Rumors of Apple's smaller and affordable iPad, termed as iPad Mini has been floating around the internet even before the launch of iPhone 5. First it was rumored that iPad Mini will be announced during the iPhone event and later on it was reported that iPad Mini will be announced next month (that means October).
According to the latest rumors, the iPad Mini will arrive in 16 different memory and wireless configurations. This information was leaked by a screenshot of an inventory system obtained by Mobile Geeks. This screenshot comes from the inventory system of Media Market, which is Europe's largest electronics retailer.
The page is in German but still you can get an idea about different models of iPad Mini. The prices include 19 percent of value added tax (VAT). The pricing starts from 249 Euros which is around $321 (USD) for WiFi only 8GB model. Other memory configurations of iPad Mini are 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, with WiFi as well as cellular models. The high end model which is the 64GB cellular model is said to arrive at a price tag of $650.
Here is a list of iPad Mini in various variants, with prices in Euros:
- 8GB Wi-Fi Black/White - €249
- 8GB Cellular Black/White - €349
- 16GB Wi-Fi Black/White - €349
- 16GB Cellular Black/White - €449
- 32GB Wi-Fi Black/White - €449
- 32GB Cellular Black/White - €549
- 64GB Wi-Fi Black/White - €549
- 64GB Cellular Black/White - €649
According to reports, Apple has already begun mass production of this new tablet and it is expected to be introduced on October 23. One report also suggests that Apple has ordered 10 Million iPad Minis for the fourth quarter.
We'll keep you informed if we hear anything about Apple's media event.