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iPad mini rumors reiterated by The New York Times

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iPad mini rumors reiterated by The New York Times
We all know that the so-called iPad mini is still a device existent only in the world of rumors and speculations. But after each new leak in support of its existence, the possibility of the tablet getting announced sooner than later grows higher and higher.

The latest media to confirm that Apple is working on a smaller iPad is The New York Times. Reportedly, this iPad mini will have a 7.85-inch screen, just like what we've heard many times so far, and will retail at a price considerably lower than the $499 that a new iPad starts at. The report comes two weeks after the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg were tipped that Apple has an iPad mini on its agenda. For obvious reasons, none of the medias have disclosed the identity of their sources.

Interestingly, Steve Jobs opposed the idea of launching a tablet smaller than the current iPad, which is why once few would believe that Apple would launch such a product. But after the success of the temptingly priced Kindle Fire, the market analysts at Cupertino might have concluded that it is worth entering the 7-inch territory. What's more is that Google just introduced its $200 Nexus 7 slate as well, and since the device is already being reported as sold out even though it has yet to launch, it is obvious that the demand for inexpensive tablets of small form factor is pretty high. If rumors are to be trusted, the iPad mini, or whatever Apple names it, will be announced before this year is out.

source: The New York Times via Apple Insider

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posted on 16 Jul 2012, 00:43 1

1. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

This Big iPod Touch better not cost $300-$400, if this happens, no one will buy it 4 sure, I know Apple, they like to rip you off with their products using the world "revolutionary".

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 04:11 1

2. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)

The only reason I haven't gotten the Nexus 7 yet is because of this rumor! BUT it HAS to be in the price range of $250 to $300 at the most! I don't like the iPhone but apple is the champion when it comes to Tablets

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 07:48

4. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Get the Nexus 7. Lol.

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 06:24

3. Bozzor (Posts: 194; Member since: 02 May 2012)

Well, if we get the iPad Mini, I hope in the not too distant future we can get an iPhone Maxi, a phablet form that can take it to the Galaxy Note...

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