new ipod maxi
We don’t who Sonny Dickson is - a “tech enthusiast” and “9to5Mac researcher”, apparently - but he’s just posted a small set of iPad Mini pictures on his Twitter feed. Alas, there isn’t a shot of the device working, so the unit on his desk may simply by one of the many mock-ups that have been doing the rounds of late. Certainly …
Right for videos. But yeah, if the whole point of a smaller form factor is make it fit in coat pockets, and the limiting dimension is width not height, then a 16:9 makes more sense than the screen ratio of the existing iPad.
I don't enjoy reading websites on low resolution 16:9 netbooks, but on a device that can be rotated through 90º its okay.
looks rounded, rather than curved as in the iPad, IOW the edge will go out, then come in to the glass.
Seems...crap. The large iPad (maxi-pad?) is nicely designed and the edge of it is one of the most signature bit. Seems an odd thing to change.
Still, I reckon they'll fly off the shelves.
Sadly not. It's one of Apple's new lightning ports. They're technically better because the meaning of the pins is configured by a chip in the cable, allowing it to support arbitrary connectors at the other end, but practically worse than a micro-USB or traditional iPod dock connector as an example of the usual arguments against proprietary ports.
I'll wait till it's been released and I can have a look before making a judgement.
I have an IPAD 2 and a cheapo bluetooth keyboard and I use it daily, It works for the things I wish to do on it.
(Although the battery life seems to have decreased since IOS 6 which can be annoying)
The change of dock connector though is annoying.
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