Rumoured iPad Mini Specification not as good as Google Nexus 7!

More iPad mini rumours have surfaced this time concerning the new 7 inch Apple tablet’s reported specification, but if reports are true the iPad mini could cost more and have a lower spec than the Google Nexus tablet!

Although I was originally pretty convinced that Apple would not release a smaller 7 inch iPad mini tablet, the rumours and leaked accessories which have been showing up seems to suggest otherwise.

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The latest iPad mini news suggests that the 7 inch iPad will feature the same specification as the previous generation iPad 2, meaning a dual-core 1Ghz Apple A5 CPU, and low quality VGA cameras both from and rear but in a smaller  7.85-inch package.

If the rumors are true then the new mini iPad is going to cost more and offer lower performance than Google’s Nexus 7 tablet which features a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU and is manufactured by Asus.

It will also be the first time Google and Apple go head to head in the tablet market at similar price points! I wonder who is going to come out on top? The low-cost high performance Nexus or the slightly costlier and lower spec iPad mini?

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  1. Mike
    September 3, 2012

    What a real shame, to be honest I love the new Android hardware coming out just love the iOS apps, or at least love how the apps are great because they only have one platform to design for. I just cannot justify the price of the iPads.

  2. sere83
    September 4, 2012

    Seems very unlikely to me. Apple simply don’t do low end. VGA cameras are very unlikely. IMO it will out spec the nexus and be more expensive. No way will the screen be lower than 1280×800. I would also expect them to use the A5X

    • September 4, 2012

      @sere83 the iPad 2 and current iPod Touch 4 both have 0.3 mega-pixel rear cameras. I can’t imagine the iPad mini will have the same camera as the iPad 3 as iPad 3 sales would drop. I doubt they will go for the iPhone 3GS 3.2 mega-pixel rear camera, so the iPad 2’s seems most likely.