When it comes to evaluating the next big thing, we turn to our secret weapon: the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today's topic is the (presumed) iPad mini.
In order to compete in the 8-inch tablet market, most rumors have hinted that the iPad mini has been designed for compromise. Some sources say no cellular data. Others say no Retina. Still others say the price has to be compromised to accommodate the iPod touch.
To ship a consumer-friendly device, what special sauce can Apple cook into the iPad mini product? Should we expect a FaceTime-capable camera? Or could Apple partner with telecoms for inexpensive restricted data for shopping? What are some ways that Apple can expand the mini beyond a repackaged iPad 1 in a smaller frame?
You tell us. Place your vote in this poll and then join in the comments with all your analysis.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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