iPad mini aluminum outer shell pictured, we think
Whether you are excited about it or not, a smaller iPad model, presumably called the iPad mini, is expected to be announced in September or October. And as it usually happens prior to the unveiling of any kind of Apple gadget, alleged iPad mini components have been leaking on a regular basis – components like the redesigned dock connector and other kinds of assorted internals.
Rumor has it that the iPad mini will have a 7.85-inch display and will retail for much less than its 9.7-inch counterpart. However, chances are that we won't be seeing it on stage at the Apple press conference this month, rather a dedicated iPad mini event has been scheduled for October.