ipad Apple iPad Mini expected next week

Apple is expected to unveil the iPad Mini at an event in California, hitting back at rivals like Amazon who have been providing smaller tablet computers.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPad Mini at an event in California, hitting back at rivals like Amazon who have been providing smaller tablet computers.

 
The Cupertino-based firm sent an invitation out to an event on 23 October at the California Theatre in San Jose, providing a clue to what will be revealed by stating, “We've got a little more to show you.”
 
What that “little” is has been speculated for months now, with many expecting a device with a display between seven and eight inches, a major departure from Apple's standard 9.7-inch iPad.
 
ipad Apple iPad Mini expected next week
 
With Amazon offering its 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet for $199, analysts expect the iPad Mini to sell for between $199 and $299, offering a more affordable Apple product for consumers. This will be vital if Apple hopes to maintain its position in the market, as companies like Amazon continue to steal market share thanks to the lower price tag.
 
Other elements of the device, such as storage space and processor speed, will likely be weaker than the current iPad model and even its predecessor, in order to compensate for the hit to the company's profit per unit, but if it manages to hit a similar price range to the Kindle Fire then Apple will likely win out on brand identity alone.
 
Source: Reuters