The invites for the upcoming big ‘Apple’ event to be held in San Francisco has been sent out. Rumor has it that it is here when Apple will be unveiling the much awaited Mini iPad along with the new iPhone ofcourse. However nothing can be confirmed since Apple is cleverly keeping everything a big secret. Read on to find out the what can we expect from the upcoming iPad Mini.
iPad Mini Tech Specs
Talking about the technical specifications of the upcoming iPad Mini, it is said to come with the Apple A5X processor. The Apple A5X is also featured in the latest generation of iPhone and so it is quite possible that it can be used to power the iPad Mini as well. Sources at 9to5Mac are of the view that both front as well as rear camera will be available in the iPad Mini. Not much is known about the specifications of the cameras.
It is been said that the iPad Mini will feature a smaller dock connector. This is one speculation that has been confirmed by a number of sources. It is believed that the Dock will change to 19 pins from 30 pins.
Battery drain is a common issue when we talk about Apple devices and most probably this will not change in case of iPad Mini. Sources claim that the new iPad Mini will come with retina display and so Apple is expected to work upon the battery backup.
iPad Mini Expected Price
Apple has always been quite extravagant when it comes to its pricing policies. However fans are expecting that the iPad Mini will be quite within the range for those who have not been able afford an Apple device yet.
A source claims that the new iPad will cost around $200-$250.Various analysts as well as industry sources have confirmed that the iPad Mini will have a price tag of $249 – $299.
If reports from Macotakara, a Japanese blog, are to be believed, then iPad Mini will be available for $250 to $350.
Only the release of iPad mini will reveal whether it will be an ‘affordable’ Apple device after all.
Expected iPad Mini Release date
Apple has not really said anything about the release date of iPad Mini but if rumors are to be believed Apple may begin rolling out the iPad Mini once the big event is over. It is believed that this will happen before Christmas.
According to an AllThingsD source, Apple will announce the iPad Mini only after iPhone 5 has been released. It also says that the upcoming iPad will probably be uncrated at an event which is expected to take place in the month of October.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the sources present in the Asian supply chain of Apple have claimed that the production of iPad mini will start in September.