Rumours of the iPad Mini have surfaced since the days of the original iPad to the iPad 2. Despite the new iPad currently in the market, rumours of a smaller iPad are still circulating in the internet. Now, reports from Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal claim that the smaller tablet will be launched towards the end of the year.
According to Bloomberg’s anonymous sources, the iPad Mini will sport a display measuring seven to eight inches. It will not, however, sport a retina display. Their sources also claim that it will arrive before the year ends.
According to WSJ, Apple’s supply chain is getting ready for the iPad Mini’s production. Their sources claim that the device will go into production in September. The report also says LG will be in charge of the device’s display.
If these reports are true, it seems Apple is planning to compete with the entry level 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire and Google’s newly announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Google Nexus 7.
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