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iPad Mini

I took a trip to the Apple Store on Regent St today to catch a closer look at the iPad Mini.

Following on from the iPhone 5 there is a distinctly lightweight feel to the Mini. Apple have moved on from claiming a tablet doesn't work well at 7-8 inches. This is holdable in one hand and thus going to be better for prolonged reading.

I always look to evaluate how My Vacation will be used on new iOS devices. The iPad Mini will run My Vacation HD and operates at the same resolution as the iPad 1 and 2. This is music to developer's ears! However, we should all be aware that some controls and buttons will be harder to prod. The number 44 is well known to iOS developers as the minimum size in pixels that a button should or else it starts to become hard for a user to reliably press. So I'd like to hear from you if you find anything fiddly to operate in My Vacation HD on the iPad Mini.

The CPU and memory match the iPad 2, but the camera matches the latest iPad models, with a 5MP offering on the rear camera.

The onscreen keyboard will, on this device probably be mostly used in landscape mode, which is my preferred mode for My Vacation HD use in any case.

In summary I think the iPad Mini is going to find a place in more people's travel bags. I hope on sunbeds and airplane seats around the world more travellers will start writing journals with My Vacation!

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very interesting blog post to catch a closer look at the iPad Mini

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershubhangi

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