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Thinking This iPad Mini Thing Even Througher

John Gruber:

Throw in cellular networking (which the Nexus doesn’t have), a rear-facing camera (which the Nexus doesn’t have), a competitive starting price on the entry-level Wi-Fi-only model, the App Store’s superior software selection, and worldwide availability (the Nexus 7 is available only in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom so far), and yeah, I’d say the prospects look OK for Apple in the small tablet market.

John follows up to his earlier piece with more speculation about the iPad mini.

John’s big week has been productive. Defomicron is young and heavily inspired by Daring Fireball. John Gruber’s put on a magnificent show for the past ten years, and I can’t wait for the next ten. Thank you, John, and congratulations.