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The human costs of the iPad mini: chemical smells, unpaid overtime, constant work

As Apple prepares to start selling its new iPad Mini, workers at a Chinese factory that manufactures the product have been enduring chemical fumes, 12-hour work shifts and alleged company mismanagement as they assemble the new device.

Apple iPad Mini: All the iPad at (nearly) half the cost

Organizations looking to deploy iPads to users can get the same features and capabilities for significantly less money with the iPad Mini.

Analyst: iPad mini could be in short supply at first

Expected high demand for the just-announced iPad mini, coupled with shortages on the panel supply chain, might lead to not enough tablets to satisfy market demand, according to NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim.

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Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers. But many other companies besides Apple contract with the Taiwan-based firm to build their products.

Can a $329 Apple iPad Mini compete in the bargain tablet market?

At $249, or even $299 it seems like the Apple iPad Mini would be a slam dunk. At $329, it's in a category all by itself.

Hands-on with the iPad mini

Jason Snell and Dan Moren spent time with Apple's iPad mini Tuesday. Here is their hands-on report.

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Apple unveils iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad

Apple on Tuesday unveiled the long-awaited iPad mini, along with the fourth-generation iPad.

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Live Blog: Apple's More to Show event

Apple will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Jason Snell and Dan Moren will be on hand as the company unveils its latest creation.

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Apple plays hardball with iPad mini reveal

In staging an Apple event on Tuesday to unveil the long-awaited iPad Mini, Apple is poised to steal a lot of Microsoft's thunder. That's symbolic of a confident Apple, says columnist Ryan Faas.

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Windows 8, iPad, and Android: Previewing tech's busy week

The next seven days offer a slew of mobile product announcements and releases, ranging from Apple's anticipated iPad Mini to Microsoft's first tablet, refreshes from Samsung and Google, and a promotion of the first Windows 8 devices.