By now we have heard plenty of rumors about the upcoming iPad mini. The device is going to have a smaller screen but a similar design to the current iPads. It will be priced competitively to destroy other 7 inch tablets such as the Nexus 7. The New York Times is now reporting that the device will most likely have a 7.85 inch screen. Its sources have confirmed that the iPad mini will cost significantly less than $499. With this report, the NY Times joins The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg in confirming this project.
Considering all the rumors that we have heard on this mini tablet, this is not exactly groundbreaking information. The pricing strategy will be interesting to watch. Most rumors point to the iPad mini’s price being around $249. At this point, Apple is not denying or confirming any of these rumors. We will have to wait a couple of months to find out what the iPad mini will have to offer.
Speaking of upcoming Apple products, the new Mountain Lion release could make its debut on July 25th. At least, that is what 9 to 5 Mac reporting.
… Apple Stores both in the United States and overseas have planned overnights for Tuesday, July 24th. With OS X Mountain Lion launching ‘in July,’ according to Apple, we believe that it is sensible to speculate that this overnight may point to a public launch the following day.
explains Seth Weintraub. Since Mountain Lion is not being launched alongside new hardware, less setup will be required. This is a rumor at this point. The software will cost $19.99 to upgrade to, so it is something worth being excited about.