First Reactions to the iPad Mini

The Internet reacts to Apple's latest tablet.

Just one year after the passing of Steve Jobs, Apple has made a move that Jobs himself swore he would never do: create a 7-inch tablet. Times have changed and the reaction to the iPad Mini has been extremely positive so far.

Here is Jobs’ quote from the September 2010 Apple earnings call:

The seven-inch tablets are tweeners, too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad.

These are among the reasons we think the current crop of seven-inch tablets are going to be DOA, Dead on Arrival. Their manufacturers will learn the painful lesson that their tablets are too small and increase the size next year, thereby abandoning both customers and developers who jumped on the seven-inch bandwagon with an orphan product. Sounds like lots of fun ahead.

Thanks Seeking Alpha for the transcript.

That was then, this is now. The world is ready for a 7-inch tablet from Apple, as evidenced by the enormous interest in the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Galaxy Nexus 7. Let's see how pretty it is, then check out what the Internet has to say.

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Here is how the Internet is reacting so far:

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Oct 23 2012