iPad Mini Launch Date Still Keep A Mystery?
October 17 don't launch the mini iPad from Apple as we are look forward to but fake photos have kept the speculation going.
Pictures that appear to show the mini iPad have been publised online.
The pictures, which were published on Twitter, show what appears to be a smaller Apple iPad, with squarer edges and the same Lightning dock connector as the new iPhone 5.
It is thought the smaller tablet will have a 7.85-inch display with a lower resolution than the 9.7-inch model currently available.
However, as pointed out online by Mike Cane, the FCC identity code on the back of the 'mini iPad' matches that of the third generation iPad, indicating that the pictures do not show the real thing.
Rumours about the imminent release of the iPad mini - which observers have also referred to as the iPad Nano and iPad Air - have increased over recent weeks. Several reports, attributed to unnamed insiders, said that Apple would hold an event on October 17th.
However, October 17 don't launch the mini iPad, so we still need to wait! But that leaves very little time for Apple to work, if the mini iPad really is to be released before the Christmas season. Analysts believe the iPad Mini will be a direct rival to Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire, which are both seven-inch tablets and offer a smaller, less-expensive alternative to the existing iPad.