“Friday’s launch of the iPad mini has been eagerly awaited by physicians who are particularly excited that the device easily can fit inside a lab coat,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Epocrates, a maker of point-of-care applications for medical professionals, gathered data from 48 different physicians that use its products,” Hughes reports. “One in three of those physicians said they are planning to purchase an iPad mini due to its convenient small size.”

Hughes reports, “With a height of 7.87 inches and a width of just 5.3 inches, the iPad mini also passed what Epocrates called the ‘lab coat test.’ Lab coats worn by medical professionals have pockets sized 8.5 inches high and 7.5 inches wide, which means the device can be easily carried by a physician.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]