The folks at Apple are definitely keeping us on our toes lately. Last month they introduced the brand new iPhone 5, and now we’re gearing up for another media event. Apple officially announced an exclusive media event for the iPad Mini, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and an upgraded Mac mini. There’s also been rumors indicating 24 new iPad models and refreshed iMacs. Only time will tell!
Here are the top 3 things you need to know about the iPad Mini Event on October 23:
1) Date: The iPad Mini event will take place on October 23, 2012 at 10:00 am PT in San Jose’s California Theatre. This is a big change as most media events take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The official launch date of the iPad Mini will most likely take place in early November just in time for the holidays.
2) Pricing: Pricing has been a hot topic across the Internet. A German blog, Schimanke, has indicated that the iPad will range from $323 U.S. to $841 U.S., and come in eight configurations (16 if you count colors). The iPad Mini will range from 8GB to 64GB and there will be Wi-Fi-only and cellular wireless models. These prices have been converted from Euro’s and we’re not 100% sure if they include the European Value added tax (VAT) or not. If they do include VAT, the lower end model would set you back approximately $270 U.S.
3) Name: Strangely enough, the iPad Mini may not be called the iPad Mini at all. Other rumored names include the iPad Nano or the iPad Air. What do you think this device will be called? Let us know in the comments below!
Apple is declining to give any specific details when it comes to the iPad Mini, however, AllThingsD reported that the iPad Mini is supposedly outshining the new iPad. Even though Apple is trying to stay competitive with Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the iPad Mini is expected to be even “slicker than the new iPad”.
Will you be purchasing an iPad Mini when it launches in November? Will it replace your traditional iPad? Why or why not?
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