'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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

JanFredrikB Avatar
151 months ago
iPad Air. Haha! Of course it's iPad Mini!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMacaque Avatar
151 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.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nick_elt Avatar
151 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
likemyorbs Avatar
151 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nick_elt Avatar
151 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?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nick_elt Avatar
151 months ago
still not gonna happen...........



:)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)