According to some new reports from the developers of the Instapaper software, Apple's upcoming iPad Mini may not be all that different from the company's low-priced iPad 2. Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, in a recent statement found previously unseen device identifiers in his application's usage statistics: iPad2,5 and iPad2,6.
From what Arment said, those numbers are in line with the iPad2,1 through iPad2,4 and are used to identify various models in the iPad 2 family. However, Arment is convinced that the identifiers are not for a refresh of the iPad 2, which Apple launched back in early 2011 with the "new" iPad and now sells for $399 in a 16GB WiFi configuration.
"The iPad2,5 and iPad2,6 could be boring: GSM and CDMA versions of the die-shrunk iPad 2...bringing lower costs to the other iPad 2 configurations that are still for sale," Arment noted on his blog. "But now, even later in its life cycle that would be a pretty strange move."
Instead, Arment believes that this is pointing to the new, smaller iPad, dubbed the iPad Mini by most, which Apple is expected to introduce this fall. "The much more likely explanation is that the iPad2,5 and iPad2,6 are the new 'iPad Mini,'" Armen noted. "If so, this suggests that the iPad Mini is, effectively, an iPad 2."
this is true then it is actually a smart idea for Apple. Instead of re-releasing a decreased version of the iPad 2 and calling it something with "iPad 2" in the title, the company can release a smaller version of the device, slap a new name on it and sell it to consumers at a considerably lower cost.
Apple iPad rentals are some of the most popular that Rentacomputer.com has to offer. The devices themselves already come with incredible power and portability, making them very appealing to traveling businessman. If this device really is the iPad Mini then I can guarantee you that rentals of the product will be in high demand. What's better than renting a completely portable tablet? One that is even smaller and more portable!
Source: Computer World - 'iPad Mini' may be spinoff of iPad 2, says dev
Tablets are all the rage in the tech world right now, specifically with the iPad 2, Apple's juggernaut in the tablet market. The reason tablets are becoming so popular is due to their flexibility. They can function as a giant iPad or media player and can also act as a smaller, more portable laptop. And with new accessories being developed, like portable keyboard attachments, the versatility of a tablet continues to grow.
While there are many great reasons to buy an iPad, there is one thing that holds a lot of people back and that is the price. A lot of people would love to have the convenience of an iPad but cannot afford to buy one. Thankfully, there is an alternative, a way for someone to get all the functionality and enjoyment of an iPad without blowing all that money on buying one. I'm talking about renting one.
Renting an iPad is perfect, especially for students. A lot of students are taking iPads to class nowadays in order to follow along with a professor's PowerPoint notes or to even take notes themselves. All the features offered by an iPad make it the perfect device for a college student.
An iPad allows you to have all the necessary school things you need in one convenient place and even gives you entertainment to enjoy between classes. It also gives you less things to lug around to class and less things to lose or misplace, making class a little less stressful.
You can rent an iPad for your entire college year if you want, or you can narrow it down to just a semester or quarter. Rentacomputer.com offers iPad rentals as well as new iPad 2 rentals and they also have special rates and discounts specifically designed for students.
So, if you think an iPad will make your college semester go by more smoothly, don't hesitate to head on over to Rentacomputer.com and check out their specific section on iPad rentals. And if you prefer something a little more advanced, you should also check out their student laptop rentals as well; you won't be disappointed.