iPad Mini Release Date And Specs
Sources that have been rock-solid in past have given another claim with firm belief; Apple will announce the two devices on a special event on Wednesday, September 12. Then iPhone would go on sale after five days of announcement i.e. Friday, September 21: iMore Said.
This latest claim form the citing site follows a tidbit from a French site, App4Phone.fr (English translation), which has pointed to September 12 release date of iPhone 5 and iPad Mini based on in-tell from a Chinese manufacturing source as well.
iMore stands confident for iPhone release and believes iPad Mini and new iPod Touch to be part of the same event. A new iPod Nano is expected for the mix as well; with all the new line ups Apple is sure to have a busy day.
So, whether Apple will announce a new smaller iPad, new iPod Touch and iPod Nano or the new iPhone; September would make Apple end the calendars third quarter on a high note. Apple is surely ramping up for a big fall product cycle.
Specs of new iPad Mini:
Steve Jobs had claimed in the past that Apple was not looking into making a 7-inch tablet because users would have to sand down their fingers in order to tap on buttons. But Apple did find a way around of this.
Here’s a chart shown by a Twitter user Trojankittne, which clearly shows Apple’s smaller iPad with aspect ratios that differ from Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. More precisely it has its display as tall as the current iPad’s width.
John Gruber from Daring Fireball came to the conclusion after a detailed research that in order to keep the aspect ratio of big iPad, the screen size of new iPad Mini would be 7.85 inch and resolution would be 1024 by 786 pixels.
That said, it would simply mean that with 7.85 inch diagonally the iPad Mini would have an aspect ratio of 4:3, thus it would have 40% more screen size then a 7 inch tablet as Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.
Overall, screen size has been the main focus about iPad Mini for debate, therefore the other specs are not much known.
The price has many predictions and as per iMore it is likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad.