Don't bother visiting the article and feed the machine. Here's the highlights:
If you want to be surprised by Apple releases then don't buy into the rumor circle-jerk fest. Moreover, why not bask in the awe of the time we live in. Tell someone over 50 that the iPad mini, or any other tablet, is disappointing…
"bad-mouthing smaller tablets for so long" 
I never saw Apple directly bad-mouthing 7" tablets previously. They said things along the lines of "internal testing showed that the size and resolution at the time did not yield a good user experience." Of course in the tech media industry that is seen as fighting words.
Apple's latest quarter figures show that they sold 14 million iPads in Q4. Are there even 14 million of any particular Android tablet out in the wild? I'd would, sincerely, like to see real sales data on any Android tablet.
Filed for "claim chowder" to be re-posted this weekend when they have sold out x-million pre-order units.
I don't necessarily want to go point-for-point on articles like this. It's petty and really gives the writer what they want, advertising hits.
Basically, "news trolls" that feed on the public's advertising hits. Make a stupid wild claim, place adverts, cause controversy, rinse and repeat.
Don't feed the trolls.