Say it again, people, “It’s not the size of boat, but the motion in the ocean.” Everyone is excited about Apple’s rumored and rumored again iPad mini, but there’s one thing they aren’t getting — Apple’s 7-inches will be bigger, 40 percent bigger, than either the Google Nexus7 or Amazon Kindle Fire.
Assuming Apple does indeed ship an 7-inch iPad mini come October, or whenever, and that the company maintains the same 4:3 aspect ratio of the current 9.7 inch iPad — take a deep breath — it will be 40 percent larger than the Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire, which are both 7-inch products that are 16:9 aspect ratio.
Whereas the Google and Amazon products will sell for $199, Apple’s 7-inch iPad mini will give you 40 percent more display space. And, IF the 7-inch Apple tablet comes in at $249, you will get 40 percent more display for just 25 percent more money, amazing.
Does this even matter? Is it a reason not to buy the 7-inch iPad mini? Wouldn’t it be better if Apple moved its mobile product line to the 16:9 aspect ratio?
Whatever. When you hold your iPad mini up next to your friends’ Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 tablets, you can brag that it has more girth and we all know how important that is…
What’s your take?
via Cult of Mac