Meanwhile, the rumor mill continues to churn about an iPad Mini that could appear as early as next month, potentially obliterating Amazon's Kindle Fire and other competitors in the 7-inch tablet market (much as the current iPad has dominated the 10-inch market). Indeed, many have speculated that a $249 iPad would spell doom for the Kindle Fires and Nooks of the world. But you know what? All of a sudden that's not looking too likely. Even a $299 iPad seems improbable. And it's all because of the new iPod Touch. In what universe could Apple charge $249 or even $299 for an iPad when a virtually identical device with a much smaller screen already sells for $299?.
Consequently, I'm guessing the iPad Mini will start at $349, and quite possibly $399, The latter seems most likely, as it would give Apple a perfectly spaced lineup: a $299 iPod Touch, $399 iPad Mini, and $499 new iPad (which, incidentally, it no longer is), Of course, I could be wrong, A few of my CNET colleagues pointed out that the iPad Mini might have a non-Retina screen or less expensive processor, [performance] series level 5 case for apple iphone 6 plus and 6s plus - purple/teal or that Apple might offer a 16GB model (the $299 iPod Touch comes with 32GB), In other words, a $299 Mini isn't out of the question, especially if Apple markets it properly..
Noted CNET's Lori Grunin: "They're two different customers: people who want something small enough to fit in a pocket and people who want something with a big screen. It's a little un-Apple, but I don't think it's crazy."I do. I think the new Touch provides all the clues we'll need regarding the iPad Mini's screen, storage, and processor: It'll have a Retina Display, at least 32GB of memory, and a dual-core A5 chip. Consequently, it'll cost more than the iPod Touch. How can it not?. Time will tell, of course. While we're waiting it out, hit the comments and let me know how much you think the iPad Mini will cost -- and what you'd be willing to pay for an iPad with a 7-inch (or, if you believe the rumors, 7.8-inch) screen.
The first reports have emerged from Korea that Samsung is planning to unveil the S4 in February 2013, Sources say the S4 will make its debut at Mobile World Congress, the annual phone-focused trade show in Barcelona, And the early word on the street is that the S4 will pack a mammoth 5-inch screen, a quad-core Exynos processor and 4G LTE data. Samsung is also reportedly considering whether the S4 will [performance] series level 5 case for apple iphone 6 plus and 6s plus - purple/teal sport a flexible display. Maybe it will have a selection of new colours too, All very interesting, but I'm sceptical, For a start, the S3 didn't appear at this year's MWC for the same reason Apple's iPhone has never appeared there: the S3 and iPhone on their own are bigger than any trade show, So I'd be surprised if Samsung waded back into the scrum with the S4..
Plus a 5-inch screen is heading into Galaxy Note territory, which is a stretch when the S3 is already plenty big enough. No doubt the rumours will continue, but if the S4 is as closely guarded as the S3, we won't know for certain for a good while yet. Previous rumours have suggested we could be treated to a Windows Phone version of the S3. Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 software launches with a range of new phones in November, so by next year's MWC will be in several phones. A new version of the S3 is expected this year with 4G. The Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE is one of the batch of LTE phones that will work on EE's 4G network, the next-generation data infrastructure from Orange and T-Mobile's parent company Everything Everywhere.