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iPad Mini rumour: priced in line with Google Nexus 7, rocks 7.85” screen

iPad Mini rumour: priced in line with Google Nexus 7, rocks 7.85” screen

The iPad Mini will be priced broadly in line with the Google Nexus 7, rumours suggest, as Apple bids to see off the challenge from the just-unveiled Android slate.

According to clued-up insider sources cited by Chinese site MyDrivers, Apple’s more compact slate will be up for grabs for between $249-$299. That spells an entry-level price point of around £250, by our reckoning. Or at least it does the standard Apple product price disparity between the US and UK applies.

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Assuming that’s so, it would put the slate on course for a battle royale with the Nexus 7, which is priced from £159 and is seen by many as the device that could finally drive mass-market adoption of Android tablets in the UK.

The site also claims that the iPad Mini will be home to a 7.85-inch, IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) screen, which will be manufactured by Sharp.

The thin-screen technology purportedly enables manufacturers to create thinner devices without compromising on pixel density or durability.

Talk of an iPad Mini has long been a fixture of Apple fansites. However, until recently the likelihood of it becoming a reality was slim.

Not least because Steve Jobs was vehemently opposed to smaller tablets – an idea he described as “dead on arrival” – and which he claimed are “too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with the iPad”.

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