iPad Mini Design: 10 Features You Won't Find in Apple's Latest Tablet
Apple's iPad Mini will finally be unveiled Oct. 23. As with all other Apple product announcements, rumors are swirling over what features the device might and might not have. For months, we've been hearing that the slate will come with a 7.85-inch screen and the new Lightning port. Given its smaller size, the tablet will also likely cost much less than the current iPad, with retail prices that starts at $499. But all of this is speculation. Apple has said nothing that even indicates that it will actually launch a new tablet at its Oct. 23 event. As usual, the company has been tight-lipped about any product plans it might have. Simply put, despite the rumors, the world is heading into Apple's Oct. 23 event completely blind, aside from the usual rumors, about what the company is really up to. The excitement surrounding every Apple product reaches a crescendo before it's announced. Once it's unveiled, there are always features that were mentioned prominently in the rumors, but are conspicuously absent from the final product. With that in mind, eWEEK wants to temper expectations a bit and highlight the features that definitely won't make their way to the iPad Mini. Take a look at this slide show to see what will be missing from the iPad Mini.
A 7-Inch Screen
If any rumor is likely to be true, it's that the iPad Mini will come with a 7.85-inch screen. The last thing Apple wants to do is launch a device with a smaller 7-inch display that matches the Nexus 7 or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Expect Apple's executives to highlight the fact that their tablet's screen is bigger than those from competitors.