If you happen to be either a student or a hard gamer with a fascination for Apple, then we've got some good news for you. The iPad mini is due to be released at Christmas, so you've got plenty of time to adjust your Christmas wish list accordingly.
The latest report says that Apple's long rumoured iPad mini is going to boost Apple's sales to schools and gamers who enjoy a spot of gameplay on their mobile devices.
Ben A. Reitzes with Barclays Equity Research is one of the analysts to suggest the device will hit the market sometime soon. "We do not feel that a smaller, lower priced tablet will dilute the quality of the iPad brand and iOS ecosystem either, despite prior comments by the company," says Reitzes.
Instead of lowering the company's standards, the smaller iPad will be able to boost its reputation among the more budget-conscious consumers. A less expensive iPad will prove more popular in schools, where Apple tablets are already highly appreciated.
The iPad mini is expected to feature a 7.85in display with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixels. This is the same screen resolution of the first-gen iPad and the iPad 2.