The iPad mini release is nearly upon us – but what does Apple need to do to make a smaller tablet a success?
We all remember Steve Jobs' claim that a 7-inch wouldn't work (although it appears his opinion may have changed over time, given an email during the Samsung trial that showed he was receptive to the format) there are some that never thought we'd see the day when an iPad mini launch was in the offing.
But with Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD coming for a rock-bottom price with some pretty impressive specs, Apple has got its work cut out to match the budget level with the iPad mini price.
It's up to you
Enough about the negatives though – let's throw the floor open to you guys: what are the iPad mini features that are must have on the new device?
Should it be packing NFC? A Retina display? 128GB of storage for all the HD films you want to watch? Or does it only need 32GB?
We'll be bringing you our in-depth findings with our hands on: iPad mini review in the coming days (unless Apple has sold us a dummy and there's no such thing as a smaller iPad) so until then let us know what you think in the comments below.