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iPad Mini to be launched on October 23rd

After tens of rumors, if not hundreds, about the yet to be officially announced 7.85 inch tablet from Apple, the iPad Mini, we now have come to a stage where the rumors about the device is about the announcement of the device. According to a fresh rumor that has just hit the world of blogosphere, the Cupertino tech giant is going to officially unveil the supposed to be an awesome device on the 23rd of October. That is just a few days before the Redmond software giant, Microsoft, releases its all new operating system for computer, laptops, netbooks, tablets, and smart phones, the Windows 8 variants.

This new rumor about the announcement of the iPad Mini has taken its birth on All Things D’s blog, from an inside source which the online publication does not reveal. The source blog post gives a hint that the announcement of the small iPad will be “an intimate affair than the iPhone 5 reveal, and it’s suggested that it could well be at Apple’s own Town Hall Auditorium.” Slash Gear writes:

“Although initially tipped to take place next week, with invites said to be going out this past Wednesday, Apple failed to make a squeak about a new event. That prompted some suggestions that unforeseen supply chain issues had delayed Apple’s production of the smaller tablet, though according to these sources that’s not actually the case. “

The iPad Mini is expected to come with a 7.85 inch LCD IPS display, with a screen resolution of 1, 024 x 768 pixels, which is the same as the original first generation iPad and the second generation iPad 2. Also, the new Lightning connector is also expected to be present on the tablet. Slash Gear also says:

“Meanwhile, a slight refresh to the larger iPad has also been tipped for the same time, swapping out the 30-pin Dock Connector for Lightning. Apple is said to be aiming to preserve the bigger slate’s premium position by limiting the new iPad mini to WiFi-only, with no 3G/4G option.”

Source: Slash Gear

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