Sorry, we don’t have our own stock photo of an iPad mini
These iPad mini rumors keep coming in, and they’re hard to ignore. The latest comes from iMore. They say that Apple is hoping to release a 7-inch iPad in October 2012.
They say that their source, which they deem “reliable,” tipped them off to it. There are two things to note about iMore. They reported on the third-gen iPad having 4G LTE support, and they nailed the exact date of Apple’s new iPad press conference. That said, it’s worth listening if they have something to say about the iPad as they have been accurate in the past.
Here’s a portion of the report:
Our source has indicated, however, that the 7-inch iPad will be identical to the current 9.7-inch iPad, just scaled down. That seems to include a 2048×1536 resolution display, just like the new iPad. If accurate, that would put the pixel density at around 326 ppi, the same as the iPhone 4S (and higher than the 264 ppi new iPad) retina display.
The price tag would be somewhere around $200-$250, which would help combat the Kindle Fire, which is Amazon’s tablet ($199). The iPad mini, if real, would likely have 8GB storage.
However, as iMore points out, the current iPod touch starts at $200 for 8GB, and Apple has no plans of discontinuing it that we know of. This means that something about the iPod touch would likely have to change if the company wants to keep it enticing to consumers.
We still aren’t totally sold on the idea, but we’re hearing more and more about it.