“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.]
It’s the small things that matter.
That is what I keep telling her!
I’m sure that you matter a lot, CupertinJoe! Buy your wife/girlfriend some tweezers.
Some ignorant tech bloggers and journalists were disappointed that iPad mini includes “old” hardware, but the fact is that graphically is much faster than almost any competition, even the newest one.
Look at diagrams in the link of this article and you see iPhone 4S results there, among others. Give it a 20% boost thanks to higher clock frequency, and you will get iPad 2 results, which are not present formally. This way you will also have iPad mini results.
Doctors can have quite advanced 3D visualization applications with that power. For 1024×768, it is close to perfect.
The iPad mini would fall out of a lab coat pocket when a doctor or other health care worker leaned over. What about a case with a tether (or a built-in tether anchor on the next iteration)? Hang it around your neck to keep it safe and handy for use. If the tether is the right length, you could still drop it into a pocket to keep it from swinging around.
Er…. I think they would put it their SIDE pocket. LOL.
But when hanging upside down in the patients room, well then all bets are off. LOL
Epocrates is a pathetically error-prone medical reference. Any physician inclined to use Epocrates is a lame-brained skin flint unworthy to practice medicine. Of course, Epocrates is highly rate for Android users.
Actually being a physician of about 15 years, I must disagree. I use Epocrates almost every day, it is a quick go to reference and makes my patient visits more efficient. With the time I save I get to know my patients to give them even better medical advice. A great side kick to have but not to solely rely on.
I immediately thought ‘Doctors’ when Phil Schiller was holding it in one hand on stage.
no retina display – it’s a step backward
Well they need a selling feature for the next gen, don’t they?
iPad mini, now with front and rear facing cameras, (not quite as good as iPHone) and retina display, and the minions line up again!
You know that Apple can only use the iPad 2 (1024×768) resolution or the iPad 4 resolution (2048×1536) without fucking up compatibility with all the apps in AppStore? How could Apple fit 2048×1536 in a 7,9″ tablet and still sell it at this price? It would be the worlds highest PPI on any screen and I doubt it is even possible at this point…
As a first gen product it can’t have a step backward.
You’ll have to wait until the next gen… and that’s only if the next gen comes with a lower resolution screen, one less camera, etc.
Zorro, you don’t even have a iPad mini.
It already is essentially a retina display in its dots per inch.
You get a super sharp clear image. Try it side by side with an older iPad.
26 years in healthcare tells me few doctors wear lab coats in real life. In the movies they are damn near universal
In hospitals they do.
Been saying this since the original iPad’s day 1. This size is going places and in industry pockets as well!
There is another large potential market for iPad mini.
Better that snakes on planes.
“Get these mothafuckin’ snakes offa my mothafuckin’ plane.” – Samuel L. “Mothafuckin'” Jackson
Wait staff, shop floor supervisors, flight attendants, floor checkout people in retail stores…. The mini will be huge in business.
Aren’t all of them going with the Nexus 7 because Android OS is far more open and $130 cheaper?
Not to mention the security advantage. We all know Android devices hardly ever harbor a compromised app.
Hmmmm…..I seem to remember that someone named Cubert has been saying this same thing for a few years now.
If the mini had a retina displaying it would cost a lot more. The reason for the mini is to get the more cost conscious consumer into the Apple Ecosystem. It’s working!!!
Guys,Gals, we are being spanked with only 1 in 4 being an iOS. Doctors a’int going to change that.
I think the doctors will ALSO appreciate iPad mini weighing less than HALF as much as previous iPads, while displaying the exact same content and running the exact same apps with the same performance. And on top of those benefits, it has a $70 discount over the iPad 2.
I’m a blue water sailor. The iPad is a major breakthrough for this sector. The iPad mini will be even better. It is a perfect size to mount at the helm in a weather-proof case. Raymarine’s radar is iPad enabled, allowing you transform your your iPad into a Radar screen via Bluetooth.
There are so many ways iPad makes cruising easier, it’s unbelievable. Taking a cue from the airlines, I’m in the process now of using iAuthor
To convert the mountain of equipment manuals into a customized iBook.
I could go on and on, but the iPad mini will be a welcome form factor.