The iPad that's everything except a phone

Inside the Enterprise: Apple's iPad mini could be ideal for business, if it could make calls.

If Apple wanted to lay down the gauntlet to its rival IT manufacturers, its latest product launch could not have been much better.

The consumer electronics giant announced new iMacs, a new laptop, new Mac Minis and two new iPads.

But it is the smallest and cheapest of these tablet devices, the streamline the number of devices they give staff. Without simple voice calling on the iPad, is Apple missing out?

Stephen Pritchard is a contributing editor at IT Pro.