Tonight’s iPad Mini launch event could also be marked by the unveiling of a revamped edition of the current-gen, standard-sized iPad, leaked snaps suggest.
Images sourced by Apple.pro show what appears to be the 9.7-inch iPad 3, albeit with its standard 30-pin port replaced by the smaller, somewhat controversial 9-pin Lightning dock fitting that debuted on the iPhone 5 back in September.
The photos follow weeks of chatter about Apple’s plans to issue an iterative update to the iPad 3, a mere eight months or so since the tech giant first lifted the lid on its third-gen slate.
Assuming at least some of the conjecture can be believed, the slate is set to feature more universal 4G connectivity and will be compatible with EE’s just-launched LTE service. It will also purportedly be home to a larger sensor and an enhanced FaceTime camera.
Exactly what Apple has in store for us will become apparent later today when the Cupertino-based company’s top brass assemble for a press call at the California Theatre in San Jose.
The iPad Mini, which is expected to sell for anywhere between $200 and $329 is purportedly intended to see off the challenge of Android-powered tablet rivals such as the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
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