iPad mini and Ipad rendering by MacRumors.com (Photo : MacRumors.com)
Now that the Apple iPhone 5 is out, the next Apple device that has everybody excited is a smaller iPad Mini.
Apple has not given any details about the iPad Mini, nor has it even officially acknowledged its existence, but reports have indicated that the iPad Mini could be revealed as soon as October, with a launch time soon after.
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It was originally expected to show up at the September 12 Apple press conference that unveiled the iPhone 5. Most likely, however, Apple did not want any attention taken away from the iPhone 5, and has decided to wait until a later date (probably in October) to give the iPad Mini a better chance of hogging the spotlight.
According to CEPro, company iPort, which makes accessories for Apple's mobile lineup such as in-wall docks for the iPod, has already developed a prototype of the LaunchPort for the iPad Mini based on leaked reports and industry sources.
"We even guessed the weight," said iPort CEO Ari Supran to CEPro.
The LaunchPort is a the "world's first inductive charging and mounting system for iPad," says iPort.
For more details, read CEPro's in-depth breakdown of the LaunchPort and iPort's plans for the accessory.
The iPad Mini is expected to come with a 7.85-inch display and use parts from the iPad 2. It was originally expected to compete with the 7-inch Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire in the $199 price range. After seeing that the iPod Touch is priced at $299, a $349 or $399 price is beginning to look more likely.
The iPad Mini will also definitely debut with Apple's new iOS 6. Apple claims that the new mobile operating system introduces over 200 new features, including the much-hated Apple Maps app.
Check back with LatinosPost for more information on the iPad Mini as it becomes available.