Did you watch Tim Cook’s keynote ?
No ? no prob, I did it for you, let’s sum up what was said.
What to remember ?
A 23% thinner (7,2mm), 53% lighter (308gr or 0,68lb) and faster iPad with a 7,9″ screen.
Is it worth spending 329$ for16Gb, 429$ for 32Gb and 529$ for 64Gb for the wifi version ?
Before answering, let’s review it’s 6 key assets.
1. A powerful A5 dual-core chip which means your iPad is faster whatever you do with it
2. A FaceTime HD camera
3. A 5Mp iSight back camera with 1080p HD video camera.
4. LTE, ultrafast wireless connectivity
5. Faster wifi
6. Lightning, the same fast and digital connection as for iPhone 5
7. 10-hour battery life
All this in the palm of your hand (same screen size, just lighter, thinner and faster).
So now do you need to slam your little piggy bank and buy the iPad mini ?
Check the different scenarii, depending if you own an iPhone or not, already an iPad or not and which version.
To make it short, my piggy is safe for now: I’ll stick to my iPad2 but if it shows the slightest sign of weakness, I won’t show mercy to little piggy 😉