Apple iPad Mini to debut October 23

Posted by Trent Nouveau



Apple has sent out official invitations for an event on October 23 in San Jose, California where the company is likely debut a number of new products, including the long-awaited iPad Mini.

 

Although Cupertino has yet to officially acknowledge the existence of an iPad Mini, the tablet is expected to feature a 7.85-inch display, a screen resolution of 1,024-by-768 pixels and a smaller bezel.




Additional specs are thought to include a forward and rear facing cameras, as well as the new smaller Lightning connector found on the iPhone 5 and the latest iPods.



The iPad Mini will likely be unveiled alongside a slew of new Apple products, such as a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, a revamped iMac and perhaps even a next-gen Mac Mini. 



The new iPad Mini will undoubtedly boast a lower price point than its larger counterpart, enabling the device to more effectively compete against tablets like Amazon Kindle Fire and B&N’s Nook.

If successful, Apple could then corner the medium-range tablet market, while simultaneously dominating the higher-end tablet space. Indeed, an  8-gigabyte iteration of the popular tablet could be priced as low as $249.