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November launch rumored for iPad mini; new full-sized iPad too?

July 30, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • A report says a new full-sized iPad could launch alongside the iPad mini in November. Pictured is a current model.
A report says a new full-sized iPad could launch alongside the iPad mini… (Apple )

Since the launch of Google's Nexus 7, Apple has been rumored to be working on a 7-inch tablet of its own, and now, a new rumor says that an iPad mini could get to consumers by November.

Despite a differing report earlier Monday, iLounge says the iPad mini could get its own premiere event and ship to consumers in November. The report points out that's an unusual time for an Apple launch but says its source is insistent that that is Apple's target date.

But the iPad mini might not be the only Apple tablet that could launch by then. ILounge says there is also a chance Apple will premiere a fourth-generation iPad alongside the iPad mini in November.

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However, the report admits that's a very ambitious target date, and a release of a new iPad before the year anniversary of the new iPad could anger some customers. Therefore, iLounge speculates that an early 2013 launch is more likely.

Besides launch dates, iLounge is also reporting some of the changes the next iPad might receive, including a rear-side mike, smaller dock connector and "spec-improving/heat-reducing changes."

Along with new devices and redesigns, iLounge also says Apple is working on smaller versions of the iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case for the iPad mini.

The report also says Apple is likely to launch a new iPhone as well as a new iPod Touch in mid September. With the new iPhone, Apple will also launch two new cases, including one that is similar to the current Bumper cases and another that "will have a major impact on the accessory market if released."


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