Apple release the iPad Mini

Steve Jobs may well be turning in his grave at the news that Apple has launched it’s first iPad Mini. Despite their visionary ex-CEO stating that 7-inch tablets would be ‘dead-on-arrival’ when they came to market, the Apple guided by Tim Cook has decided unveiled Apple’s first 7.9 inch iPad. Costing from £269 for the 16GB version, the new device comes with a decidedly lack-lustre spec list; an A5 chip, a 1024 x 768 display and just 163 PPI. It is, in essence, an iPad 2. Admittedly, squeezing this into a device weighing just 308g is impressive. However, since the release of the iPad 2, the competition has been busy. Google shocked the tech world with it’s Asus-built Nexus 7  just 4 months ago. The Android powered tablet packs a quad-core Tegra 3 chip behind a 1280 x 800 display…and you can pick one up from just £159. Oh, and that includes £15 to spend in the Play Store.

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