iPad Mini To Arrive Third Quarter, Cost Under $300

    April 16, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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While rumors of an iPad Mini have been around as long as the original iPad, recent reports have suggested that Apple really does have a smaller version of its popular tablet in the works. At the beginning of this month, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber confirmed that Apple has a 7.85-inch tablet in the works, though he said it may never actually be released.

Now, though, a report out of China claims that the iPad Mini is a sure thing. According to a report by the Chinese site NetEase (Google Translation) the iPad Mini will be releasing in the third quarter of 2012, and it will retail for somewhere between $249 and $299. The report also claims that Foxconn and Pegatron have already received orders for the tablet, which will have an initial production run of 6 million units.

The iPad Mini, NetEase claims, is being targeted at the pending release of Windows 8 tablets which will release later this year alongside the Windows 8 operating system. The iPad Mini would also be well-positioned to compete with the Kindle Fire and other Android-based tablets.

[H/T: Kotaku]

  • Chris J.

    Wow! That would be really great. I’ll get my little nephews one of this in case it gets released here in our country. I hope it’ll be available before the last quarter of the year.

  • Tommy Gustafsson

    I strongly doubt this will ever be released. Two inch a difference? C’mon. So the developers need to make not only two resolutions available for their apps, but three?

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/shaylin-clark Shaylin Clark

      Actually, if you read the article I link to in the first paragraph, the one about John Gruber from Daring Fireball (here), he says that the pixel dimensions on the iPad Mini Apple has in their labs are the same as those of the iPad 2, so it wouldn’t actually require developers to change their apps at all.