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The iPad Mini is Apple's new iPad, which is announced on October 23, 2012, and will start shipping on November 2, 2012.

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Buy iPad Mini. By launching a 7.9-inch iPad mini that is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, Apple threw itself into the market for smaller tablets currently ruled by its rivals.

Even so, Apple chief executive Tim Cook pointed to the momentum that Apple has built up in the tablet market, saying that two weeks ago the company had sold its 100 millionth iPad - "unprecedented for a new product in this category," he said. The first iPad went on sale in April 2010.

"Others have tried to make tablets smaller than the iPad and they have failed miserably," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice-president of worldwide marketing, who introduced the iPad mini in San Jose, USA.

But Fred Huet, managing director of Greenwich Consulting, said that it showed that Apple was not content to let rivals get a larger share of the market: "Whilst mini in size, this device is set to throw one almighty punch in the direction of all competitors, who have for so long now had a torrid time competing against the 10-inch iPad. The iPad Mini is a clear warning shot to all competitors that the world's most valuable company is not willing to share any of its 70% market share in the tablet industry, at least not without a strong fight."

"It provides some breathing room, though the noose is still tightening," says Will Power, senior analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co., who predicts the iPad Mini will sell well at the current price.

The smaller iPad was the main announcement during a media event here, which included updated desktop and portable Macs and a fourth-generation model of the original iPadójust 7Ĺ months after the company announced what it called "the new iPad."

Prior to the start of the event -- held at The California Theater in San Jose -- tech pundits batted forth ideas about what the device would look like, based on various leaks and rumors. The talk correctly centered on a 7.85-inch screen , according to various leaks and reports.

The display was predicted to have a resolution of 1,024 ◊ 768, according to a new report by DigiTimes. That means it wonít sport a super high quality Retina display, but will have the same resolution as the iPad 2 (with its 9.7-inch screen).

Hoping that the Mini, with its lower price ($329) and smaller screen (7.9 inches versus the iPad's 9.7), will protect it from an onslaught of more affordable tablets from rivals like Amazon and Google (GOOG), Apple executives pumped up the superlatives for the crowd, which reportedly included Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

With a 7.9-inch screen, the iPad Mini is perfectly sized to be stuffed in Christmas stockings. Recipients who will discover the pleasure and convenience of being able to take pictures, surf the Web, watch video, read books and listen to music on an exquisitely designed device thatís pancake thin.

As enticing as that all sounds, the iPad Mini also causes a dilemma, albeit a pleasant one.

The iPad Mini is so mighty that I canít believe the iPad 2 will be on the market too much longer. The iPad 2ís $399 price now looks like too much, given that the iPad Mini can do just about everything it does on a slightly smaller screen. The iPad 2 still may have some appeal for people who want a larger tablet at a lower price the newest iPads, but I canít see too many consumers buying Appleís second-generation tablet now that the Mini is available.

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