United Daily News reports that Apple has received samples of 7.85-inch iPad carrying the same 1024×768 resolution of the current iPad. The iPad is said to be launched next year and called iPad Mini. It looks like Apple is preparing to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire which will be launched next month and is priced aggressively at $199. The above image is just the mockup of what the iPad Mini might look like.
“Regarding Apple, our research is pointing to the unveiling of a lower priced iPad in the first few months of 2012 that is aimed at expanding the company’s market potential by tapping into a more price sensitive consumer segment. Essentially, this “iPad mini” will also fend off the recently announced Amazon Kindle Fire that addresses the low-end tablet market with a $199 price tag but could lead to bigger tablet ambitions from the online retailer in the future. The “mini” refers to a reduced price point of this iPad and not necessarily the size of the device. We believe this lower priced iPad could be priced in the mid-to-high-$200 range.”
So would you like to have a iPad Mini with 7.85-inch display. Let us know in the comments.