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Everyone is still talking iPhone 5 but frankly we’re more excited about the new iPad Mini.

We can see car audio shops already getting ready to devise a way to integrate it into the dash. One analyst says that the Mini will have a superior design to the regular iPad with a still-healthy 7.85-inch screen — and even “feel better” in consumers’ hands.

It’s possible that the device will be available for sale sooner than we thought — think weeks, not months.

(Gasp … omg!!!!)

When the new iPad Mini product eventually launches, it could be a sales beast. On Oct. 7, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple has placed more than 10 million iPad Mini orders for Q4 of this year.

“Apple did not skimp on the aesthetics of the much-anticipated iPad Mini,” Brian White, an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets, recently said in a research note obtained by All Things Digital. “In fact, we believe the iPad Mini could outshine the new iPad in terms of how the device feels in a consumer’s hands.”

For full coverage on the hype around the iPad Mini roll-out, read more from CNET below:

iPad Mini Design to Top Apple’s Earlier Tablets, Analyst Says

Check out a leaked HD video of an iPad Mini below here:

This is not exactly the most scientific test we’ve ever seen, but it still seems likely that the new iPhone 5 is a little more robust than Samsung’s Galaxy S III.

Even after a swim in the pool, the former functioned more or less as it should while the latter seemed to have drowned. Consumers probably care more about features and technical functionality but some may see this as an additional selling point — or a reason to stay away.

The Galaxy quickly went kaput after both smartphones were dunked underwater while playing Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video. The water apparently only causes the iPhone screen lock up at first — but it keeps playing the tunes.

In a final exhibition, the testers drop rock-hard household items like canned goods and TV remotes onto both smartphone models. The iPhone seems to emerge from the abuse unscathed, while a smack from a glass bottle puts the GS3 down for the count again.

Yeeeeeeeaaaaah …. not the most scientific survey.

Let us know what you think in the comments, and read more coverage from Mashable here.

Watch the full video of the crazy smartphone torture test below here:

The iPhone 5.
Credit: Wikipedia.

That’s right, Apple sold a “disappointing” 5 million iPhones over the weekend.

It did, however, garner mostly positive reviews for its latest iteration. Of course, the switch from Google Maps to its proprietary app utilizing map data from TomTom and OpenStreetMap has been the focal point for a lot of the negative criticism that’s out there from technology gadget reviewers.

“Apple believes that they can deliver a better experience for customers than Google,” said Sarah Rotman Epps, an analyst at Forrester Research, told Bloomberg. “But in the short term, Google has a better mapping application, and iPhone customers will suffer.”

YouTube has also been dropped from the suite of apps on the phone — so clearly the rivalry is on between these tech giants. Put up your dukes!!!!

Apple’s rivalry with Google was born after the search giant rolled out the Android mobile operating system, which runs smartphones from manufacturers like HTC Corp. and Samsung — all of which compete with the iPhone. Android is now the most popular smartphone software in the world to date.

As the mobile fight escalated, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt exited Apple’s board in 2009.

However things play out with the mobile giants’ turf war, Viper users are protected. However, you may have to be ready to change to an Android device, depending on who wins the mobile war.

Read more about the iPhone 5 release from Bloomberg below:

Apple Maps Lose Way With IPhone App Victim to Google Feud

The iPhone 4S, the most recent generation of the iPhone.
Credit: Wikipedia.

As the iPhone 4 approaches its first birthday, Apple fans around the world are biting their nails awaiting the release of the iPhone 5.

With much speculation surrounding the release date of the newest phone, most reports project that it will be Sept. 12 of this year, right in line with several other Apple product releases.

Of course, actual confirmation of the September deadline by Apple is still pending.

Until that date, all of you Apple lovers can dream of all the new features the iPhone 5 will offer — possibly an improved Siri who just may be willing to tell you a bedtime story, or have the wry wit to play along with your jokes.

Web pics of a finished iPhone 5 were leaked, which were reportedly smuggled out of a Foxconn factory.

Apple’s third quarter numbers have taken off, a sign that the release is indeed imminent, and Bloomberg has reported that the company placed a mega-order for some $1.15 billion in parts.

Check out a full report on the impending iPhone 5 release from Examiner.com here.