The iPad mini. Forever, it's been this wacky rumor. Heck, leave it to Apple to come up with absolutely everything, eh? They already have the perfect phone that practically everyone in the world owns, and the perfect super functional cool-looking iPad tablet that so totally OWNS every other tablet. Naturally, it's time to add another gem to their Apple powerhouse arsenal.
Let's be real: It looks cute. It's like the iPad's baby sister. They could go on dates together! I foresee lots of cutesie quality time at a cozy little coffee shop where the two devices could sip mocha lattes (well, stand next to them, anyway) and trade pictures of their besties and music via iCloud.
But the question is: Would you buy one? My answer: Not necessarily.
OK OK, before you jump down my throat, let me tell you why: I already have the head honcho iPad. You know, the cooler past sibling -- the iPad 2. In my mind, as an iPad 2 and iPhone 4 owner, there's just no reason for me to spring for the middle sibling. I want to, though! Money though, small issue.
So what are reasons to spring for the iPad mini? Well, if you are a major fan of the Kindle or the Nook, then this slightly larger iPhone without the calling capabilities is specifically made for YOU. In my mind, the people at Apple are aiming for the female demographic. You know, the women who keep that handy device in their purse and tote it around with them. They want to reduce the bulk of the iPad and make it more totable, more mom-on-the-go-friendly.
Apple is a dominating force. We've seen what they've done to the world of cellphones. This iPad mini is their attempt at killing off the "lesser" devices because, heck, they're Apple and they know it's possible. Unless I'm selling my normal-sized iPad, though, I think I'll have to pass for now. That, and invest in a bigger purse.
Are you interested in the iPad Mini?
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