Apple’s new iPad Mini which is a smaller 7.9″ version of the original iPad has almost the same features found in its bigger predecessor. The mini is priced at a reasonable $329 for the lowest WiFi model and keeps on increasing with each additional feature like greater storage, 3G and 4G . Now the one question which obviously arises in everybody’s mind is that whether this little affordable iPad be able to beat the likes of other Android Tablets in the same category bearing similar specifications and in some cases like the Nexus 7 even priced less as compared to Apple’s new born baby boy.
Like any other Apple product, there is no doubt this little guy will sell, and probably sell unlike any other iPad to date. It is Apple, after all, and people will go for the brand, but is it really a better deal? Apple is getting very competitive and has decided to compare the iPad Mini to the Nexus 7 in its own keynote announcement, but let’s jump in and see it from an objective point of view. The Nexus 7 which is a pure Android Jelly Bean powered tablet manufactured by Asus in collaboration with Google and is one of the major players who might give the ipad mini a run for its money.
Besides the 7.9″ IPS display with 1024×768 resolution, the ipad mini comes bundled with Apple’s A5 processor, 16-64GB of internal storage, and more. It is very thin and portable at 7.2 mm thick and 308 grams light, and will offer the speed and smoothness from iOS 6. Other features include a 5MP iSight camera along with an HD Facetime front camera. Compared to its big brother iPad, which is now in its 4th generation with an HD FaceTime camera and an A6X processor, it doesn’t seem to be much more than a smaller version without as fast of a processor. But Apple’s looking to attack a sector of the market that they feel the Nexus 7 and even Amazon’s Kindle Fire simply won’t be able to match them in. Furthermore, the device comes bundled with a powerful battery which promises to last for 10 hours on a single charge.
So there you have it folks !! After months of speculation, the ipad mini is finally here now the million dollar question is that would it be able to punch a hole in Android’s flourishing market or have Apple finally managed to one-up their biggest competitors this time around ? We’ll have to wait a few days to find out