9to5Mac released a pair of reports late last week with one outlining new part numbers for a tweaked iPad (3) and one outlining the pricing scheme for the “iPad Mini”. So lets dig in.
The first report notes that half of the (previously discovered) part numbers are in fact for tweaked iPad (3) which is widely expected to make the conversion to Apple’s new, smaller, Lightning connector. These improvements come at the same price points as existing iPads. The same price points will be hit at $499, $599, and $699 for the Wi-Fi-only model. The same $629, $729, and $829 will remain for the LTE-capable version as well.
Rumors of a revised iPad have been floating around for for awhile now, and I for one am still skeptical. Perhaps what Apple will introduce will be nothing more than internal updates, to better handle what is presently built in- nothing Apple could really sell as a feature. Then again, this could be an overhaul with Apple adjusting the refresh schedule for the iPad to the holiday timeframe much like they did with the iPhone last year with the introduction of the iPhone 4S.
In other iPad news, 9to5Mac is reporting that the “iPad Mini” pricing will likely start at $329 for an entry-level Wi-Fi only model. Two higher storage capacity models will clock in at $429 and $529. The cellular-capable iPad minis will likely sell for $459/$559/$659 for its three storage capacities.
It would seem that a tweaked iPad is set for release, and the much-rumored iPad mini is on tap for tomorrow’s event. We’ll keep you posted with all of the latest news here at iSource, so stay tuned.
Image courtesy of 9to5Mac.
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