Apple’s reported iPad Mini tablet will be its slimmest yet, with the device rumoured to land sporting a 7.2mm-thin crust, a source told Japanese blog Macotakara.
If true, it will make Apple’s fourth-generation tablet slimmer than the Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7 and Toshiba AT200, albeit, only by a margin.
The pint-sized slate is expected to land in the UK before Christmas.
3G or not 3G?
The source claims that the iPad Mini will also land with 3G capabilities, giving it an advantage over Google’s Nexus 7, which is Wi-Fi only.
In addition to being super slim and sporting high-spec innards, the device is rumoured to come equipped with a miniature price tag of around £160-230, making it the Californian company’s cheapest tablet yet.
As reported by T3 in June, the reason behind Apple’s decision to launch a smaller wallet-friendly tablet is to fend off stiff competition from the likes of Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire.
The report concludes that Foxconn’s Brazilian plant will handle production of the mooted device, which is reported to kick off in September.
iPad Mini: Rumours
Sources claim that Apple is set to launch a 7.85-inch tablet before Christmas, known as the iPad Mini.
It will reportedly sport a pin-sharp display that’s identical to the one found on the new iPad.
Previous reports suggested that Foxconn will handle production of the mooted device – and it seems that, as the rumours gather momentum, this is looking extremely likely.
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