iPad Mini To Be Produced In Brazil, Says Inside Source
The rumors related to the launch of an Apple iPad Mini tablet have intensified lately, therefore another source is claiming that the small iOS tablet will be manufactured in Brazil.
Macotakara reports that even though the iPad Mini will have a 7.85-inch display it will be as tall as the Google Nexus 7, but it will be wider because the aspect ratio of the screen will be 4:3. The same source reports that even though the iPad Mini’s components will be manufactured in China, the tablet will be assembled at the Foxconn factories in Brazil, where certain iPhone and iPad models are currently in production.
Reports say that the new Apple tablet will be as thin as the iPod Touch, the iOS-powered music player that is only 7.2 mm thick.
What’s even more interesting is that the design of the iPad Mini will be a reminiscent of the third generation iPod Nano, according to the rumors, so it will be nice to see what the Cupertino-based company is readying for us.
The rumor mill says that the release date of the iPad Mini was set for September, but there’s no mentioning about the technical specifications. Some say that the tablet would sport a 7.85-inch Retina display and the hardware components of the iPad 2. Now all we can do is wait and is whether the rumors are true or not.
As about the price of the iPad Mini, it seems that it will be around $300, allowing Apple to launch a competitor for the quad-core Nexus 7.
Amazon was the first company that launched a cheap tablet with high-end specifications: Kindle Fire. It was introduced in November 2011 and it is now available for only $200. Kindle Fire was a sales hit, becoming the most popular Android tablet in just a quarter.
Google saw that the 7-inch segment has a lot of potential, so the search engine giant launched the Nexus 7: a 7-inch quad-core tablet that costs $200.
Even though the Nexus 7 is not direct competitor for the 9.7-inch iPad, it will surely bite a big chunk of Apple’s market share pie, therefore, the American company is somehow bound to develop a device that aims at Google’s tablet.