Featured Articles

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia’s original Shield console launched last summer to mixed reviews. It went on sale in the US and so far Nvidia…

More...
AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

We had a chance to talk about AMD’s upcoming products with John Byrne, Chief Sales Officer, AMD. We covered a number…

More...
AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

We had a chance to talk to John Byrne who spent the last two years as Senior Vice President and Chief…

More...
OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OnePlus is one of the few small companies that might disrupt the Android phone market, dominated by giant outfits like Samsung.…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:46

iPad mini is on the way, with an interesting twist

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Said to feature Qualcomm CPU for 4G model


Our well informed industry sources have confirmed that there will be a smaller iPad that will launch this fall, probably by October.

The more interesting rumor is that the CPU behind this small device might come from the house of Qualcomm and not from Apple, but this is not something we can confirm today.

Apple has realized that compact and affordable tablets such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire or the new Nexus 7 have attracted millions of users and despite the fact that it sold 17 million iPads in the last quarter, Cupertino realizes that it is losing a lot of market to Amazon and now Google.

Apple will probably charge more than $199 for its tablet simply as it can and the device itself might end up larger than 7 inches, but certainly smaller than 9 inches. Steve Jobs didn’t like the 7-inch form factor and failed to see their potential. He was definitely wrong about it as with the right price Amazon sold 3.8 million of Kindle Fires in a single quarter despite its limited and locked software. 

There is no doubt that a smaller iPad, let’s call it iPad mini, will happen it only remains to be seen if Apple will use one of its own Ax branded CPUs or it will turn to Qualcomm.

Remember Qualcomm is currently the only company that has 4G integrated on its S4 series processors and 4G is very important for USA, hence the possibility for Qualcomm in 4G mini iPad. As for the Wi-Fi version, Apple can probably find a fitting chip in its own herd of A5 series SoCs.

Fuad Abazovic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments