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Was Steve Jobs against Tim Cook’s iPad mini?

Was Steve Jobs against Tim Cook’s iPad mini?

The iPad mini may be one of Apple's hit products, but controversy over whether a smaller version of the tablet was right for the range has reignited after one board member described it as a case of Tim Cook's vision of Apple versus that of Steve Jobs. The former chief executive was notoriously contemptuous of smaller tablets, with Apple board member Robert A. Iger crediting Cook with the vision to push the iPad mini.

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Xiaomi Mi Pad crafts iPad mini clone with Android and iPhone style

Xiaomi Mi Pad crafts iPad mini clone with Android and iPhone style

Xiaomi has revealed its new tablet, the Mi Pad, and it's hard not to see it as a mash-up of Android, the iPad mini, and the colorful shells of the iPhone 5c. The 7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 slate runs Google's OS on NVIDIA's Tegra K1 2.2GHz 4+1 processor, and has two cameras - 8-megapixels on the back, and 5-megapixels on the front - though it's likely to be the aesthetics of hardware and software which cause the most discussion.

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Larger iPhone 6 could cannibalize iPad mini

Larger iPhone 6 could cannibalize iPad mini

When the first real glimpses of the iPad mini came about, a wave of analyst suggestions made clear the possibility that a new iPad could eat into sales of an old one. More importantly, an iPad with a smaller display and a smaller price had real potential for eating into sales of the larger, more expensive model. As it turned out, there was a possibility that the iPad mini would cannibalize AND drive iPad sales as it hit the market.

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iPad mini Retina: Four Months On

iPad mini Retina: Four Months On

The iPad mini with Retina display addressed a lot of the complaints iOS tablet users had of its first-gen predecessor. No longer did a smaller tablet mean lesser screen resolution or a weaker processor, two of the key criticisms, and while the iPad Air undoubtedly improved Apple's full-sized slate, many suggested that the still-more-affordable mini version had become the obvious choice for new tableteers. Four months in, though, has the shine of the Retina iPad mini faded?

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iPad mini Retina Display review – the holy grail of tablets

iPad mini Retina Display review – the holy grail of tablets

It's the iPad mini we've been waiting for: Apple's smaller tablet that, thanks to a Retina display and brand new A7 processor, now punches above its size and makes a legitimate alternative not only for compact-screen Android and Windows rivals, but Apple's own iPad Air too. That Apple has achieved all that with minimal compromises on weight and battery life seems almost too good to be true: could the iPad mini with Retina display be the best tablet in the range? Read on for our full review.

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Retina iPad mini gutted by iFixit

Retina iPad mini gutted by iFixit

You'll find a rather familiar set of bits inside the iPad mini with Retina display this week from the likes of iFixit. The folks notoriously attached to the term "teardown" have found this machine to work with a repairability rating of 2 out of 10 - not so fantastic - but the whole organization of this device's innards are fantastically simple nonetheless. Inside you'll find a variety of parts from brands like Toshiba, NXP, and Elpida too.

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iPad mini with Retina display first-impressions

iPad mini with Retina display first-impressions

Apple's iPad mini with Retina display is here, the second half of the Cupertino company's two-hit tablet refresh for 2013. Keeping the slender design and tactile metal chassis of before, but updating it with all-new internal hardware and a beautiful Retina display, the second-gen iPad mini arguably smooths away all of the few wrinkles reviewers and owners experienced with the original version. Then again, with the iPad Air raising Apple's full-sized iPad game, the new mini has a lot to live up to. Read on for our first-impressions.

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