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Apple event reveals the iPad Mini

23 October 2012 | Category: Electronics

After months of ongoing rumours, Apple have announced their new 7.9-inch iPad Mini tablet, available for purchase today.

The iPad Mini has been, with the iPhone 5, one of the most rumoured tech gadgets of the year. The rumours started when Google released the Nexus 7 device, with reports saying Apple want to hit that 7-inch market.

Besides the Mini, the Apple event also brought a new 13” Retina MacBook Pro and new iMac’s, as well as updates to iBooks.

The iPad Mini has the same resolution as the iPad 2, holds an A5 processing chip and will run i.OS6. This means it is a downgrade from the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 in terms of components and design.

With that downgrade comes a cheaper price, the Mini is $329 at 16GB’s, going as high as $659 for the 4G 64GB version.

Apple are trying to keep views of this being just another competitor in the seven-inch market away from the Mini, to seclude it like they did with the original iPad against other tablets.

We suspect that the iPad Mini will make around 20 million sales before the end of 2012, with another 40 million before next year’s event.

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