Apple will reportedly release 24 different versions of the iPad Mini, catering to customers 12 different models in black and white colors of what would be the most budget-friendly tablet from the tech giant.
Despite Apple’s non-confirmation of the iPad Mini, Apple insider indicated the existence of four stock-keeping units or SKUs. According to the sources, the SKU are tagged with rating of good, better, and best.
Moreover, the SKUs are described as P107, P105, P103, and P101. These codes are believed to indicate the storage options of the gadgets, ranging from 8GB to 64 GB while the ratings are the models such as Wifi, 3G, and 4G LTE.
There are reports that Apple is scheduled to hold next week a press conference, where it will eventually launch the iPad Mini.
In other Apple news, carrier T-Mobile is reportedly close to hammering out a deal with Apple to distribute the iPhone 5.
Morgan Stanley analyst Nick Delfas said Apple could draw another one to two billion buyers of the iPhone 5 in the first quarter of 2013.
Since the unveiling of iPhone smartphone series, T-Mobile is the only one of the four major U.S carriers without the capability to carry the iPhone 5.
However, T-Mobile has recently shown its intention to become the carrier of iPhone 5 after shelling out $4 billion to upgrade its 4G LTE network, giving them the capacity to carry the fifth-generation iPhone from Apple to more markets.
T-Mobile has also unveiled its plan to merge with MetroPCS, giving them more leverage to improve its LTE coverage.
Although the iPhone 5 is expected to surpass the first quarter sales of its predecessors, Delfas stated that T-Mobile will be another catalyst toward taking Apple’s sales to even higher level.
Apple is expected to sell at least 25 million units of iPhone 5 in the third quarter of 2012.