Rumor Mill: Apple To Make iPad Mini
Tech sites have lit up on the rumor that Apple is planning an October release for the iPad Mini, which analysts say is meant to challenge the low prices of Google's Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire. Google's small tablet ships next week.
Claims from the Bloomberg news agency come about a week after Google launched a $200 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7. Apple's smaller iPad, nicknamed "the iPad Mini" by Apple watchers, will purportedly launch in October and sell for around $200 just like Google's new device and Amazon's Kindle Fire. To help it hit that low price, the purported iPad Mini would come without the current iPad's popular high definition Retina display, according to Bloomberg. It's not clear if the rumored iPad Mini will lack any other hardware features of the standard iPad such as an LTE radio or front- and rear-facing cameras. It's also unknown whether a smaller iPad might have less storage, say 8GB, compared to the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of the current iPad.