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Report: Apple to Launch 24 New iPads on October 23

With rumors of iPad mini reaching fever pitch, Apple finally revealed yesterday plans to hold a media event next Tuesday, October 23. However, it seems Apple might be unveiling more than one iPad next week. The lasted scuttlebutt has the company releasing 24.

According to AppleInsider, Apple plans to release 12 iPads, each in two colors (likely black and white), next week. The site just this week got its hands on what it claims is the full list of presumed iPad mini product SKUs. It shows a total of 24 varieties spread over models labeled as P101, P103, P105 and P107. AppleInsider cites a source familar with the inventory as saying these likely represent different storage capacities (such as 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB). Products are also labeled with "GOOD," "BETTER," and "BEST," which AI reckons could be indicative of connectivity (Wi-Fi-only, 3G, and 4G LTE models).

The current iPad is only available in three capacities, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB. However, the iPad mini, as it's name suggests, features a small form factor, as well as a rumored smaller price tag. Who's to say it won't also feature less storage (or at least the option for less storage), too? 

Aside from 24 iPads, Apple is expected to announce a new Mac mini as well as a 13-inch Retina display MacBook. Looks like next week might be a big one for Cupertino. Stay tuned!

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  • nieur
    how different colour is considered as different model?
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  • Soulmachiklamo
    Is it just me or am I not the only one with the feeling that Apple's products decrease in quality since Jobs died?
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  • I already have a mini ipad, its called a Galaxy Note.
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  • ddpruitt
    I seriously doubt Apple would come out with that many models. Especially when there have been less than 24 models to date. They have a history of keeping things simple, maybe 3 models in in 3 capacities with a few colors apiece. Apple understands how keeping things simple helps them win consumers.
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  • Gasek
    I am really happy Apple finally decided to do what they've said they wouldn't, a 7 inch Ipod, err... Ipad. I've been waiting to buy a Nexus 7.
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  • LightningStryk17
    Man this title is extremely misleading. really awful journalism right here.
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  • Gasek
    I had to comment on this:
    Products are also labeled with "GOOD," "BETTER," and "BEST,"

    Hey dude, which Ipad you've got? I've got the Best and you? I've got the Good Ipad. Think I should have gone for the Better Ipad instead?
    Sorry what?
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  • Au_equus
    What? This is what TH considers news now?
    Is TH going to start reporting when Tim Cook goes to the bathroom?
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  • EDVINASM
    Clearly being iPad is not attractive enough, funky colors coming into mix. Interesting.. Still not buying btw, not now not ever :-)
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  • labelling Good Better and Best is only an internal Apple thing...not meant to tell customers
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