Good news for the people those are waiting for the smaller version of iPad. The most awaited iPad mini will be announced in October. We have been hearing several rumors regarding iPad mini. Recently a source had claimed that Apple will announce both the new iPhone and iPad mini at a special media event that is going to be held on 12th of September. Then, John Gruber of Daring Fireball has claimed that Apple will announce the next generation iPhone and iPad Mini in two separate events. Now we came to know that the smaller version of iPad will be announced in October at a separate media event. According to AllThingsD, Apple will announce iPad mini at a separate media event that is going to be held in October.
The new report from AllThingsD coexist with the previous report from John Gruber who has predicted that Apple will announce iPad mini in October. Still no word from Apple regarding the launch date of iPad mini. We have to wait until the official announcement. AllThingsD has a terrific track record of predicting Apple related news, so the new report from AllThingsD is believable. Recently iResQ has managed to get their hands on iPad mini headphone jack, dock connector and flex cable. They have also posted some pictures of those parts, which has confirmed that Apple will use 8-pin dock connector in iPad mini. The picture has also confirmed that Apple will change the position of headphone jack in the smaller version of iPad.
If the prediction comes true, then you will be able to see the announcement of iPad mini in October. Various sources have been claiming that the smaller version of iPad will feature 7.85-inch screen and Apple will use IGZO display in iPad mini that will make it thinner than the current generation iPad.