Monday, 5 March 2012

Samsung hints at Q3 7-inch Apple iPad Mini release


Ahead of the eagerly awaited iPad 3 release date, leaked Samsung documents have suggested Apple will launch a new 7.85-inch iPad Mini tablet
Just days ahead of the official iPad 3 release unveiling Samsung has seemingly confirmed recent reports Apple will launch a second, 7-inch tablet dubbed the iPad Mini later this year.

The surprising revelation, which has appeared via a Samsung Securities document, has suggested Apple will back up its latest 9.7-inch Apple iPad offering with a new, sub-sized model that will be made available to consumers around the time of the expected Q3 iPhone 5 release.

Offering no further details on the hotly tipped device, the Samsung leak has revealed the Korean company’s beliefs that Apple "plans in 1Q12 to launch the iPad 3", as well as tantalisingly teasing that "in 3Q12 a new 7-inch product temporarily referred to as the iPad mini".

Going against past statements made by the company, Apple has been rumoured for a number of months to be working on a 7.85-inch tablet. Hitting out at the Android competition Steve Jobs famously belittled 7-inch tabs stating that users would need to “sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size” to make use of the devices. He added that 7-inches "isn't sufficient to create great tablet apps" while requiring users to "

Apple iPad 3 Rumours

Set to be officially unveiled this Wednesday, March 7th, the Apple iPad 3 is is expected to play host to a higher resolution screen, similar to the Retina display offering found on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

"The new display is capable of greater resolution than the current iPad, with more pixels on its screen than some high- definition televisions," an unnamed insider source announced recently. "The pixels are small enough to make the images look like printed material. Videos begin playing almost instantly because of the additional graphics processing."

Elsewhere recent iPad 3 rumours have suggested the iPad 2 replacement will feature a form factor 1mm thicker than its predecessor with the increased internal space to be filled with the new display, an A6 quad-core CPU and improved optics for the rear-mounted camera.
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