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Why an iPad Mini might be the right tablet for you

Tony Bradley | Oct. 17, 2012
So, rumor has it that Apple will host an event on the imminent horizon--give or take two weeks--to announce a smaller iPad model. The "Apple iPad Mini" as it's been dubbed by the rumor mill, is expected to be a 7 or 8-inch sibling of the iPad, designed to compete with smaller tablet rivals like the Google Nexus 7, or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

Granted, this is all pure speculation. Why? Well, because officially there's no such thing as an iPad Mini, and nobody really has any clue what the features and capabilities of such a device will be if it does exist. As of right now, all we have are "leaked" images and information that might be fake, and hints of a possible Apple press event that was originally rumored to be this week, but pushed back to next week when no invitations arrived to confirm the first rumor.

So, maybe there will soon be an Apple iPad Mini. Maybe there won't. If there is, though, I think it's safe to assume it will have a seismic impact on the 7-inch tablet market. More importantly, if the price is right and the capabilities are remotely similar to those of the larger iPad, the iPad Mini could be an ideal device for business use.


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