iPad Mini Rumored to Launch in Q3 2012

edwardquilo - April 16, 2012 07:56AM in Gadgets

A sub-$300 "iPad Mini" is reportedly on the way, according to Chinese news site, NetEase. The source reports that the smaller Apple tablet is scheduled for Q3 release window, and could cost somewhere between $249 to $299. With around six million tablets purportedly ready for release on its launch date, the iPad Mini is supposedly Apple's answer to the looming threat of upcoming Windows 8 tablets. NetEase also hinted that Foxconn's Honhai Precision and Pegatron were tapped to manufacture the iPad Mini. With Apple's dominant market share in the tablet business, a smaller, more affordable iPad could perhaps overthrow reigning "mini" Android tablets.