Wow! Apple really demoted the iPad Mini. Good luck to Apple fanboys wasting their money just to get any new gadget by Apple. Well, it is your money anyway so it is yours to waste too.

However, I ain’t going to buy some scrap device that is very expensive yet the hardware specs suck. You are better off with the iTouch.

The articles I had read about the iPad Mini stated that the hardware specs are the same as those of the iPad 2. Now, that means that the RAM is 512MB which stinks. No way am I wasting my money on this one.

I really planned to buy this one if the specs are worth it. Turned out disappointing.

I will wait next year to see if it will have Retina display and an upgrade of RAM. That will still depend because I bet they are going to upgrade it to just 1GB of RAM while other competitor tablets have way better hardware specs.

Yes, some people may say one does not really need a powerful device. If you only do Facebook that is :P. If one is into gaming, these specs are only good for a few months. Once a better device comes out with small upgraded hardware, new games that hog so much resources will run slow.

What about you? Any plans to get this one? I think you are better off getting the latest iPad instead.

Okay, so they do not call it the iPad 3 or the iPad HD. Rather, they just call it the third generation iPad. Suits me fine. I must say, the improvements on the hardware have impressed me and finally convinced me to think that this is finally the iPad that I have been waiting for.

Why? the 5MP camera for one. If it was VGA no matter if Apple added 10GB of RAM or 128GB of space, I will never be convinced to get one. 5MP is a different story.

While I was hoping that the CPU would be quad-core, Apple opted quad-core to be on the graphics side. Nothing people can do about it considering the dominance of Apple in the tablet area so they sure want to hold on to some hardware specifications later on in next generation models.

High resolution display? Can you even distinguish it? Even their sample photos cannot be distinguished so it is not really important to me but I consider it an added bonus.

Retina display? Only a bonus. The iPad 2’s quality is already okay. Considering that an iPad’s text size is way more than readable, zooming is really not that big of an option unless your eyesight’s bad. That is the only use that I can think of for retina display.

I read an article where the writer stated that Android is not compelling especially from a software standpoint compared to Apple’s iOS. I have to disagree. Most app makers chose Apple because of the hype and the popularity that comes with it considering they were the first to make tablets a hit.

If app makers also made Android versions, it would level the playing field. Why I want an iPad is because of the games, not the apps. Good luck to people wanting to use apps for other things. That is their choice. I would be better off using a desktop. iPad is just gaming for me.

It will have to be a few more days till iFixIt gets a hold of the 3rd generation iPad. Once confirmed that it has 1GB of RAM, then this will be the iPad that I will decide to get one.

What about you? What do you think of the 3rd generation iPad? Share your thoughts.

(Photo from Digital Trends)

This one is a work of wonder. It is quite a hassle to have to turn on and off on either WIFI, cell data, WIFI hotspot and even location services. When I found out from my friend that he installed SBSettings in his iPhone 4S, I was pretty happy that I knew about it.

Then I wondered why the hell Apple did not incorporate this in iOS in the first place. Considering that they have no widget support, they could have done this so as not burden users to having to turn on and off these features.

Suuuure, they may say that users do not have to turn them on and off. But some people still do because there are people who do not want an empty battery so soon nor do they want to change phones every 2 years or so. Apple clearly wants users to drain the batteries in their iPhones so they will buy new ones in no time.

Great job Apple. Karma sure did hit you back because jailbreaking is legal now. Those who want to get this feature integrated into the notification center go to Cydia and look for SBSettings.

I congratulate the people behind SBSettings because you guys just saved me a ton of hassle from tapping so many times just to turn and on some features.

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