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Apple to unveil iPad Mini among gadgets

2012-10-23 14:50

Cape Town – A report in the Huffington Post suggests that Apple is going to unveil a Retina MacBook as well as a new iPad with the iPad Mini at an event that will be held in San Jose, California.

It is rumoured that Apple will offer both Wi-Fi and cellular (3G or 4G) models of the iPad Mini. A new version of Apple's books software, iBooks, is also said to be arriving with the tablet, which will help bolster Apple's push into the classroom.

9to5Mac and AllThingsD, two websites with deep Apple connections, have both reported that Apple is prepared to show off a new MacBook Pro as a kind of gateway to the iPad Mini.

The laptop in question is a MacBook Pro with a 13-inch Retina display; Apple's first Retina MacBook Pro has a large 15-inch screen.

Apple has also been rumored to out an even newer new iPad on Tuesday, along with the iPad Mini. Apple will now offer a version featuring the Lightning dock connector rather than the outmoded, soon-to-be-obsolete big dock connectors the tablet currently sports.

– For the full article visit Huffington Post.

Comments
  • nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-10-23 16:32

    Its a copy of the Galaxy note, or some other min-pad - but guess what, non-one is going to run around crying foul like apple. Even the MacBook is a Notebook PC, not invented by Apple - copied from other PC makers!!! Copy cat cry babies!!!

      dtangocci - 2012-10-23 17:11

      Apple actually brought out the laptop as we know it today. From Wikipedia: "The Apple PowerBook series, introduced in October 1991, pioneered changes that are now de facto standards on laptops, such as room for a palm rest, and the inclusion of a pointing device (a trackball)." Incidentally, Apple also *invented* the first personal computer. They also catapulted into mainstream use (amongst others) the graphical user interface, the mouse, USB and Multi Touch. They were responsible for the first consumer-friendly home video, photo and music editing applications, the first real online music store (which is the number one music store in the USA). Yes, Apple didn't invent the first portable music player or tablet, but they were the first company to revolutionise these products and make a massive commercial success out of them. With every product I've mentioned so far, competitors took years to catch up. The iPhone is another story. Look at phones before the iPhone was introduced (there was absolutely nothing like it) and look at phones 3 years later - so many blatant copies. Apple is one of the most innovative companies in the world. That being said, I find "fanboys" of a particular brand or product quite childish. Samsung are making some very good products at the moment and I think the Galaxy S3 is a worthy competitor even to the iPhone 5. Competition in any market is good. Without it, innovation stifles. So forget the pissing contest. Welcome competition. It's good for us!

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-10-24 10:40

      Incidentally I agree with you on most of what you said. Apple is extremely inoovative, but their tactics just irritated me quite a lot, with suing everyone for everything. currently they have a new map application on the iPhone replacing google maps. Soulh google now cry faul or simple make their product better? I love(d) Apple. The very first PC I used was the Apple II, followed by the Apple IIe and the Mac (the box shaped one with the mouse). By their tactics of late are simnple irritating to sya the least. Let me tell you what irriates me with the iPhone - and i-Tunes - to register for an Apple ID they already want credit card details!! And you need to purchase Whatup for $0.99 and pay more in transaction costs - that is duft and amounts to restraint of trade - trying to force people to buy their product so that they can use their communication platform - like the failing Blackberry!

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