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.
Recently, an HD video posted by Mac Otakara, a Japanese blog showing off a mockup of the iPad Mini is going viral. Though not too clear, the video gives the viewers some idea of what can be expected from the new tablet when it comes to the looks.
As per the video, the 7.85 inch iPad will have a volume rocker on the left spine, a camera on the left corner and a Lightning port connector as in the iPhone 5 at the base with two speakers. Moreover, it is only a physical mockup and there is no demonstration of its user interface.
Apple iPad Mini is reportedly in the production stage and it is rumored to be unveiled this month.
An earlier report by 9to5Mac listed the rumored features of the smaller iPad based on the leaked images and design schematics. The list goes on stating that the tablet 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.