Apple’s October 2012 lineup of iPads [table]

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Credit: Om Malik

Apple (s aapl) today announced the long-rumored iPad Mini, along with a number of updates including a 4th generation iPad. Compare the different versions using the table below.

Size Price Memory Chip Connector
iPad Mini 7.9×5.3 inches .68-.69lbs Wi-Fi $329, $429, $529; Wi-Fi + Cellular $459, $559, $659 16, 32, 64GB Dual-core A5 Lightning
 iPad 2 9.50×7.31 inches 1.33-1.35lbs Wi-Fi $399; Wi-Fi + 3G $529 16 GB Dual-core A5 30-Pin
4th-Gen iPad with retina display 9.50×7.31 inches 1.44-1.46lbs Wi-Fi $499. $599, $699; Wi-Fi + Cellular $629, $729, $829 16, 32, 64GB Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics Lightning

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Eloquotient

The iPad Mini is a brilliant strategic move by Apple, especially for shareholders. it puts up a solid wall between the low end tablets that battle in a trench that Apple thankfully stayed out of. Apple would have been pilloried if they had put out a cheap mini, just to compete in the low end of the market: low margins, compromised standards. Now, if any of those low end tablet manufacturers want to go upscale, they’ll first have to leapfrog the mini.
The mini is a great design that offers a far better product than the low end/small screen tablets and well worth the extra cost.
This move proves that Cook has what it takes to keep Apple growing and shareholders crowing.

jiml1

The ipad mini is just a smaller version of the older product, right?

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