The iPad mini has been discussed at great length across the cyberweb, but remains entirely unofficial. By the sounds of it, there are definitely prototypes kicking around in Apple’s top-secret mountain lair, but it’s not clear if it’ll launch alongside the iPhone 5 in September/October.
Interestingly, a US survey suggests that the iPad mini wouldn’t be particularly well received, with many deeming it “pointless”. Uh oh.
The survey, conducted by CouponCodes4u, acknowledges that releasing two new iDevices – the iPad mini and the iPhone 5 – simultaneously would be a real wallet puncher.
Of the 1,873 Americans surveyed, 78% said they’d opt for the iPhone 5 over the iPad mini. Of those, 46% considered the iPad mini “pointless”, while 39% said they’d simply be more likely to make use of the iPhone 5.
Looking at the weirdos who’d pick an iPad mini over an iPhone 5, 52% of them already own one of the iPads (er, so why would you want an iPad mini?), while 69% reckon the iPhone 5 won’t be that different from the iPhone 4S (crazy talk, man).
A whopping 76% of the respondents already own some sort of Apple device: 64% have an iPhone, 39% an iPad, and 31% an iPod. Yeah, I own all three. I suck.
The latest rumours point to September 12 for the iPhone 5 launch.