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iPad Mini Coming In October For $200-250

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iPad Mini Coming In October For $200-250
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Rumors about the iPad Mini have been all over the map. Speculation abounds about how big it will be, when it will launch, and even whether it exists at all. While a seemingly reliable report early last month seemed to confirm that a 7.85-inch iPad Mini does exist, there were doubts as to whether it would ever actually see a release. Rumors that try to pin down a release date have been pretty erratic, as well. Some keep it to the third quarter in general, while a recent report said it would be coming in August.

Well, a report from iMore today claims to put all those rumors to rest (though, of course, it actually just adds fuel to the fire). Citing a source that “has proven reliable in the past,” iMore says that the iPad Mini will effectively be a shrunken version of the iPad 2, but with the same pixel dimensions as the new iPad. With that display, the iPad Mini will have the same pixel density as the iPhone 4S’s retina display, putting it somewhere between the iPhone 4S and the new iPad in terms of resolution.

Perhaps most shockingly, iMore’s sore claims that the iPad Mini will start in the $200-250 range, which is $50-100 lower than most estimates. The source claims that Apple will keep costs down primarily by offering less storage capacity – the $200 model will only have 8GB of onboard storage.

Finally, the source claims that the iPad Mini will be coming in October of this year. Coincidentally (or maybe not?) that is the likely timeframe for the release of the next iPhone. It seems unlikely that Apple would unveil a major new product alongside the newest iPhone, though. So if the October date is correct, then it may lend credence to recent reports that the next iPhone will actually be arriving a little earlier.

What do you think? Will Apple make a 7- or 7.85-inch iPad Mini? Would you buy one if they did? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Ted cranmore

    Nope on the price and 8 gb. Users are unhappy too quickly with 8gb and the larger capacity will drive the higher price.

  • Guest

    If true, day one purchase. Hands down.

  • hector

    Ipad mini exist is an ipod touch same thing! i have both

    • Julie

      totally agree!!

  • Savannah Rhodes

    Of course, I would.

  • Duane Boda

    8 GB Ram just won’t do it.

    16 – Yes otherwise the apple

    just fell too far away from

    the tree of Steve Jobs.

    • Javin Jahangir

      It won’t have 8GB of RAM you dumbass. The current normal iPad only has 1GB. I don’t think you know what RAM is.

  • http://adjunctit.com Seuh

    Definitely will buy for 4 years old twins. They cant let my ipad go. For $200 i will buy 2.

  • Javin Jahangir

    If this iPad mini starts at $200, how much will an iPod touch cost?

  • adrian

    So does that mean theyre changing the ipod touch’s name to ipad mini?
    This is a pretty dumb idea to me.

  • Julie

    Ipad mini=Ipod Touch, what’s the big deal?

    • Amy

      And it will still cost more than the kindle fire lmao

  • Ryan

    That would be great if the October iPad Mini release date means the iPhone 5 will come out sooner. I need it for college.
    I know, I know.. 1st world problems…

  • Amy

    Looks like everyone has the same idea I have….iPad mini is an iPod touch

  • John

    stop saying the itouch/ipod are ipad minis, do they have 7 inch screens? i was unaware. At that price point they will probably do really well.

  • Robert

    Wouldn’t an Ipad mini be just an Iphone

  • Barbara Iorio

    I definately would buy one immediately if I knew for certain they were coming. Still would need to save for it though. The reason I would is my hands are arthritic and holding the large version is difficult.

  • Barbara Iorio

    I definately would buy one immediately if I knew for certain they were coming. Still would need to save for it though. The reason I would is my hands are arthritic and holding the large version is difficult.

  • John Bola

    I cant wait to have 1.

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