iPad Mini rumored to be Wi-Fi only in favor of the price
Rumors continue that Apple is working on a smaller version of its iPad device. These suggest that the new device is designed to compete with the cheaper alternatives already available in the market. Therefore the iPad Mini release seems to be Wi-Fi only to help price.
According to an article on The Guardian the iPad Mini will not feature a 3G connection, and there will also be a new version of the iPad available to UK customers with 4G capability, which will take advantage of the new network from Everything Everywhere.
According to industry sources familiar with the matter, the new device shall have a Lightning connector. Any smaller version of the iPad will go into direct competition with Amazon’s Kindle Fire specs, as wells as those of Google’s Nexus 7.
The new version of the iPad is expected to be available in the coming weeks, with a special press event scheduled for next week. Accessory makers have already come out and said that they will have products ready for the device soon.
We do love rumors! After all, the real fun is in expectation! Now, some believe that if Apple releases an iPad Mini to the masses, it would sell around ten million units by the end of the year, but pricing will be important if the company is to achieve this.
Previously the company and former CEO, Steve Jobs, had spoken of the idea of a 7-inch tablet device, but times have changed, and now numerous rumors claim that the company is set to release a device with a 7.85-inch display.
Would you be interested in a Wi-Fi only iPad Mini?