The Straits Times
Published on Oct 22, 2012

Will Apple go for the 'kill' with iPad Mini?


SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Just weeks after its momentous launch of the iPhone 5, Apple is back with what is expected to be another hot gadget - a "mini" version of its market-leading iPad tablet.

Apple sent out invitations for an event Tuesday in San Jose, California, keeping details under wraps as it normally does, saying only: "We've got a little more to show you."

Reports have been swirling for months about the "iPad Mini," but Apple has made no comment.

But blogs which closely monitor Apple say the new tablet could be priced from US$249 (S$304) to US$399, which could pressure rivals such as the Amazon Kindle Fire.