As we have reported in the past, this little brother to the iPad is expected to retail between $250 and $300. Reports say that this device is being positioned as a “counter attack” to Windows 8 tablets that are expected to hit store shelves later this year.
As far as manufacturers, Pegatron will join Apple’s standby, Foxconn, to churn out those 6 million units needed in time for the launch.
The smaller iPad is allegedly slated to sport a 7.85-inch screen with a 1024 x 768 resolution. If those reports are accurate, apps that were written for the original iPad and the iPad 2 should seamlessly run on the iPad mini.
source: NetEase via AppleInsider