Amazon is promoting screen protectors seemingly created specifically for the iPad Mini, adding weight to chatter that Apple is about to launch a smaller slate.
The retail giant sent a mailer to customers yesterday touting TeckNet’s inch screen protectors, which the manufacturer claims are “only suitable for the new iPad Mini".
While by no means conclusive, Amazon’s apparent endorsement appears to rubber-stamp the existence of the tablet, which was famously ruled out by Steve Jobs way back when.
Interestingly, TeckNet’s covers are for a tablet with a seven-inch screen, suggesting that we could be in for a smaller bit of kit than earlier leaks indicate. Most rumours pointed to a display in the region of 7.85-inches.
Thought likely to debut along with the iPhone 5 at Apple's press call later today, the smaller iPad is purported to be up for grabs for between $249 to $299 when it hits retail.
In a bid to compete with the likes of the budget-priced Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7, Apple has reportedly kept the costs down by recycling parts from the iPad 2.
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