rumour: The iPad Mini Will Have 3G And Be About As Thin As The 4th Generation iPod Touch

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Macotakara, a Japanese blog, cites a reliable source in China who claims to have seen a prototype of the iPad Mini and describes it as being slightly wider than Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet and about as thin as the fourth generation iPod touch.The source also says that the new iPad model will have a 3G connectivity option, though not every provider that offers a wireless plan for the current iPad may offer one for the iPad Mini.

Macotakara also reports that the iPad Mini will be manufactured by Foxconn in Brazil rather than in China, and that production will start up in September with plans for a holiday release.

Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal both reported earlier this week that Apple is will come out with a smaller iPad sometime this fall.


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