Is October 17 The Release Date of iPad Mini?
Apple will release its new tablet computer iPad mini at a special event on October 17, according to Fortune citing “reliable source within the company.” Remember that only a few days ago we showed you iPad Mini mock-up and today we got another news.
According to the publication, on October 10, the U.S. electronics giant will send out invitations to journalists and the media for a special event, which will take place a week from today. According to Philip Elmer, journalist of the Fortune:
According to our source, who asked not be named, there appears to be some truth to the widespread rumors that Apple is preparing to launch a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad — often called the iPad mini or iPad air and usually described as having a 7.85-inch screen.
The suggested retail price of iPad mini after its release date is $ 250-300, so it would be easy to compete with the 200 dollars Android tablet Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble Nook HD. The novelty will receive a screen with a diagonal of 7.85 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels – the same as in the first iPad and iPad 2. The ratio of the sides of the display is not changed. Everything is done in order to support iOS applications, which are more than 700,000 in the App Store, including more than 250,000 for the iPad.
Reduced forms indicate shifting of the exterior design: it is assumed that the screen of iPad mini would be surrounded by a relatively thin bezel like in iPod touch. But you should not still count on the design like the new iPad, despite the fact that innovation in any case become much lighter in weight and much thinner.
As for the processor, iPad mini will get upgraded 32-nm chip – Apple A5 dual-core graphics PowerVR SGX543MP2. The amount of memory is 512 MB.
iPad mini will get a front and a rear camera with a resolution of between 1.2 and 5 megapixels, respectively – similar to the fifth iPod touch. However, the rear camera can not be at all and that we will see after iPad Mini release date on October 17. Also new tablet will get 8-pin Lightning-port so you better buy Lightning because it is not included.