The Latest Rumors Roundup about iPad Mini
The Apple's event is coming soon and the rumored iPad mini would be unveiled at the same time. let's have a simple look at the latest rumors about iPad mini.
iPad Mini display
As for the screen on the smaller iPad, it is expected to be a 7.85-inch display, which would be slightly larger than the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 and smaller than the new iPad. But are there any evidences? Yes, Gumdrop sent Wired three "Drop Tech Series" iPad mini cases Monday.
Gumdrop's case shows that it is unlike the third-generation iPad, and the case has spaces for speaker grates on either side of the area where the Lightning dock connector would be positioned. Besides, it features buttons for a volume rocker on the right side of the device and a headphone jack on the upper left, like the current iPad; and a homescreen button centered on the bottom.
Many analyses suggest that it would have the retina display of the latest iPad and iPhone.
iPad Mini Specs
The iPad mini is also expected to have the A5 chip that powers the iPad 2 rather than the A6 chip in Apple's latest iPhone 5. But to help keep the cost of the iPad Mini down, it would feature with on-board memory of 8 GB, which would immediately compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7. In addition, many resources indicate that the iPad mini will come in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, with the option of Wi-Fi only and 3G/4G also thrown into the mix.
iPad Mini Price This would be an all-important attribute for the iPad mini's success moving forward and fighting down the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire. So the iPad Mini price would be competitive against its super-cheap competition and possibly is between $200 and $300 with different capacity and Connectivity like WiFi, 3G and LTE versions
iPad Mini Materials
The respected Apple blogger John Gruber thinks that Apple may even call the new tablet the iPad Air. As we all expect, the new iPad is expected to be designed around a central point -- lightness.
iPad Mini Release Date
Actually the iPad Mini release date is still a big unknown, as Apple has not given any indication that it is working on a smaller form of its popular tablet. The November date seems the most likely, giving Apple ample time to get the iPad mini launch right, which is still at the 'whispers' stage. The scuttlebutt is that Apple will be releasing the newest iPad the Friday after its release event.
Since Adobe Flash Player is not supported by iPad Mini, will new alternative apps created by Apple as rumors tell? If so, it would be available to allow users to play Flash movie on iPad Mini freely. And Microsoft also has released its Windows 8 Surface, would Apple create more unknown great features in the iOS 6 for the iPad Mini to compete with Microsoft? For example, if we want to play Microsoft PowerPoint on iPad Mini, we don't need to convert PPT to Keynote first or use third-party apps like Quickoffice Pro and Documents To Go. Last event, Apple developed its Map service to displace the Google Map. Let's wait and see at the Apple's event today!
Finally, if the Apple event today really is to show off the iPad Mini and the most details coincide with the rumors above, we are lucky and looking forward to the new competition in the tablet market!
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