Here's Everything You Need To Know About Apple's rumoured 'iPad Mini'

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By now, it’s all but confirmed that Apple will have a smaller, cheaper iPad by the end of the year.The latest round of rumours were sparked by this Bloomberg report that said Apple will announce the new “iPad Mini” in October.

Here’s everything we know about the iPad Mini so far:

How big will it be?
Bloomberg’s sources say the screen will measure between seven and eight inches diagonally. Earlier reports, like this one from iMore, have hinted that the display will measure 7.85 inches.

How much will it cost?
Most reports on the iPad Mini’s price have been purely speculative. But based on how much current iPads cost (starting at $399 for the iPad 2), it’s reasonable to assume the iPad Mini will cost between $200 and $300.

What kind of screen will it have?
One of the most interesting parts of Bloomberg’s report was that the iPad Mini won’t have a high resolution screen like the iPhone 4S and third-generation iPad. Instead, it’ll use have the same resolution as the iPhone 3GS. That’ll likely keep the cost down.

What will it look like?
Apple blogger John Gruber’s Apple sources have told him the company is working on an iPad that will be about the same height as the current model in landscape mode. Beyond that, we have no idea.

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