The iPad Mini will be come with a battery three times as powerful as Apple’s latest smartphone, leaked photos suggest.
Authentic-looking images, complete with Apple part numbers, sourced by MacRumours show us what’s purported to be a 4,490 mAh battery earmarked for the forthcoming slate. That’s three times bigger than the iPhone 5.
It’s also broadly in line with the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire, which feature 4,325mAh and 4,400mAh batteries respectively and are the iPad Mini’s major competition in the relatively nascent budget tablet market.
Fresh murmurings from on an iPad Mini tip come as reports surfaced earlier today suggesting that Apple will lift the lid on its challenger on October 23rd at an invitation-only event at its California campus.
Reportedly due to sell for as little as £200 for the entry-level 8GB model and just over £520 for the top-of-the-range 64GB iteration, the iPad Mini is also rumoured to recycle parts from earlier iPads and omit 3G network connectivity and a rear-facing camera to keep costs down.
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