Google has lunched Nexus 7, which is smaller and less expensive than Apple’s iPad. Amazon is working on a new version of the Kindle Fire with a larger display to compete with Apple’s iPad. Microsoft has recently announced that it would create its own tablet. The rumors appear for a long time that Apple is planning to launch 7 inch tablet called iPad Mini later this year to keep its domination position on the tablet market. What’s more, this tablet won’t replace Apple’s new iPad. But what new features that iPad Mini must require to make a success in the tablet market?
Top Ten Features of iPad Mini
The Retina display
Apple first used Retina display in the iPhone, which caused a sensation. Retina display now has been used for new iPad and MacBook. Apple seems to be trying to put this kind of high quality display screen in its products as much as possible. Why not Apple puts this wonderful screen on iPad Mini to make it more fantastic?
Starting at 200 dollars
If Apple wants to enter the 7 inch tablet market and tries to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire with Google’s Nexus 7, aggressive pricing is one of the effective ways to do it. Setting iPad Mini’s starting price at $200, which can make iPad Mini not only have a chance to sell well in retail markert but also wrest market share from main rivals.
Completely support Siri
Siri is the key function of iPhone4S which has been applied on the new iPad. So when it comes to iPad Mini, Apple will definitely combine the Siri with it. Users will feel disappointed, if iPad Mini doesn’t support Siri.
Apple has a great chance to launch iPad Mini with iOS6 operating system, because Apple will release iOS6 after launching iPad Mini. But so far, Apple hasn’t provided the mobile products that are not powerful enough.
The same design as iPad
The design of Apple’s iPad is wonderful. Well-balanced borders and screen make a deep impression. What’s more, iPad makes full use of the available space. Apple’s iPad Mini should not change this basic design.
Mobile connection is a function that cheap tablet obviously lacks. Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s Nexus 7 support WiFi. So Apple must make a device to support both WiFi and mobile network. Apple may use 3G not 4G LTE technology to make effective mobile connection, for iPad Mini’s price will be cheap.
More than 16 GB storage
When supplying cheap tablet, manufacturers always offer 8 GB storage capacity. However, Apple should configure 16GB storage for the device. Apple can realize product variation by doing this. The consumers who like to store all kinds of movies and music will feel iPad Mini is worth to buying.
If Apple decides to launch 7 inch tablet, mobility will be the first thing to be considered. In order to achieve the requirement of mobility, Apple must provide a kind of ultra-thin tablet. 7 inch tablets are designed for walking around home and enjoying entertainment contents on holidays. In other words, heavy device is not suitable.
Double camera is one of the advantages of Apple products. Users can take pictures and also make a video chat through FaceTime. It will be a big mistake if Apple doesn’t provide double camera in iPad Mini.
The mobile offices in the future depend on wireless communication. NFC is the key component in wireless communication. This technology allows people to share files in some applications. No matter what applications, applying NFC technology to iPad Mini will be a wonderful thing.