Now that the iPhone 5 has been officially announced, it’s time to wait for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s next iOS device – the iPad Mini.
A new video has surfaced online showing a mockup of iPad Mini which comes with 7.85-inch screen. It looks exactly like our previously posted mockups. As it can be observed, it comes with thinner bezels, curved edges, dual cameras and the Lightning connector.
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As the iPhone 5 comes with the new Lightning connector, it won’t be a surprise if we can see the same connector in the iPad Mini also.
The mockup shows a small bezel to hold the device but may be that’s because it would be smaller in size and lighter in weight compared to the 9.7-inch iPad.
Previously the reports suggested that iPad Mini will be announced alongside with the iPhone 5 but later on it was reported that iPad Mini will be announced at a separate event sometime in October and the retail launch can be a week after that announcement.
Technically, the iPad Mini can come with a 7.85-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768, a dual-core A5 processor and dual cameras for Facetime. It can be priced between $199-$299 for the entry model.
Devices like Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD have started the war to capture the 7-inch tablet market. These are small, portable but powerful devices and the best part is that they are affordable. As we know, the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus 7 comes at a price point of $199 and it has received very good reviews on top technology blogs. We’re sure that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would also like to get their share in this new 7-inch tablet market. But will Apple be able to price it affordably? Let’s wait and watch!