By Kayla Amora, EnStarz | Sep 20, 2012 09:57 PM EDT
The iPad Mini price, features, and rumors have been on the mind of every Apple user ever since the iPhone 5 was announced on Sept. 12. Fans are turning their gaze towards the rumored iPad Mini which Apple has yet to confirm. However, experts reveal the iPad Mini design through a series of "legit" leaked photos.
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"It looks very similar to the current 9.7 inch iPad, but appears to be about two-to-three inches smaller in diameter," WPTV reported, referring to leaked photos posted by Gizmodo, a blog.
The publication goes on to describe the iPad Mini features as per the leaked photos.
"The tech blog Information Week says these latest photos appear to be legit. It says they show a smaller iPad with an aluminum shell and slightly thicker edges than the current third generation iPad."
WPTV continues to report that the iPad Mini has a front and a back camera, an aluminum body, and thicker edges than the first generation iPad. The connector port also seems to be different, similar to the small iPhone 5 dock connector.
New rumors suggest the latest Apple gadget is likely to appear in March at the same price as the new Apple iPod Touch.
An article by Books & Reviews says that the iPad Mini release date for October seems unlikely. Apple has a trend of releasing iPads in March. The publication also reveals that the iPad Mini price "will likely be the same" as the new Apple iPod Touch which is priced at $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model.
Gottabemobile.com, a mobile news and review site, stated that the iPad Mini is expected to be thinner and two-thirds of the size of the original iPad. Confirmed reports also said that it will indeed include front and rear cameras and a Retina Display.
The new iPad has high expectations to do well among consumers and reports suggest that it might debut a new direction for the Apple company.
"Back in 2010, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that smaller screened tablets were not 'sufficient to create great tablet apps' and would be 'dead on arrival,' so rumors suggesting a new iPad mini is in the works reveals a potentially new direction for the firm in its post-Jobs era," techradar.com said.
Tim Cooks replaced Jobs as Apple CEO when the visionary died in 2011.
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