The iPad Mini will take its design cues from the iPod Touch, it has been claimed, as the lines between Apple products continue to become ever more blurry.
Whether it's multi-touch gestures and apps on Macs or the apparent imminent arrival of more screen real estate on the iPhone 5, it’s been apparent for some time that iKits are becoming harder to distinguish from one another.
And it looks like that phenom isn’t stopping any time soon. At least not if we set any store in sources cited by 9to5 Mac who have disclosed that the so-called iPad Mini “will look like a big iPod Touch”, but will feature smaller bezels around the slate’s putative 7.85-inch touchscreen and separate volume buttons instead of a rocker.
Alas, that’s all we got from the tech deepthroats. Which means we’re still in the dark as to whether Apple will ditch a rear-facing camera in the interests of keeping down the cost of its tablet, as has been rumoured recently.
Speculation suggests the iPad Mini will also be Wi-Fi only and will be thinner than rival device the Google Nexus 7, while retaining the current-gen iPad’s dual-core processor.
Availability is yet to be confirmed. But recent signs point to a September 12th due date alongside the iPhone 5.
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