Apple will launch its next iPad version - the iPad Mini, on October 23, according to a website.
The website has reported that people familiar with Apple's plans have informed that the company will be unveiling the iPad Mini on the coming 23 of this month at an even for which the guest list will be on invitation only.
Apple iPad Mini is to cater to the rising demand for an affordable tablet in emerging markets alongside the matured markets like the USA. The smaller iPad will have a 7.85-inch touchscreen display and will compete with affordable 7-inch tablets such as Kindle Fire by Amazon, Nexus 7, and Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The Apple iPad Mini's 7.85-inch touchscreen might be a Retina display. The tablet could have also Apple's own mobile chips clocked-down for longer battery life and performance. By default, it would run the iOS 6 since the tablet is being released after the next iPhone which will come with iOS 6.
The iPad Mini might be offered in 8 GB and 16 GB storage sizes to make it fit the price bracket. The most interesting factor would be the price of the iPad Mini tablet and we anticipate it to be priced anywhere between $349 (Rs 19,250 approx.) to $399 (Rs 22,000).
If the device is to be unveiled on October 23, then it is certainly possible that the company might make the device available in India as well by the end of the year, or early next year.
As per reports, Apple's biggest manufacturer Foxconn is close to sign a deal with Indian government to set up base in India.
The web is on fire with reports of Apple toying with glass body for its iPhone 8.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro features an LED-backlit Multi-Touch Retina display with 2048x1536 pixel resolution.
In India, Apple's iPhone SE is to be sold at a higher price tag compared to international markets
In India, the Apple iPhone SE 16GB will be available for Rs 39,000 while 64GB variant will cost Rs 49,000.
Apple iPhone SE is set to be launched in India next month.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be available for purchase from next month onwards.
Apple iPhone SE will be launched in India from April for Rs 39,000 for the 16 GB version.
Besides, Apple is also expected to announce new iOS version (iOS 9.3) along with watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 2.2 during today's event.
Apple is holding an event this March 21 where it is now expected to unveil its latest gadgets.