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. 🙂
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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