It has been widely speculated that Apple will unveil iPad mini at a media event in October and based on yesterday’s report, the event is most likely scheduled on October 23.
The Next Web has received some more details about the event.
They’ve heard from multiple sources that the event will focus primarily on iBooks.
In what will likely be completely unsurprising news to many, we’ve now heard from multiple sources that Apple’s as-yet-unannounced iPad mini event will have a strong focus on iBooks. Since an iPad mini would likely be squarely aimed at those who wish to partake of media on their tablets, that would make a lot of sense.
The event will, of course, be primarily devoted to the new hardware device.
It doesn’t come as a big surprise as one of the major reasons to launch iPad mini is to take on competition from Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which has grabbed a substantial chunk of the tablet market, since it’s launch last year.
As Macrumors points out, Apple’s VP of Internet Software and Services, who had convinced Steve Jobs about the idea of the 7-inch iPad, had said in an internal email that he found email, books, Facebook and video very compelling on a 7-inch tablet.
Even though Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has said that the company plans to double down on secrecy for unreleased products, it’s amazing that these days we also find out what will be the focus of the event even before it is announced.
[via The Next Web]