Feeds

Apple has 7.85in 'iPad Mini' in its labs

Multiple sources say so, claims blogger

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Well-connected Apple blogger John Gruber reckons Cupertino's other tablet company - the iPad guys, not the ones working on Amazon's Kindle - are indeed messing around with 7.85in iPad prototypes.

"They have one in the lab," he says, "that runs at 1024 x 768 and its just like the 9.7in iPad shrunk down. It's just the iPad, smaller."

Gruber tosses his tuppence onto the table in a Talk Show podcast, an hour or so in. He says he's heard from "multiple people" that the iPad team is testing out a possible smaller version.

iPad Mini

Rumours have abounded over recent months - though the stretch way back into 2011 - that Apple is pondering/planning/developing/producing an 'iPad Mini' for folk keen to tread The Shiny Path but who lack sufficiently capacious pockets for the 9.7in model.

"I didn't believe it at first," he adds, referring to the rumours, but he obviously does now, though he stresses he's heard nothing about a launch timeframe. That said, he speculates about a June introduction in the Worldwide Developers Conference slot vacated by the iPhone, which is now, he says, on a regular Autumn release schedule.

Past speculation has it that the gadget will indeed be a scaled down iPad 2 - ie. a 1024 x 768 non-retina display. Expect A5 chippery.

We wonder if it'll only be offered Wi-Fi and 3G, the better to stress the mobile internet access angle - and to grab punters who want a big-screen iPhone. But that suggests Apple won't use it to push a lower price, rather to expand the premium range. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.