Soon there was that squall of hearings of goods of Apple rather announced now, what люд started to complain, say, there is no intrigue for what spoil all reminiscence? But the presentation at the Californian theater showed that else there is a gunpowder in powder flasks! The company not simply shot, it жахнула any inconceivable quantity of the goods, on a course having justified all hopes and that here to hide, having confirmed 100500 hearings plying in the Network. With safety at Apple became somehow weaker, than at Jobs, but the intrigue of presentations remained. iPad mini — fluctuated nobody. Women! iPad of the 4th generation, any cosmetic updatings, only a hardcore — practically all interior another. 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, superthin iMac, new generation of stores, Mac mini. Brain explosion! But let’s not be sprayed. Pleasure needs to be stretched. Let’s begin with tablets and from, how Phil Schiller angrily потроллил Nexus 7 and other Android-tablets.
Small and udalenky
You understand, for the first time on my memory of Apple so aggressively derided rivals. Thus to do it Phil Schiller began after iPad mini announcement. What after all itself this handsome represents?
The most part of hearings proved to be true. A device form, case materials, absolutely dark option with the slate back panel and the traditional snow-white. However, with the screen predictors a little missed the mark. Zamesto of 7,85-inch Apple elected 7,9-inch, and permission — 1024х768 points (163 ppi), as well as in iPad 2. Naturally, it would be desirable Retina, but the current interior of a tablet simply will not pull such permission.
The matter is that the tablet is actually constructed on iPad 2 "iron". In its base the same system – on – the Apple A5 chip, Cortex-A9 equipped with 2 computing kernels with frequency of 1 GHz and even to modern measures massive GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 lies. But for work with Retina iPad of the third generation built in twice more productive GPU.
Nevertheless, there are also differences except dimensions. For example, the FaceTime HD chamber (1,2 MT, 720p record of video, BSI) — yes, same, as well as in iPhone 5. Not including that, the back chamber is armed with the 5-megapixel detector, same, as well as in iPad of the third generation (f/2.4, a lens from 5 parts, the infra-red filter).
The Wi-fi module was improved and that is used, as well as in all novelties of Apple, with support of ranges of 2,4 and 5 GHz. The cellular module is similar to that in iPhone 5, the most part of global frequency ranges of LTE, CDMA, GSM and HSPA + in other words supports. Usually there is Blyutuz 4.0
The battery on 16,3 Watt-hour very much and very narrow. On Apple assurance, it is the narrowest element of a food ever developed by the company. At all this it provides to a tablet till 10 o’clock independent work.
All «technical beauty» is packed in the thin case, only 7,2 mm (200×134,7×7,2 mm). For comparison, thickness of iPhone 5 — 7,6 mm, iPad of the third generation — 9,3 mm, the previous champion on this parameter Galaxy Tab 7,7 Samsung — 7,8 mm. Moreover, the tablet not only is only thin and easy — 308 g! It too a record for almost 8-inch tablet. Nexus 7 c Google the 7-inch screen weighs 340 g, 7,7 — 335 g mentioned above Galaxy Tab. Not запамятовывайте, absolute all is executed by iPad mini from metal, even hardware buttons — and that iron.
The accelerometer, gyroscope, the sensor of external illumination, digital compass — is all. In 3G/4G-model also there is a GPS/GLONASS-receiver and Nano-SIM tray. On volume of the built-in disk place everything remained as before: there are models from 16, 32 and 64 GB a flash memory. The Lightning socket too on a place. The loudspeaker, by the way, remained one. Why the 2nd punching on the bottom side — it is not clear, because the microphone is placed from above.
And understand, what most main feature of malekhanky iPad in comparison to the senior colleague? As Phil Schiller noted during presentation: «It can be held one hand». After that the most real trolling Nexus 7 Google began!
Ololo-trololo to tablets on "Tank"
In the course of iPad mini presentation the main specialist of Apple in marketing intended a lot of time to comparison of a small-sized tablet of Apple and Nexus 7 Google. It, naturally, said about all 7-inch tablets as a whole, but screen buttons are used only in the Internet company decision, and on their accent was.
