Our checks at CES indicate Apple will release the iPad 5 and the second-generation iPad mini this March.
And not less than an hour ago I was reading a Google Books PDF on this crap desktop and holding my paper iPad Mini over the page image and marveling that all of it would have fit on the Mini’s screen like a charm.
I suppose with others now releasing eight-inch tablets, Apple needs to move faster to stay in place. A $199 Archos 80 Platinum versus a $329 iPad Mini is a hell of a competition. And that Platinum should be available in stores by then.
Apple could cement its lead for, like, forever, if someone would wake up and realize the company is no longer the plaything of Steve Jobs — and put a damn microSD card slot in all models of iPad.
But I won’t hold my breath for that — even though, you know, people who don’t like such a slot wouldn’t have to frikkin use it!