iPad Mini May Only Be a WiFi-only Device
Word on the street is that the much-rumored iPad Mini may not have 3G or 4G connectivity.
Apple's iPad Mini may only be available in a Wi-Fi version, according to industry sources that spoke to the Guardian newspaper.
The Guardian cites unnamed industry sources that say will be Wi-Fi only. These are the same sources that talked about a revised 4G LTE iPad for the UK's Everything Everywhere network. Though it may seem like an odd decision, the omission of 3G or 4G makes sense if Apple is seriously considering launching a device into the more affordable segment of the tablet market. After all, Google's Nexus 7 was launched as a cheap-as-chips competitor to Amazon's Kindle Fire, and it was WiFi-only, too.
October 17 is the alleged date the iPad Mini will be announced, with the device's production commencing in preparation for a fourth quarter release.