New iPad Mini Rumours Surface in China Today

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Apr 16, 2012.

By Maura on Apr 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    Kotaku has word today of fresh rumours about the possibility of Apple launching a mini version of the iPad. According to the report, the latest rumour first appeared on Chinese website NetEase, and says that the new, smaller version of the iPad will be released in Q3 of 2012, in a bid by Apple to “counter attack†the forthcoming Windows 8 tablets. NetEase goes on to say that the new iPad minis will cost in the region of $249 to $299, with an initial shipment of 6 million units planned. NetEase even has information on the companies that will be making the new iPad mini, namely Foxconn and Pegatron. Kotaku notes that Pegatron was previously a subsidiary of Asustek, the company that is currently working on a new line of Android tablets for Google. As the chatter from Apple’s supply chain grows ever louder about the possibility of an iPad mini from Apple, it starts to sound more and more credible.

    Source: Rumors of an iPad Mini Swirl in China
    via AppleInsider


Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Apr 16, 2012.

    1. Hayles66
      I'll believe it when Apple tells us! Just another rumour.

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    2. tlbaker
      Yup!!! No need to go back and forth on this until then!!

      Sent from my Tricked Out Glittery Verizon Black 32GB iPhone 4 Tethered to iPad 2 w IOS 5.1 Update From NYC!!! using iPF
    3. McTablet_T2C
      Part of Apples strategy is the rumors, and let's not pretend, see love'em :)
    4. britpoper
      Samsung tablets have 3 different screen size, releasing a new iPad with a variation in size could be a great strategy for apple.
      And they also had done it before with iPod.
    5. rhunt
      It would really be exciting how this rumor would suppose to turn up in the real market. I am enticed to know how Apple would play this one out considering how they were really firm with their statements as to how the size of the iPad is really the standard when talking about how tablets should be sufficiently sized. I would likely consider that as a bigger version of the iPod touch considering that firm stance.
    6. pyy
      New names for iPad models

      Much as we would have loved Apple to name their latest iPad 3 (which they didn't), here's the alternative.
      For that we call it the niPad (knee Pad!) since it's the new iPad.
      And for the mini one, it's miPad.
      Easy, now we can easily know which model is which. Cool, eh? Cheers.
    7. wosiccp
      That is news can make me believe, apple need to launch this product to get more shares of markets.
    8. thewitt
      Highly unlikely
    9. seneca18
      I think it would be pretty neat, but they are just asking to get haunted by the ghost of Steve Jobs....:)

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