The iPad Mini Release - It's Short, But Is It Sweet? weighs in on the question: To iPad Mini, or not to iPad Mini?

Oct 23, 2012, 13:06 ET from Cash for Laptops

RENO, Nev., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- By now, you've heard that the newest iPad (dubbed either the "mini," "nano," or "next," among others) is counting down toward its official release, rumoured to be 2 November for the general public.  A "special invitation" is scheduled for 23 October, where Apple is expected to announce the official launch date and quash the rumor mill about its features.  (We're kind of hoping they start with the name first.)

We still don't know why Apple is moving into the teeny tiny sized portables market, as Steve Jobs was very much against it.  With all the competition from Android users and's Kindle Fire, it just makes sense that Apple would throw their weight into the sandbox.  So – the question is, Will Apple play nice and build little sandcastles with the other kids, or will they be that jerk in the old Charles Atlas ads in the back of comic books that pushes the smaller guy around?

Does It Have Style, Substance, or Both? While we like to pretend we're international spies for Her Majesty, and get cooler and smaller gadgets, the reality has been that in order to increase functionality, the size of the unit has to be larger to accommodate it.  Highly unlikely with the Mini.  It's rumoured to have a quad-core A5 processor with 4 times the graphics of the previous incarnation.  This processor will be powering the critically acclaimed Retina Display – a display capable of showing extreme high definition at 2048x1536 resolution.  Further, it's smaller than the previous versions, so it can easily be carried around in a purse, small backpack, or even (((shudder))) a murse.

How Can I Get This?  Admit it - new tech is rapidly becoming chic and sexy again.  With all this sexiness being flaunted around, it's hard to gauge if it can be purchased quickly upon its release date.  Some of these Lilliputian units may be found (initially) very briefly at third party retailers or even online (although not at the beginning for most).  Our recommendation:  Be prepared.  Be prepared to drop some cash at a moment's notice!

How Do I Get The Cash For It?  Do away with your previous IPAD.  Head over to and sell your iPad. All iPads in any condition are accepted, and they even buy old, used, or damaged iPads in bulk. The more devices you sell, the better price you get. is a Certified Green company, so you won't have to worry about it sitting in the local dump where it will remain for the next thousand years – you can rest assured that it will be properly recycled, and in the right recycle environment.  Get your payment fast and trouble-free using your preferred method.

Mark Tourell has embarked on a mission to master the ins and outs of the future of computing - tablet PCs - since their mass entry into the market in 2010.  Making use of his degree in Political Science, he decided to venture into more diverse fields, such as advertising and technical writing. Mark's blogs can be viewed on and the other "Cashfor" family of websites. These sites have continued to help individuals and businesses benefit from their broken, used or unwanted electronic goods by disposing of them in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, and being rewarded with a cash payment for it. If he can be pulled away from writing about tablet PCs, he also writes movie, television, and music reviews for various blogs, local and national newspapers, and lifestyle magazines.

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