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There were many who were almost at the edge of their seats when Apple unveiled the iPad mini and the new iPad refresh (iPad 4). Despite this, there are also a number of iPad owners who are peeved at Apple for launching the latest iPad. This is according to a new survey.
The survey was conducted by Toluna QuickSurveys. The survey firm polled 2,000 current iPad owners. 45% of these owners were annoyed Apple announced the iPad 4 too soon, when the iPad 3 (new iPad) was only launched this year in March.
Sadly, Toluna QuickSurveys failed to include in their survey the reason why current iPad owners are annoyed at the iPad 4. However, it seems the common consensus is that owners feel their iPad is now obsolete less than a year after it was launched.
The refresh of the new iPad sports the Lightning connector just like the iPhone 5 and supports EE’s 1800MHz 4G spectrum. It also packs the A6X processor. Apple claims that the chip is two times faster compared to the older iPad, which makes it the most powerful iOS device in the market.
Other specs include a 9.7-inch retina display with a resolution of 1536×2048 pixels, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.2-megapixel HD front-facing camera, which is more powerful compared to the previous 0.3-megapixle secondary camera.
Although the survey revealed that current iPad owners are peeved at the iPad 4, it does reveal that the iPad mini has been received more positively.
According to the survey, 14% are sure to get their hands on the device while 32% say that they would probably buy the device, which means that 46% are interested in getting the smaller iPad. 21% say they would get it as a gift.
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According to new report, Apple is planning to launch a refresh of the new iPad alongside the launch of the iPad mini on the 23rd of October (Tuesday).
According to 9to5Mac’s sources, the refreshed version of the new iPad will sport the smaller Lightning connector just like the iPhone 5 as well as improved specs. This backs up a report from the Guardian, which broke out last week.
Users to benefit from the new iPad refresh are said to be customers in the US. EE (formerly known as Everything Everywhere) will be launching the first 4G network in the UK dubbed the 4GEE network. The network operator will be offering a 4G version of the iPhone 5. The refreshed new iPad is said to support global LTE support as well.
The refresh, according to the report, will not be the iPad 4. 9to5Mac also says that the device could sport a beefier processor as well as a longer lasting battery. Unfortunately, it failed to mention the specifics.
The main attraction at Apple’s event that will be kicking off on the 23rd of October in San Jose, California will be the hotly-anticipated iPad mini.
The rumoured iPad mini is said to sport a 7.85-inch display (not a retina display like the new iPad) and the smaller Lightning connector just like the iPhone 5. It is said to be Apple’s answer to cheaper and smaller Android tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7, which have eaten away on the iPad’s market share.
An inventory leak suggests that there will be various versions of the iPad mini. The device is said to be available from an 8GB to 32GB versions, which will be available in Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + Cellular versions.
Do you think Apple will be launching a new iPad refresh that can work with EE’s 4GEE network? Share your thoughts through a comment below.
Apparently, HTC is having a hard time deciding whether it should go after the Google Nexus 7 or the iPad.
Speaking to Fierce Wireless, Jeff Gordon, an HTC exec, said that the Taiwanese firm is “watching that market very, very closely” and will launch a slate that would “make a splash”.
The tablet market has been split into two divisions. On one side is the top of the line tablets, which is dominated by Apple’s iPad. On the other side is the cheaper and smaller tablets, wherein the Google Nexus 7 has proven to be successful. Gordon adds that HTC is still “not set on one strategy over another”.
Aside from the tablet market, the Taiwanese firm is reportedly developing a 5-inch tablet that will challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This 5-inch device is either the rumoured 5-inch version of the One X or the 5-inch DLX.
The Apple iPad is the hottest-selling device in the tablet market. Although it doesn’t offer the best specs or the best value for your money, it has killed the competition ever since the tablet market started three years back.
The Taiwanese firm has sold three tablets in total in the US. These are the Flyer (also available in the UK), the Evo View 4G, and the Jetstream. According to Gordon, HTC’s attempt to penetrate the tablet market was a “great learning experience for” the company. With HTC pulling out all tablets from US shelves, this also means that it didn’t make any money trying to sell tablets.
Which tablet should HTC go after? Do you think it should go after the iPad, or do you think the Taiwanese firm should go after the Google Nexus 7? Or, do you think it should just focus on smartphones? Share your thoughts through a comment on our Facebook page.