Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:41 Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:41
Apple has posted the Jony Ive introduction video for the iPad mini. As is typical for Apple product launch events, the video gives a behind-the-scenes look at the development the iPad mini. Both Jony Ive and iPad product marketing head Michael Tchao make appearances.
If all that we had done was take the original iPad and just reduce it, all that you would be aware of was everything that was just missing. There is inherent loss in just reducing a product in size.
What we did, was we went back to the very beginning and we took the time to design a product that was a concentration of, and not a reduction of, the original. We felt strongly that 7.9 inches was exactly the right display size, but it became clear that we had to reduce the width of the borders. So, you can still pick it up and easily use it with one hand.
Apple has also posted a new television ad for the iPad mini that features colorful Smart Covers dancing around the screen. The ad is reminiscent of the 'Colors' iMac ad from 1999 that featured spinning iMacs set to the Rolling Stones song "She's A Rainbow". [macrumors]