Okay, so Apple didn’t say anything of the sort to Amazon. Not directly, anyway. Or even indirectly. Ahem. Let’s move on.
One of the question marks hanging over the iPad mini ahead of tomorrow's release was the presence - or lack - of stereo speakers. Well, big Phil Schiller himself has purportedly confirmed that the iPad mini does indeed blast sound in stereo.
See, Apple neglected to mention the iPad mini’s stereo speakers at last week’s keynote, nor was stereo or mono specified on the Apple site's iPad mini specs page. Amazon for one just assumed it’d be mono.
Indeed, Amazon went as far as to publish an iPad mini/Amazon Kindle Fire HD comparison, citing the latter’s stereo speakers as an advantage over the former.
However, as reported by 9to5mac, some guy emailed big Phil Schiller for clarification, and Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing replied saying simply: “It is stereo”. Not even a bloomin’ full stop.
Not convinced by the email? There’s further confirmation in a tweet from The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky, who’s been putting together an iPad mini review. He screams: "People of Earth: Apple confirms iPad mini has STEREO SPEAKERS." Good stuff.