iPad Mini Release Date: Leaked Photos Leaked And October Release? (See Picture)
Sep 19, 2012 02:47 PM EDT
Now that Apple has launched the iPhone 5, all eyes are turned to Apple's next big launch - iPad Mini. Itprportal.com has released a photograph of what it says is a leaked picture of the iPad Mini. The mini Apple tablet is rumored to make its debut in October.
The iPad Mini will be a miniature, as the name suggests, version of its successful tablet iPad tablet. According to the Huffington Post, the iPad Mini will be 7.85 inches, with a front and back side camera, Wifi, a new array of applications, better Facebook and Google Map integration. According to a Forbes article the basic storage capacity of the iPad Mini will likely be 16 GB. The tablet will also have a lightning' 8-pin dock connector and Apple's popular Siri.
The price is said to be between $250-$300. Apple's iPad Mini will compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire (16GB - $199) and Nexus Fire (16GB -$249).Ewan Spencer of Forbes.com said, "From the evidence today, I'd expect to see a 16GB iPad Mini with Wi-Fi connectivity to launch at $299, with a 32GB model at $399, and a 64GB model at $499."
According to speculations there is a general consensus that the iPad Mini will have Apple's new operating system, iO6. There is also talk about Apple's very own music service, something analogous to Pandora Radio.
Apple, as is characteristic of the Cupertino company to remain mum about any new product and let the rumors and speculations take over to create excitement and enthusiasm among customers, seems to be applying the same tactic with the iPad Mini. So now we'll have to wait for October to see if the rumors are valid.
Currently, Apple is busy juggling with providing inventory to all company outlets across the nation. According to a report by Mashable Business, so great is the demand for the iPhone 5 that Apple sold out all inventory within an hour. The report also suggests that due to the hot demand, Apple might delay its release at some locations from September 21 to the 28th or maybe even later. A report by Bloomberg predicts that Apple will sell around 58 million iPhone 5s by the end of 2012.