iPad Mini/Nano: The next Bigfoot
This miniature iPad has been more hunted and sought after than Bigfoot himself! So I ask you this question “Does the iPad Mini/Nano exist?” I am going to have to go with a “YES” the iPad Mini/Nano does exist. Maybe I believe because I have faith, maybe I believe because I want to believe. Will we see it with the launch of the New iPhone? Geekly Gaming makes some great points about its release.
The iPad is the dominant tablet on the market currently, and it doesn’t look like that is going to change. If Apple were to offer an alternative to the current model iPad, it would make more sense to wait until early Spring. The new iPod and iPhone releases are coming up in the Fall, and the regular iPad releases are usually in March.
- Geekly Gaming
With that in mind remember that Apple has split the launch of new iPhones, iPods, and iPod touches into to two different points of the year. Placing the product releases at about 6 months between each other. Obviously to give you enough time to save for the next product!
Will the iPad move to 16:9?
Probably not. The reasoning for this is due to the fact that iPad is a cross purpose device. The iPad can be used as a creation device, take Garage Band or iMovie for instance. The device can take advantage of the 4:3 ratio. Also remember that Steve Jobs’ iPad is the resurrection of the magazine/print media moving into digital. I know for a fact that 16:9 is somewhat a clumsy format to design to when presenting a magazine. I don’t see Apple moving the iPad from this ratio for a while.
Not much is really know about this mysterious iPad mini but I would have to guess that they will throw in the A5X chip and keep it at a 1GB of RAM. Really the only thing that they need to do with an iPad mini/nano is make sure to match the price of the Google Nexus and the Kindle Fire or at least attempt to get in the sub $300 range.
Apple and its future:
Call me a purist, but I believe that the absence of Jobs has left Apple somewhat clamoring for its “next big thing”. Until something drastic happens, Apple will continue to do what you expect them to… iterative updates and slight hardware adjustments. Why fix something that is not broken?”