After several years of rumors and speculations, Apple has finally unveiled the smaller and cheaper version of the full-sized iPad called iPad Mini to compete with cheaper Android based tablets like Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire.
Apple Unveils iPad Mini; Comes With 7.9-Inch Display, 5MP Camera, FaceTime HD, Dual-Core A5 Chip, 4G LTE Support
Last week, Apple sent out invites for the media event to be held later today with the tag line “We’ve got a little more to show you“.
With just over 8 hours to go, here’s what we can expect from Apple’s iPad event tomorrow, based on all the rumors and speculations we’ve heard so far.
Apple’s entry into the smaller sized tablet market is likely to be viewed as a response to the success that similar sized Android tablets have seen.
This notion has also set expectations of a price that falls within the $199 – $299 range. According to the folks at 9to5Mac though, Apple’s smaller iPad might start slightly above the $299 price point.
The “we’ve got a little more to show you” tag line on the invite for the October 23 media event seems to strongly indicate that Apple will finally launch the smaller iPad to take on cheaper Android-based tablets like Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire.
Here’s what we expect based on the rumors and speculations we’ve heard so far.
The well-connected Apple blogger, John Gruber of Daring Fireball has just commented about the display, price and the name of the smaller iPad, which is widely expected to be unveiled at the media event on October 23.
Leaked Part Numbers Reveals Apple Gearing Up To Launch 12 iPad Mini Models And 12 Revised iPad Models
9to5Mac has posted the list of 24 different model numbers, which they claim are for the iPad mini and the revised iPad.