It's big, but not gigantic -- and you can't talk on it. That's Jimmy Kimmel's take on the new iPad Mini.
On his talk show last night, Kimmel took a few digs at Apple's new mini tablet, telling the audience that for the millions of people who don't yet have power, Apple is releasing a new "paperweight."
And in light of Hurricane Sandy, anybody in New York or New Jersey who stands in line for an iPad Mini this weekend should be "punched in the throat." People who have that kind of time should maybe consider volunteering, Kimmel said.
But the talk show host saved his best for an Apple promo spoof that tracked the evolution of the company's various mobile devices. As the promo points out:
First came the iPod, then a slightly thinner iPod, then a tinier iPod, then a taller, thinner iPod, then a taller, thinner iPod that shuffles your songs, then a pink one, a blue one, a green one, then an even smaller iPod, then a wider iPod.
[After those, came] an iPod you can touch, then an iPod you can talk on, then an iPod you can talk on with a G on it, then a shorter, fatter iPod, then a shorter, fatter iPod that shuffles, then a thinner iPod you can talk on with a 4 on it, then a gigantic iPod you cannot talk on, then a gigantic iPod you cannot talk on that's a little faster, then a white one, then a taller, thinner iPod you can talk on, and now a bigger but not gigantic iPod you cannot talk on.
And in closing, the promo told people not to forget to buy chargers for the new Lightning connector.
Though Kimmel may have missed a few models in its iPod evolutionary scale, he got the bulk of them. So for anyone out there who's picked up an iPad Mini, how would you describe the new device?