Apple’s new iPad will be dubbed “iPad Mini”; iPod Nano may gain Wi-Fi capabilities – Report

Sat, Aug 25, 2012

News, Rumors

Ah, it’s a grand time of year when the Apple rumors start flowing like water. Hot on the heels of a report that Apple will hold a special event – separate from the September 12 iPhone 5 event – to release the iPad Mini comes further details of the device from the Japanese blog Macotakara.

The site, which admittedly has a hit-or-miss track record with respect to Apple rumors, writes that the smaller iPad model will, in fact, be called the iPad Mini. Some other suggested names for the device included the iPad Air.

According to Asian source, the name of Apple’s new product, which are expected to have 7″85′ and called as iPad mini, will be named as “iPad mini” officially. This source expects that “iPad” logo will be printed on back of case same as “iPod” is printed on iPod nano and iPod touch, and it means one new product will be added on iPad’s product brand genre.

The site also provides additional details on the rumored iPod Nano refresh, noting that it may come equipped with Wi-Fi support.

Next iPod nano may equip Wi-Fi antenna on side of that case, and support iTunes Music Cloud in order Apple to provide a iconic product to promote the largest Music Store in the world.

Macotakara previously reported that the next-gen iPod Nano will sport an entirely new form factor and will resemble a mini iPhone of sorts, complete with a home button.

It’s believed Apple will rollout a new iPod lineup this fall, with a number of welcome enhancements. The iPod Touch, for example, will be getting a 4-inch screen to match the one everyone’s expecting on the upcoming iPhone 5.

via MacRumors



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