It looks like Apple is also pretty sure about the potentials of the lower end of the tablet market. A new tip off from unofficial sources close to Apple confirms that the company will indeed launch the iPad mini or the 7 incher iPad in October.
According to the information, the tab will have a screen that measures 7 inches to 8 inches diagonally, which makes it smaller than the current standard version which comes with a 9.7-inch screen.
Confirming the speculations that Apple also is going to aim at the rapidly growing lower end of the tablet market, rumors claim that the miniature form of the iPad will not have a high resolution display that its generation big brothers have.
However, the sources claim that the new machine will have a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. This is the same number of pixels that the old iPad had before it got upgraded to Retina Display.
This move will surely help decrease the fragmentation developers have to face when they develop apps for devices like iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch which have different screen resolutions.
However, the higher pixel density will make the new iPad content look smaller compared to its full-sized brother.
The success of Amazon’s 7-inch tablet Kindle Fire and the recent introduction of Google’s Nexus 7 have increased the importance of the lower end of tablet market where devices with a $199 price point are sold like hot cakes. So it is no wonder that Apple wants to take a bite of that pie.