iPad Mini, iPad Mini, iPad Mini. It seems like everywhere you look these days, you’re bound to see some reference to Apple’s supposedly upcoming small tablet. That in itself basically tells you that there has to be at least some truth to all the rumors.
Today the iPad Mini has been ‘confirmed’, so to speak, one more time. It’s Bloomberg that spoke to four people familiar with the matter, and what follows is what they had to say. Apparently the smaller tablet will arrive on the market in October. And it will sport a 7.85-inch touchscreen, just as was rumored countless times before.
At one point we heard that the iPad Mini would be unveiled by Apple alongside the new iPhone on September 12. That still may happen, of course, but today’s info doesn’t shed any more light on this matter.
Apple will use screens from AU Optronics and LG for the iPad Mini. There won’t be a Retina Display in the tablet, which given its size seems perfectly logical. As would having 1024×768 resolution, since that was used for both the original iPad as well as the iPad 2, and it would preserve the 4:3 aspect ratio that even the new iPad has, making life easy for app developers.