I too own a Nexus 7. It's a good little device. Am I envious of the new iPad mini? Not really. My Nexus 7 gives me different things. My iPad 2 gives me different things. As a user and consumer, they both suit me. I don't think I need yet another/different tablet. But next time I upgrade (2+ years from now), I'll look in the iPad mini direction first I think. The size id much more convenient in general.

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RE: iPad 2 owners rejoice
by Narishma on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:58 in reply to "iPad 2 owners rejoice"
Narishma Member since:
2005-07-06

Knowing Apple, don't be surprised if they release a new OS update that somehow only works on the iPad mini and not the iPad 2, even though they have the same hardware.

Edited 2012-10-23 20:03 UTC

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RE[2]: iPad 2 owners rejoice
by henderson101 on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 23:25 in reply to "RE: iPad 2 owners rejoice"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

True, but the fact the iPad 2 is still in the line up guarantees another year. The fact that iOS 6 is also snappy as ever on the iPad 2 also bodes well. Not so for the iPhone 4, which now has pretty dismal performance in some situations.

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RE[2]: iPad 2 owners rejoice
by stanbr on Wed 24th Oct 2012 15:32 in reply to "RE: iPad 2 owners rejoice"
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2009-05-22

Are you sure you know apple?? You do realize that even the old 3GS phones are running the new iOS, right? (sure, not with all functions, but still...)

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