iPad Mini Release Date: Wasn’t Apple Supposed to Launch it with iPhone 5?
Sep 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT
After months of anticipation, on September 12 Apple's CEO Tim Cook and vice president of marketing Phil Schiller announced at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco Apple's latest smartphone - the iPhone 5. But there was no mention of the iPad Mini, which was rumored to be launched alongside the iPhone 5.
Apple did not launch the mini version of its successful tablet iPad. According to the Huffington Post, the iPad Mini will be 7.85 inches, with a front and back side camera. The price is said to be between $250-$300. Apple's iPad Mini will compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire and Nexus Fire.
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Apple, as is characteristic of the Cupertino company to remain mum about any new product and let the rumors and speculations take over to create excitement and enthusiasm among customers, seems to be applying the same tactic with the iPad Mini.
According to reports, Apple is currently busy juggling with supplying inventory to all company outlets across the nation. According to a report by Mashable Business, so great is the demand for the iPhone 5 that Apple sold out all inventory within an hour. The report also suggests that due to the hot demand, Apple might delay its release at some locations from September 21 to the 28th or maybe even later. A report by Bloomberg predicts that Apple will sell around 58 million iPhone 5s by the end of 2012.
Schiller said of the iPhone 5, "It's an absolute jewel," as reported by Fox News.
The latest smartphone has features that most techies had already predicted. The phone is certainly wider and lighter than its predecessor- iPhone 4S.
Here are the important features of Apple's latest product:
1) Aesthetic: As predicted, the iPhone 5 flaunts a wider screen i.e. 4 inches. Its physical type is sleeker and lighter than the 4S, particularly 18 percent thinner and 20 percent wider than its previous model.
2) Wireless Compatibility: As Wall Street Journal among others predicted iPhone 5 has 4G LTE HSPA+, DC-HSDPA compatibility. The phone has 4G like its rival Samsung Galaxy S3 and others. According to Schiller the new model is two times faster than its predecessor, mainly credited to a new A6 technical processor.
3) Dock Connector, You're going to need new accessories- that was the rumor prior to the launch, now this rumor has been become a fact! Yes! iPhone 5 has a new dock connector, smaller than that of the previous iPhone. The new dock connector of the iPhone 5 is many pin ports less than any of the other iPhones in the past. While this sounds like an improvement what this essentially means that the accessories including chargers that iPhone users possess now will be rendered useless should they decide to up-grade to the latest iPhone
4) Camera: obviously the camera is an incredibly important aspect for the iPhone, or rather any smartphone for that matter. The iPhone 5 too has newer features pertaining to this function. Although it possess the same 8MP as its previous models, Schiller and Cook assured customers that the camera has new improved lower-light capabilities, along with quicker image capturing ability.