iPad Mini Event Said to Focus on iBooks

NewImageThe Next Web is reporting that the rumored iPad Mini event scheduled for October 23rd will have a heavy focus on iBooks. The iPad Mini will be aimed at smaller tablets like the Kindle Fire, that are generally used to consume content including books and movies.

In what will likely be completely unsurprising news to many, we’ve now heard from multiple sources that Apple’s as-yet-unannounced iPad mini event will have a strong focus on iBooks. Since an iPad mini would likely be squarely aimed at those who wish to partake of media on their tablets, that would make a lot of sense.

Apple executive Eddy Cue said in an email released during the Apple v. Samsung trial that he "found email, books, Facebook and video very compelling" on a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy tablet. It seems likely that Apple will focus on similar uses for the iPad Mini.

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Nightarchaon Avatar
152 months ago
But wont a 7 inch iPad make zombie Steve rise from the grave and wreck terrible vengeance on those who didn't heed his warning that nobody wanted a 7 inch device ?

Obviously THIS is the event the mayans predicted would be the end of the world, as Tim announces a 7 inch iPad to the world, zombie Steve arises to eradicate mankind from the planet and replace Humanity with iHumanity modelled in his own image..



Or maybe its late and I've had too much caffeine and sugar
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gregwyattjr Avatar
152 months ago
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AngerDanger Avatar
152 months ago
All about iBooks? I hope they take the faux wood even further!

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CapnJackGig Avatar
152 months ago
Good luck with that at. Kindle's can be read outdoors in the brightest sunlight. iPad screens can barely be seen even on a cloudy day. Amazon's Kindle and their book selection owns iBooks.
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skellener Avatar
152 months ago
If they want to push iBooks, how about an iBook reader app for OS X?? I mean, c'mon....you can buy an iBook on a Mac, you can even create an iBook on a Mac, but read one? Forget it.

Sticking with Kindle books for now. Buy the book read it anywhere on almost any device. Switch from a PC to Mac? No problem. Switch from an iPhone to Android? No problem.

In the words of Seth Meyers, "Really Apple?....Really?"
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bushido Avatar
152 months ago
the reason i got a kindle after my new iPad was mostly due to the fact that i couldnt read shiat on the iPad outside and that my focus would drift away from reading after 5 mins cuz the iPad does too many other entertaining things ^^

plus better battery life

basic kindle for books
else iPad
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