Google’s recent announcement around Google’s new Nexus 7 Android tablet may have been the motivation forcing Apple to take their arms from behind their back to respond to Google’s direct challenge. Now we have much greater faith that the rumored ‘iPad Mini’ a smaller version of Apple’s enormously popular iPad might indeed get made.
If an an iPad Mini comes our way just how might it stack up? Steve Jobs expressed his personal disinterest in a 7″ iPad, and ruled out speculation that Apple was working on one or would realease one. Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook in the wake of Mr. Jobs paasing now seems to have modified Apple’s stance saying that “things have changed”. That probably due to the appearance of the Nexus 7.
Google’s Nexus 7 has staked out a range of new vertical market opportunities as well launch an assault zeroing in on Apple’s weakest point, price. The Nexus 7 tablet is no shabby pretender it is a powerful little device priced at $199 for a quad-core 7-inch tablet with 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Reviewers claim it to be the best 7-inch tablet available.
An iPad Mini if it actually happens would go up against the Nexus 7, the second gen. Kindle Fire models, Samsung’s Galaxy Note and what we can supposed will be a whole host of many new tablets from major manufactuers like Microsoft, Dell, HP, LG, Lenovo and others.
The latest rumors suggest that the iPad Mini will have a touchscreen between 7 and 8 inches diagonally. Very little else is being revealed about the hardware front except that the iPad Mini would not feature the same Retina Display that differentiates the new iPad from everything else in the tablet marketplace.
Important questions also remain: Price; hardware configuration.
The battle ground is being marked out for a blood-in-the-streets battle between these two tech giants and their highly desired products.