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iPad Mini Hits Stores November 2nd?
According to a reliable Source close to Geeky-Gadgets, Apple will have it’s heavily Rumored 7.85″ iPad “Mini” Tablet delivered to Early Customers and Available to Stores on November 2nd.
“Our source, who is someone close to a major UK retailer, and has been reliable in the past, has told us that Apple will start selling the new iPad Mini on Friday the 2nd of November, the device will be available in the US And UK on this date, possibly some other countries as well.
The iPad Mini will go up for pre-order on the same week it is announced, possibly Friday the 26th of October, although our source was not 100 percent sure this would be the exact pre-order date.”
New iPad Mini Announcement Date: October 23rd
CONFIRMED 10/16/12, Rumored 10/12/12
According to AllThingsD, which has a history of relatively accurate predictions, Apple will hold it’s announcement Tuesday, October 23rd. The date is exactly three days before Microsoft’s Surface event, possibly an opportunity to preorder before Microsoft takes over any portion the Media Buzz.
iPad Mini Event Invites Mailing Oct 10th, Event On October 17th?
A major (APPL) investor and alleged “insider” says invites are going out to Media for a significant Apple event by October 10th as reported by Fortune.
If this rumor is true this would set the event exactly one week later (like other recent Apple events) and fall on Wednesday October 17th.
Mass Production of “iPad Mini” has started
According to the Wall Street Journal Apple has begun mass production of it’s 7.85″ iPad “Mini” in time for an imminent launch by the end of this month.
“Apple Inc.’s Asian component suppliers have started mass production of a new tablet computer smaller than the current iPad, people with knowledge of the situation said, as the Silicon Valley company tries to stay competitive against rivals such as Google Inc. GOOG -0.63% and Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.56% that are offering smaller, less-expensive alternatives to the iPad.”
iPad Mini Currently In Production In Brazil
From Japanese Blog, Maco Takara
(Direct Translation to preserve authenticity)
“ACCORDING to my source, mini iPad Production was started in Brazilian Factory. I Do not have information if it HAS Been Produced in Chinese Factory, yet. This source Told me That was the Rumored Hole mic not seen on backside of iPad’s case. It’s too early to tell if Specification Been had changed.”
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7.85″ iPad mini MacRumors 3D & Video Mocup:
- 7.3 mm thick, 134.73mm wide, and 200.13mm long
- 213.36mm tall and about 143.67mm wide
- 7.85 inches
- indium gallium zinc oxide Display — made by Sharp Inc
- also rumored 7.85-inch liquid-crystal display
- 330 ppi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- atleast 5-megapixel
- HD video in full 1080p.
- 8 hours on LTE web browsing
- A6 Processor
- Lighting Connector
[tab]Rumored to be Available November 2nd[/tab]
[tab]Very debatable. There isn’t a great price between an iPhone & and iPad Mini as an iPod Touch is $299, where the sweet spot for what an iPad Mini should be. [/tab]
Apple will Market as…:
Pros: An iPad that is more mobile with the same camera capabilities as the iPhone 5.
Unspoken Cons: Slightly less sophisticated voice, cellular technologies and more of a “consumption” device than the iPhone workhorse.[/tab]