Rumors about the smaller iPad Mini have been circulating on the web for quite sometime, and it seems like the Cupertino based tech giant is looking to take over the entire 7 inch tablet market with its smaller version of iPad.
An earlier report claims that the iPad Mini will be unveiled on October 17 and that the invites will be sent out starting from October 10.
In the meantime, an exclusive report by UkranianiPhone.com shows the leaked photos of the exterior casing of the miniature tablet offering a glimpse of its look.
According to a Gizmodo report related to the image leak, the mass production of the iPad Mini has begun and the photos are claimed to be captured by a source pretty close to the Apple production line in China.
Also, the report highlights that the cases leaked match with the previous one showing the parts of the tablet including two dock connectors, one in white and one in black.
Interestingly, the report goes on stating that this is the first time that the iPad Mini's black variant is being captured. It also claims that the tablet is designed on the lines of the iPad with the stereo mini jack Mini Jack placement at the top, dock Lightning connector at the bottom, a Nano-SIM tray and plastic cover for the Wi-Fi antenna. Further, the Nano SIM tray confirms the 3G support in the iPad mini.
Going by the lines of earlier reports, iPad Mini will have slimmer side bezels, separate volume buttons, two front cameras, same form factor as the iPod Touch, 7.2 to 7.3 inch thick and possibility of LTE connectivity. However, these are rumored features and they are not confirmed by Apple.
When it comes to its pricing, analysts assume the iPad Mini to be priced at $299 (approx. Rs 16,000), which will create an impact on the sales of the new Amazon Kindle Fires and Google Nexus 7, the two 7 inch Android tablets priced around the range of $199.
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