apple ipad 4 is not that big of a deal. they have just updated the processor right? this was a hard leak. apple ipad mini was pretty much leaked. apple macbook pro 13" retina was also leaked. mac mini and imac updates were also expected. slimmer design of the imac was not leaked.
lol. nexus 7 is getting a 32GB model on 20th that would most likely be cheaper than the base model of ipad mini. also. ipad's display is wider. not because they wanted to make it bigger for the consumer. but because they had to stick with the ipad's aspect ratio. movies would look terrible on ipad mini because of the less wider aspect ratio. more black bar space. apple highlighted the web browsing space. but ignored the price difference 120 dollars. nexus 7 is a much much better purchase compared to the ipad mini if you are not a fanboy. but then you admitted you are. so my whole argument is invalid.
I have ipad2. Now looking for tablet for reading & easy to carry. Since the apps that I bought on ipad could be used in mini without paying again I am tempted to buy it. Still $329 mark feels so high. I may end up buying nexus 7 32gb for unadulterated Google experience