Leak claims 16 variants of the iPad Mini, gives pricing
At first, this leak sounded a bit off to us. Apple is known for keeping a minimum of variants on each of its products. This means that there are fewer necessary components and less to hold in stock. But, looking at the breakdown, it seems reasonable that we just may see 16 different models of iPad Mini on the way.
More interestingly, the pricing is listed as well. It looks like the base iPad Mini with 8GB of storage and WiFi only will be $250, making it competitive with the Nexus 7 (unless the $99 rumors are true), and the Amazon Kindle Fire. As usual, each storage level adds $100, and adding a cellular radio also adds $100. So, it breaks down to $350 for the 8GB cellular and 16GB WiFi, $450 for 16GB cellular and 32GB WiFi, $550 for 32GB cellular and 64GB WiFi, and tops out at $650 for the 64GB cellular model.
We'll have to see the pricing on the new Nexus models, but it looks like Apple is trying to be as competitive as possible heading into the holiday season.