Various rumors are floating around the internet regarding the launch date of iPad mini. Recently the Wall Street Journal has claimed that Asian suppliers of Apple will start the mass production of iPad mini in September and it will be launched in October. Now The New York Times has claimed that Apple will launch iPad mini this year. The New York Times has received this information from several people with knowledge of the project who claims that iPad mini will come with 7.85-inch screen and it will cost less than $499. This is really a great news for iPad lovers those are waiting for iPad mini. You will be able to purchase it later this year.
We have been hearing various rumors about 7.85-inch screen. Recently a developer named Richard Gaywood has created some mockups to see how apps would look like on 7.85-inch screen of iPad Mini. MyDrivers had claimed that Apple will use 7.85-inch IGZO display in the iPad mini and it will be launched at a price of $249. They have also claimed that Sharp will supply IGZO display panels for iPad Mini. IGZO stands for indium gallium zinc oxide. If iPad mini comes with IGZO display, then it will be thinner and more power efficient than the current generation iPad. iPad mini with IGZO display will provide longer battery life.
If the rumor comes true, then you will be able to purchase iPad mini later this year. You should note that Apple has not provided any information regarding the price and launch date of iPad mini. Recently Kotaku has claimed that iPad mini will cost from $249 to $299. If Apple launches iPad mini at a price $249, then it will be a great competitor of Android based Amazon Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 Tablet those are available at a price of $199.