iPad mini prices leaked, smaller iPad likely to be unveiled at Apple October event, reports say

By on Oct 22, 2012 in Tablet, Technology Comments

Updated: October 24, 2012 3:20 a.m.

Read iPad mini, Retina MacBook Pro, iPad 4, and new iMacs unveiled at Apple event, specs and prices revealed

Latest Apple rumors revealed the alleged prices for the iPad mini, which are being expected to be announced by Apple on its press event tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in San Jose, California, after sending out invitation to some technology media people last week, with the tagline, “We’ve got a little more to show you.”

Apple October 23 2012 event invitation

Apple October 23 2012 event invitation
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According to 9 to 5 Mac last Saturday, sources told them that the smaller iPad (or iPad mini) is likely be priced at a minimum of $329 in the US, with an additional $100 increase for each of the higher storage capabilities of the device, which will start at 8GB, followed by 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.

As noted in the report, the actual price of this so-called iPad mini may be higher than they expect, but are much higher than the prices of Amazon Kindle Fire and Google‘s Nexus 7, which are $159 and $199, respectively. Nevertheless, the smaller iPad‘s tons of apps and other features will make the difference.

Apparently, earlier iPad mini rumors revealed that the upcoming device will likely be from $250 to $650 for the 16 different iPad Mini configurations, from 8GB to 64GB, black and white, WiFi, and may include 3G and 4G LTE connections. This smaller iPad is also being expected for release this coming November 2.

Among the features being expected for the iPad mini include having a 7.85-inch screen, and could measure about 6.4 inches (162 mm) x 4.9 inches (124 mm). It may be slightly thinner than the new iPad, which is 9.4 millimeters thick. The processor is being expected to be A6, which may contain 1GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, Apple is also being expected to unveil this Tuesday other new Apple products such as the 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, a refreshed iMac, Mac Mini, the iPad 3.5 with the new 8-pin Lightning dock connector, which allegedly a slightly upgraded version of the iPad 3, along with iBooks 3.

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