Apple officially announced the launch date of the iPad mini yesterday and the internet is buzzing around this new little addition to the mobile tablet family, but should you buy an iPad Mini?
I have found little use for the iPad, from a mobile perspective, as a content creator. That said, it has gotten me through some really long flight delays by watching movies, reading my favorite blogs with the Pulse app, and playing hours of Angry Birds. I’m not bashing the iPad, there is no question Apple has changed the way the world consumes content, but the device has just not fit my personal needs due to its size and my stubbornness to master the virtual keyboard.
I’m probably not alone in that assessment. While I do not have any official numbers to share, I would bet more people use their iPads at home than they do on the go.
The iPhone screen is convenient, but the mobile web browsing experience is not optimal. The large iPad screen makes mobile web browsing optimal, but the reality of carrying around another large device is not convenient. Thankfully Apple is addressing these issues, and the iPad Mini could be the solution many people are looking for.
Here are some great links to get even more info and opinions on the iPad Mini:
Information Week – iPad Mini Tablet: Visual Tour
Forbes – Apple iPad Mini: First Impressions
Wall Street Journal – Could the iPad Mini Be a Gameing Game-Changer?
Computer World – iPad Mini will be a hit with workers, analysts predict
So should you buy an iPad mini? It really depends on what you are looking for. We know that Apple faithful will buy anything and everything the company produces, but if you have yet to make the jump into the tablet world I feel the iPad Mini would be a fantastic entry point.
Will you buy the new iPad Mini?