If you have to believe the rumors and speculations, then the technology giant, Apple, is gearing up for the next product release, which is nothing but the much anticipated iPad Mini. Already, the mini version of the Apple’s tablet is garnering enough attention from the rumor makers even before its release. The speculations too keep on counting the rumored features of the device everyday, which has now increased the Apple fans’ anticipation further to buy the tablet. Here is what everything that is being talked about the iPad Mini.
Why should Apple Develop and Release iPad Mini Now?
Apple is already making huge profits with all its previous tablet versions, the iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad, are being sold at a fantastic pace. The Tim Cook led company’s latest offering in the iPad series was the new iPad, which boasts about some excellent features like the High Definition screen and so on. With just a few months after the release of new iPad, why should Apple gear up for another release in the tablet series? And even if Apple releases the iPad Mini, will not it affect the sales of the new iPad? An industry expert tells us that Apple’s market share in the tablet space is quite high when compared to the market share of the competitors like Samsung and Sony and Barnes and Nobles and Amazon. He adds that even though Apple is leading the space now, the tablet market still has all the opportunities to grow big in the coming days. He further adds that it is because of this reason Apple is concentrating more on the tablet space.
How the Mini Version of iPad would look like?
The latest speculations about the iPad Mini reveal that the device might look like a large third generation iPod Nano, but as thin as the fourth generation iPod Touch. This means that the device would be thinner than its one of its rival devices, the Kindle Fire. The rumored dimensions about the device give us the figure that the mini tablet would be just incredibly 7.2 mm thick, which is almost 25 percentages thinner than the recently released new iPad! The display of the tablet might measure up to 7.85 inches, if the rumors are to be believed. This says us that the new device might look like a large iPod Nano rather than a small iPad. Regarding the height of the device, it might be same as the Google’s Nexus 7, but the width just a bit longer than the Android tablet.
Features of the Mini Tablet!
It seems as if Apple might release the iPad Mini that would cater to both the 3G and the non 3G users. The speculations about the device give us the detail that Apple might go for a dual core A5x SoC processor. If this becomes true, then the mini tablet would be faster than the expected speed. However, the device might not feature a retina display and would come with limited, but enough, storage capabilities. The rumors claim that the mini tablet might come with 8GB or 16 GB of storage. The experts say that the limited but the unique features of the mini version of iPad will not decrease the sales of the premium editions of the device.
iPad Mini Price and Release Date
Since the product’s design and features are not known completely, there is still no news about the price of the mini tablet. Some rumors state that design is being conceived in China, but the mass manufacturing of the device would take place from September in Brazil. If this speculation holds true, Apple fans can expect the company to make the announcements about the iPad Mini in four or five months, targeting the Christmas holidays!