Rumor: 7-inch iPad coming in October for under $250?
Might ten, 2012 at 11:53 am
Following yesterday’s report from DigiTimes claiming Apple had a new 7-inch iPad in the operates for August, iMore’s Rene Ritchie nowadays claimed Apple is truly targeting an October release, alongside the subsequent iPhone. He also claimed his unnamed source said the device will launch for $ 200 to $ 300 and pack-in a Retina display and specs almost identical to the present iPads:
Apple will be going forward with the 7-inch iPad, at present targeting an October 2012 release alongside the new iPhone, and — here’s the killer — at a $ 200 to $ 250 cost point… Our source has indicated, however, that the 7-inch iPad will be identical to the present 9.7-inch iPad, just scaled down. That seems to consist of a 2048×1536 resolution display, just like the new iPad. If accurate, that would put the pixel density at around 326 ppi, the exact same as the iPhone 4S (and greater than the 264 ppi new iPad) retina display.
Ritchie noted his source is not confident of the exact dimensions, but past rumors indicated a 7.85-inch size could perform. According to the report, a single way Apple will meet the low price point is to offer you the new 7-inch iPad with just 8GB of storage. We are taking this report for what it is till we have some strong proof, but we know iMore’s Ritchie has been accurate with numerous Apple product launches in the past, which includes the third-gen iPad and iPhone 4S.
In spite of a ton of 7-inch iPad rumors, there is no strong evidence that Apple plans to release the device. In April, a report from a Chinese publication claimed Apple’s 7-inch iPad would début for $ 250 to $ 300 in the third quarter of 2012. The Wall Street Journal reported in February that Apple was at least testing displays roughly eight-inches in size.