Considering the stunning accuracy of recent Apple leaks and 'insider infos', I guess it's safe to assume that these photos are - well - likewise for real.
Now, ain't that cute?!
Following the official announcement of iPhone 5 and new iPod line earlier this month, Apple shares climbed past $700 for the first time ever. This in itself is already an unbelievable and unprecedented feat by a tech company -- but Apple is far from done in wowing its fans and shareholders this year.
Perhaps realizing that there is indeed room for an affordable mini-slate in a market that the company itself practically created, Apple is said to be currently prepping to release a smaller and less powerful version of the ultra-popular iPad. Called iPad Mini by industry insiders, the new WiFi-Only iDevice is believed to feature a 7.85-inch display - which is exactly 1.85 inches smaller diagonally than the screen of the new iPad - and to run the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system called iOS6 with its Apple A5 processor. The Cupertino company is expected to formally announce the slate via an exclusive media event this coming October with release date happening sometime during the Yuletide Season.
Like iPhone 5, the iPad Mini will most likely come in two color variants; Black Front Bezel with Aluminum Back Case, and other flaunting a White Front Bezel. Also, as you can see in this image, the device has a camera at the back; As yet, we don't know the exact specifications of this shooter but I'm guessing it will be more or less similar to the one on iPod Touch 4th Generation.
Here's a photo showing size difference between the metal frames of the new iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone 5, and iPhone 4S.
Of course, as of writing we don't have official word yet from Apple on iPad Mini's release date and pricing details in the Philippines. (Heck, as of today, we don't even know if it's actually going to be released globally.) But if it's real, I'm personally expecting the slate to reach our shores around Christmas this year with price tag starting at roughly Php 18,000. Again, TP Friends, that's just our TP Guesstimate. So we best stay tuned for updates.
|Name||Apple iPad Mini|
|Available Colors||Metal Finish - Anodized Aluminum at the back. Front - White, Black bezel options|
|Operating System||iOS 6|
|Display||7.85-inch 1024 x 768 pixels resolution, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display|
|Processor||Dual-core Apple A5|
|Camera||Back camera: 3 MegaPixels non-iSight no LED flash, Front Camera: VGA|
|Video Capture||720p HD, Front camera: VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio|
|Audio and Video Playback||Audio: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV |
Video: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
|Ports||3.5 mm audio jack, 9-pin Lightning dock connector port|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Personal Hotspot, Bluetooth wireless technology 4.0 + EDR|
|Memory||option of either 8 GB or 16 GB|
|Sensors||Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope|
|Uptime||Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on watching video, Wi-Fi, or listening to music|
|Price||TP Guesstimate: starts at Php 18,000|