Business

Mini iPad hits the market

Apple has just released its latest gadget: the iPad Mini. This new device is 50% lighter than the regular iPad weighing at just 308 grams with a screen that measures
29 Oct 2012 13:03

Apple has just released its latest gadget: the iPad Mini. This new device is 50% lighter than the regular iPad weighing at just 308 grams with a screen that measures 7 inches. As the name suggests, the iPad Mini is certainly smaller making it easier to hold it with one hand and surf the internet, watch a movie or read a book.
The iPad Mini has a starting price of just $369 AUD ($683.33 FJD) with a delivery date of November 2nd . Pre-orders are now accepted by the Apple on line store. www.apple.com.au
The size of an iPad Mini is bigger than a phone but smaller than a tablet. And it’s perfect for your business presentation folder and can even be tucked inside a ladies handbag. The physical size and feel is slightly larger and heavier (30 grams) than the Amazon Kindle.
The iPad Mini runs applications similar to a standard iPad. It also uses the same Cloud Services as a full size iPad however the only difference is that it has a smaller screen. Personally I need to use reading glasses which is why I find the larger screen easier to read rather than on an iPhone.
Built in Assistant
In the iPad Mini, there’s a built-in app specially designed to work like your personal assistant. It allows you to communicate with the iPad Mini using simple English commands. By speaking into the device, the iPad converts the commands into instructions to create text messages, schedule appointments, makes phone calls or send emails. This app also adds text messages for you without you typing it manually. If you ask a question it’ll retrieve answers from the Web and provide the best one for you. This app has been referred to as the first ‘artificial intelligence’ application as it enables interaction using voice commands.
For instance when you give a command like ‘tell my wife I am running late”, this app interprets your instruction then sends an SMS to your wife informing her that you’re late. Even if you ask for restaurants around you, it will check the GPS and respond with the closest places. If you say ‘How about Mexican” it will remember the last search and refine the list giving you the Mexican options speaking verbally.
Features
All the standard iPad applications, Apples store downloads continue to work on the new iPad Mini including,
•    Web browser
•    Email
•    SMS messages
•    Newsstand
•    Photo Booth
•    Clock
•    Calendar
•    Maps
•    Music
•    iTunes
•    App store
•    Siri (Voice assistant)
•    Over 275,000 apps
Power Compatibility
The power socket has changed to a new lightening connector same as the iPhone 5.  The longer battery life gives you an enjoyable 10 hours of web surfing on Wi-Fi, music or watching videos.
Options are a white or black case, Wifi or Wifi + cellular.
Specifications
For technical people the specifications are;
•    Height: 200mm
•    Width: 134.7 mm
•    Depth 7.2 mm
•    Storage options 16GB, 32GB or 64 GB
•    Wireless
•    Bluetooth
•    7.9-inch (diagonal)
•    1024-by-768 resolution
•    Dual Core A5
•    Face time video calling
•    Face detection
•     4G mobile connection
•    1.2 megapixel cameras
•    1080p HD video
•    3.5 mm headphone mini jack




Fijisun E-edition
Advertise with fijisun
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: