Contrary to popular belief, Apple’s freshly unveiled iPad mini does in fact come with stereo speakers a company exec has confirmed.
Since the launch of the slate last week it was widely thought that the iPad mini only offers mono sound. However, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, has confirmed this is not the case and that the device features built-in stereo speakers.
It’s uncharacteristic to say the least for Apple to leave out this detail from its keynote, as it is the first time the feature has appeared on an iPhone or iPad.
Amazon listed it as one of several USPs its Android-powered Kindle Fire HD has that the iPad mini doesn’t in an ad on its home page. Well, Apple seems to have the last laugh, as the ad has since been quietly pulled.
The iPad mini has been met with glowing reviews from critics, despite criticism of its screen, which packs a lower pixel density than the competition for a higher price point.
Initial stock of the tablet has already been depleted since it went on pre-order last Friday, giving the iGiant plenty to optimistic about as we approach the holiday sales rush.