In recent times, the hottest news is that Apple has been working for storing 10 million iPad Mini ahead of the holiday season. Seemingly the long-rumored iPad Mini is really coming?
Months rumors have indicate that Apple will jump into the low-priced tablet market with offering a small version iPad, which aims at going for a direct completion to Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire. So, here let us check out what kinds of stuffs in iPad Mini to make Apple so confident to take the lost market.
Multiple reports said the yet-to-be-announced iPad mini will feature a 7.85-inch screen, which is slightly bigger than its current competitors. Also, from the photo showed here, you can easily find that that small-sized iPad is significantly smaller than the current 9.7-inch iPad.
In line with the leaked pictures recently, the so-called iPad Mini will be with an aluminum shell, which is same as the full-sized iPad. Meanwhile, sources indicate that the body of iPad Mini will be thinner yet slightly wider than Google' Nexus 7 tablet.
To cut down the cost but remain a great quality, the iPad Mini is likely to pack A5 processor you can find on iPad 2. If this is the true case, perhaps the processor is not powerful enough to support the Retina display. Although so many fans are expected iPad Mini to be outfitted with Retina Display, considering Apple's aim to offer a device rivaling with low-cost Kindle Fire and Nexus 7, I do not think the Retina Display will be added to iPad Mini.
Although the iPhone 5's new eight-pin connector is widely criticized, in person, I think this a quite creative design to let Apple pack more inside each of its devices. Since the brand-new connector is added to iPhone 5, the iPad Mini is likely to be without exception. From below leaked pictures, you can find that the lighting port on the bottom is flanked by two speaker ports.
The earlier leaked news shows that the iPad Mini is only with 3G support. However, with today's reports, this device will be Wi-Fi-only in an effort to keep prices competitive, which is also similar to Google’s 7-inch Nexus tablet. It this turns out to be true, it is really annoy for those 3G and 4G users.
From above photo, you can easily find that iPad Mini comes with two rear speakers rather than the single speaker on current iPad. Surely, the bad sound quality of original iPad we frequently complain will be much improved.
Rumors also suggest that Apple will send out invitations to media this Wednesday, and the announcement event for the iPad Mini will be taken place on October 17. Let us stay tuned to confirm whether or not these rumors will become true.