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Yes . . Apple is likely to launch 7.8 inch iPad Mini on October 23… this is a breaking news if it is, especially when coming from trusted sources of AllThingsD.

Earlier, there had been rumors of its launch date being October 10 & then October 17 but none were true. Apple also might hold this event at their Town Hall Auditorium for comparatively less number of audience & its going to be for invitees-only.

iPad Mini will feature 7.85-inch liquid-crystal display, a new lightning connector and is expected to be thinner than its big brother. We shall know more details very soon or we can get them anyways on October 23rd. 🙂

Apple to Launch iPad Mini on October 23
iPad Mini Mockup

As we saw earlier that Apple might bring various device sizes in future to take up on competition which offers multiple sizes to choose from… thanks to Auto Layout feature in iOS 6 – now they can. Its better late… than never.

However there is no official announcement or invites being sent yet – I will update here again once there is any. Stay tuned for more.

Update: iPad Mini Model Variations

According to various online reports (source) rumor is that, iPad Mini will be available in sixteen different variants with eight main + two for each color Black and White.

iPad Mini Model Type Price
8GB Wi-Fi Black/White $250
8GB Cellular Black/White $350
16GB Wi-Fi Black/White $350
16GB Cellular Black/White $450
32GB Wi-Fi Black/White $450
32GB Cellular Black/White $550
64GB Wi-Fi Black/White $550
64GB Cellular Black/White $650

It’s also believed that Apple is targeting iPad Mini event focused on iBooks. A move that will spice up company’s kind of underground book store & eventually have a product competing Amazon’s Kindle series.

What do you think of smaller iPad, will you buy it?

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