Seven-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with the iPad. —Steve Jobs
The irony is delicious, I think, that when Tim Cook’s Apple decided to make a smaller tablet after all, they went with a 7.9-inch diagonal screen size. Perhaps the extra 0.9 inches makes all the difference?
At any rate, I must tell you in all candor that I absolutely love my iPad mini. In point of fact, I have barely touched my full-sized iPad 3rd generation since I received my mini in the mail in late 2012.
Why do I love the iPad mini so much? Let me enumerate its major points from my personal perspective:
The mini provides the full iPad experience in a smaller form factor.
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