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'iPad Mini' Name Confirmed by Smart Cover Part Descriptions

9to5Mac reports that it has received confirmation of a new set of Smart Covers launching today for Apple's "iPad mini". The accessories are described as "iPad Mini Smart Covers", all but confirming that Apple will use the "mini" designation as part of the device's official name.


Smart Cover for full-size iPad

Japanese blog Mac Otakara claimed in late August that Apple would use the long-standing "iPad mini" informal title as the official name of the device, and it appears that this is indeed the case. Others have, however, been advocating for alternative names, such as noted Apple pundit John Gruber having expressed his preference for "iPad Air".

The new iPad Mini Smart Covers are said to be available in red, dark gray, light gray, pink, green, and blue.

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26 months ago
iPad Air. Haha! Of course it's iPad Mini!
Rating: 13 Votes
26 months ago

Makes sense. iPod Mini> iPad Mini. And then iPhone can be renamed iPad Nano.


Get rid of the screen, knock a few dollars off the price, and it will be the iPad Shuffle.
Rating: 12 Votes
26 months ago

A SAD day for Apple if this smaller, irrelevant and me-too iPad is actually released today - let's hope this is NOT the case.


i bet this irrelevant ipad will sell millions.
Rating: 9 Votes
26 months ago
still not gonna happen...........



:)
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago

Makes sense. iPod Mini> iPad Mini. And then iPhone can be renamed iPad Nano.


or the iphone can just stay iphone since it has basic phone functions no?
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago

Nope, it will FLOP.


Yeah just like the other iPad, Apple sucks. I can't even believe they're taking another stab at this whole "iPad" concept when the market has already clearly rejected it.
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago
These events are no fun! Everything leaks and we know all the details weeks in advance now. Only solution is to not log onto the Internet.
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago

Nope, it will FLOP.


Flop right off the shelf, into the hands of millions of happy consumers! :D
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago

I wonder how many Apple fanatics today will praise how "revolutionary" and awesome the iPad mini is...and how many of those fanatics were the same ones that blasted Google and Amazon for their smaller-sized tablets.

In case the fanboys forget... I'd like to remind them that they should head over to their local department store and buy some sandpaper :)

Steve Jobs: "This size (7-inches for a tablet) isn’t sufficient to create great tablet apps in our opinion. While one could increase the resolution of the display to make up for some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size.

Apple has done extensive user testing on touch interfaces over many years and we really understand this stuff...These are among the reasons we think the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA. Dead On Arrival."



Doesn't matter, they'll sell millions and millions of these. I'm getting 2.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago
iPad nano (http://www.tauxeef.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ipadNano2.jpg) :D
Rating: 4 Votes

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