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Apple to unveil mini iPad in October

2012-08-26 21:55

Washington - Apple will unveil a new, smaller version of its wildly popular iPad in October after the release of the latest version of its iPhone next month, the All Things Digital website reported on Sunday.

"First comes the latest iteration of the tech giant's hugely popular smartphone, which will be unveiled at an as yet unannounced event on September 12," the website said.

"Only after the next-generation iPhone is out the door and on sale will Apple announce the smaller iPad it's been working on," it said.

"That device, which is expected to have a display of less than eight inches [20cm], will be uncrated at a second special event, which sources say is currently scheduled for October."

The 10-inch iPad has long dominated the tablet market, but faces a growing challenge from smaller models like Amazon's Kindle Fire, the Google Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy.

Apple is expected to launch the miniature iPad later this year, with analysts saying it could allow the California-based company to again best its global rivals despite the death last year of visionary founder Steve Jobs.

Comments
  • bernard.linde - 2012-08-27 05:47

    There is an important point here: rumours about new Apple products are rarely true - so if the rumour did not come from Apple itself (which never happens), ignore the whole thing and see what happens. Also, this is not the first time a mini iPad was rumoured to be close to releasing.

      KeenanMag - 2012-08-27 10:02

      Couldn't agree with you more. I like the way News24 just affirms: "Apple WILL unveil... [so and so] reports" as if this is reliable.

  • cat.naude - 2012-08-27 11:35

    even if it was true-who cares, its no new development.

  • haha.hehe.7564129 - 2012-08-27 15:09

    News24, please use the metric system and leave the imperial inches, etc. for the Americans who will not read this.

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