Apple to introduce “refreshed” New iPad, iPad Mini prices to start at $329
According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple will announce "refreshed" New iPad version alongside the iPad Mini at their press event in two days.
Apple will announce a refreshed version of its full-sized, 9.7-inch Retina display iPad at its media event October 23rd, according to our sources. These people say that the new version of the iPad will retain the same $499, $599, and $699 WiFi-only price points, and the LTE line will retain the current $629, $729, and $829 pricing. With no price changes or additional storage capacities, we believe that the storage options of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB will also be retained.
The refreshed New iPad will be equipped with lightning connector and global 4G LTE support (using the 1800 MHz frequency band) and maybe some other internal improvements. Rumors suggest that Apple may include a A6 chip found in the iPhone 5, new indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) display technology and improved battery life but it's unclear which of the rumored changes will be included in the "tweaked" version.
9To5Mac also reports that the upcoming iPad Mini will be priced between the 5th gen iPod Touch and the WiFi-only 16GB iPad 2 model. According to their sources, the base model of iPad Mini will likely be priced at a minimum of $329 and will go up to $659 for the highest capacity and cellular iPad Mini.
The iPad Mini is expected to be available to customers on Friday, November 2nd.