There began Schiller with the monitor, and is concrete, from its area. On the 1st look a difference between 7 inches and 7,9 small, but the area differs essentially: 21,9 square inches against 29,6. Such makary, the total area of the monitor of iPad mini is more for 35 % than in any 7-inch tablet.
If to say about a useful area of the screen at web surfing, the difference will be even more essential, but here feature of tablet Android and existence of screen buttons in Nexus 7 which are "eating off" a part of a useful place already comes into force. In a portrait mode the necessary area in Safari on iPad mini is more for 49 %. In a landscape mode on — attention! — 67 %!
Though, it is possible to tell a couple of words and in protection of Nexus 7. At it permission is higher at the smallest diagonal, finally at a tablet Google the density of pixels is more — 216 ppi against 163 ppi at iPad mini. Not including that, Apple somehow held back matrix type in own brand new device. The rival has IPS that costs in small iPad — is not clear yet. If TN+Film, it is simply epic failure with faded flowers and very weak in comparison to IPS corners of the review and contrast.
Update: Epic фэйл it is postponed. The Apple, as well as edition iPhones.ru, too in real time updates information on own novelties. Now there was a proof of existence of IPS in iPad mini on a page of technical lines though at first it appeared on a page of comparison of tablets. For aiming of thanks to Vladimir Savin ака @Dargalon.
But we will continue an izymatelstvo over Android, more precisely, over tablet Android to which Schiller knocked in the most unhealthy place — on the range adapted ON. Uniform mockery over a competing platform further went. More than 275 thousand adapted programs for iPad which without troubles will work and at iPad mini — it not jokes. In turn on Android the most part of appendices sport the telephone interface and finally look on the 7-inch screen not so representatively (it is tested on personal experience of the founder).
In general, so impudent arrival on rivals is clear. Steve Jobs called in due time 7-inch tablets «a deadborn product», and here — бац! — The Apple lets out that. It was necessary to show that this necessary, useful and perfectly obmyslenny device. Actually, it was possible to Schiller. By the way, and here that concerning Android-tablets the main specialist in industrial design of Apple of Joni Ayv reflects:
When, how much?
The release of iPad mini will take place on November 2 this year and to a descent in several 10-kakh the states, here only it only Wi-Fi model. Option with the cellular module it is necessary to wait for two more weeks, in other words, till November 16.
As to the prices, they exactly the same that men from 9To5Mac not so long ago published: from $329 for younger Wi-Fi model to $659 for the senior model with the cellular modem.
Not запамятовывайте that is the South American prices and without a tax. In Europe dollars magically will be transformed to euro.
One More Thing
Remember nedavneshny hearings any device for iPad mini? That truly is — it is small Smart Cover with a little modified design. Big dural loops were cleaned, and magnets are integrated into the cover region. Such makary it became a little more compact, well and the design assembled looks the monolitny.
There are some color options: dark, grayish, pink, greenish, blue, bright red Product Red. All covers from polyurethane. As to functionality, it exactly the same, as at unusual Smart Cover. Cost in the USA too as at bigger polymeric model — $39.
Well, small iPad — it is excellent, but is expected, and here for that nobody waited, so it is the announcement of iPad of the 4th generation with the new microprocessor and other "buns"!
New iPad reincarnated in a pumpkin
Society expected, at most, the cosmetic iPad updating of the third generation: the Lightning socket, the new cellular modem also will suffice. Hearings partly confirmed it. The reality appeared sudden. To Apple presented the most real iPad of the 4th generation. Now it it is plain iPad with the Retina-display» is called («iPad with Retina display») «.
