Steve Jobs will turn in his grave ;-) A screen size of 7.9", a mere 0.9" more than most of its competitors, Apple is able to steal the limelights from Samsung, Microsoft, Google and whoever chooses to enter the arena. No, it is not a mini iPad. It is the iPad mini, a new gadget in its own right!
Yes, it has the specs of the iPad 2, only better and more. To me, it embodies the best of both the iPhone 5 & the iPad 2. iPad mini is THE gadget of the future. It is an electronic paperback, a coffee table book, an MP4 player, a game console & even a mobile phone, all in one. It is not an oversized Galaxy Note neither is it a downsized iPad. Instead, it is THE gadget of my dream. Yes, finally it is here!
So, in essence, what does iPad mini has that the iPad & iPhone don't? You asked.
The right screen size, lighter weight, thinner body, sleeker surface makes it a delight to hold for hours; be it on the train, plane or in the bed!
A battery life that rivals those of the iPad 2, a less heated case and a much faster processor.
Improved user interface (such as Reader in the browser Safari) & pleasant touch sensory. It is a delight to hold & to touch.
Last but not least, an affordable price (starts from US$329 for 16GB wifi version)!
Oh no, I am happy even if it is 50% more expensive than Nexus 7 & Galaxy Tab 2. It is value for money! An ecosystem of user friendly Apps with iTunes University where anyone willing is able to get hours of courses from top notch universities and received first class education from anywhere in the world!
Finally! The iPad mini was delivered by Apple store to me some 30 hours after the official launch on Nov 2. I have been waiting patiently for Apple to produce something lighter than my iPad 2 which I thought to be the best product Apple had ever produced. It is my favorite even after my acquisition of iPhone 5 2 weeks ago. Now that I have set up my iPad mini I must admit it has now become my most favorite gadget! For now I am more than 100% happy!