Analyst Says He Handled a 'Pilot' iPad Mini

Analyst Says He Handled a 'Pilot' iPad Mini

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Topeka Capital's Brian White says an iPad case-maker let him handle a prototype iPad mini.

During our recent China-Taiwan Tech Tour, we had the opportunity to play with a pilot version of the "iPad Mini" that easily fit into our sport coat pocket. Experiencing a new form factor of an iconic product such as the iPad is a sight to behold and we believe consumer demand will reflect this phenomenon. We expect the "iPad Mini" to be 7.85 inches in size, include two cameras, come with the option of Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and 4G/3G, include the new lightening connector, start at lower storage capacity (8GB) than the iPad, sport a more refined back casing, come in slightly different color variation (i.e., similar to iPhone 5) and offer some surprises. We expect the "iPad Mini" to begin at a price point of $250-$300.

Apple is expected announce the smaller tablet tomorrow.

[via Fortune]

Analyst Says He Handled a 'Pilot' iPad Mini
F1982 - October 23, 2012 at 11:29am
Unobtainable cable? Apple gives you one with it and sells duplicates. When are people going to get over the fact that a new cable was needed? Too small storage? The device is supposed to be as economical as possible, so its likely the cheapest version will be 8gb. Nobody is making you buy the lowest spec version. What's your problem?
Brett - October 23, 2012 at 2:55pm
Your mom handled me and then I showed her my anal-yst move :)
Erik - October 23, 2012 at 9:51am
Analyst Says He Handled a Mini Chinese Di*k
terrance&philip - October 23, 2012 at 12:33am
odedo1 - October 23, 2012 at 3:28pm
lol, no thanks I'll stay with my 64Gb LTE and a retina display, jail broken iPad. any decent game is at least 1GB so 8 GB is a joke.