When Apple announced new iPad, some innuendo, some stiffness was felt. Say, wished the Retina-display in a tablet — hold, but do not complain. And to complain was on what. In iOS 5 interface podtormazhivaniye from time to time were observed, well and as a whole was felt that the system works at a limit. In iOS 6 with productivity of new iPad in OS the situation became better, but with games there was a failure. A tablet it is ordinary them does not pull in full permission or does it on a limit, and developers should dodge and very much to cut down graphics specification. And many the voobshchy did not attend to updating of own games under Retina because of troubles with productivity.
As an example it is possible to take Fieldrunners 2. The HD version — it simply pain and tortures, instead of game. Many people it is ordinary passed iPhone the version in the stretched look. The Pictorial 2 HD version was postponed for the same reason — shortage of productivity of a tablet though developers solved this dely.
Well, with iPad of the 4th generation of such troubles will not be. The device is constructed on the basis of SoC Apple A6x — it is the tablet Apple A6 version, established in iPhone 5. In iPad after all the accumulator more capacious, and means and relics in a stuffing can be added. The Sistema-na-chipe it is constructed on the basis of 2 computing kernels of level of ARM Cortex-A15 (computing power is twice higher, than in Apple A5x), plus is established twice more productive graphic chip, than in Apple A5x. But that it is more important, the company could keep autonomy at former level — 10 hours of active use of iPad!
The radio part of a device too is absolutely updated: the new 2-band Wi-fi module and the new cellular modem with support of the majority of global frequencies of LTE, GSM, CDMA and HSPA +.
The obsolete peredny VGA chamber is replaced with the prestigious FaceTime HD module, that, as in iPhone 5 and in iPad mini:
The big and honourable 30-pinovy dock port gave way to small Lightning:
Well here, actually, and all. The back chamber remained former, the case too, unless on the tenth mm grew stout (9,4 mm against 9,3 mm at iPad of the third generation), the loudspeaker starenky and it one, Micro-SIM, a flash memory — from 16 to 64 GB. The prices, by the way, constants — from $499 to $829 in the USA without taxes. Start of sales, as well as in a case with iPad mini, is planned for November 2, thus model with the cellular module too will be late for two weeks.
While rivals tried to overtake for iPad let out in the spring, Apple жахнула on them a Retina-tablet of the subsequent generation in what already there are no troubles with productivity and one of the most technological cellular modems of the present is built in. At all this with increase in productivity it was not necessary to endow autonomy. Cost against a tendency of fall of the price of tablets big, but it remained a constant in comparison to new iPad. Point a finger to me at the real rival of iPad 4Gen in the middle of huge Android-tablets … there is no that.
With iPad mini the situation is not so unequivocal. The tablet is quite good outside, it very much малогабаритен and is easy, it iron, but at a technological level of stars from the sky the device does not suffice. Apple did not begin to create the ultimatichesky decision with the Retina-display and Apple A6 onboard, having considered that the strashenny library of software will suffice.
Whether so it — will show time, and I personally want not only to update only own «turned into a pumpkin» new iPad and to buy in addition to it in iPad mini addition. Rum it is reckless? I do not deny, there are a little manyachestvo concerning devices and other equipment. But also there is also an experience of use of Galaxy Tab 7.7, and still the big family which is eternally kicking her head for ablation of a tablet from the house in the working purposes. For me iPad — is one of the main working tools level with MacBook and iPhone, it actually always with me. In the presence of iPad mini, it will simply change a big tablet on the way and it is much more convenient for use in a way that is confirmed in practice with a device Samsung. Plus can be forgotten about the conflicts to family.
Ah, as I dreamed to push in Galaxy Tab 7.7 the operating iOS system. Recently the dream will be carried out, but заместо the Korean hand-made article I will receive much more kavayny product!
Yes, and as a result of a little pleasure bought starenky new iPad during the last 30 days. At least one of shops to San Francisco located around Stockton Street, is ready to change to the clients of iPad of the third generation for a novelty, CNET reports. Not including that, in the USA it is possible to return the device within 14 days without a precondition explanation — the next method to update a device. I think, Apple it is completely capable of realization of a global 30-day aaplet of an exchange of tablets.