Apple unwraps mini-iPad to take on Amazon, Google

Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller introduces the new iPad mini during an Apple event in San JoseSAN JOSE (Reuters) – Apple Inc will begin to sell an 8-inch version of the iPad on Friday to compete with Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and other smaller tablets, but it set a higher-than-expected price tag of $ 329 that Wall Street fears could curb demand. The 7.9 inch "iPad mini" marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space – one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung Electronics have found tough to penetrate. …


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