Today is the day, sort of. If earlier rumors turn out to be true, sometime today we’ll be talking about an upcoming Apple event. In the mean time, speculation and unconfirmed information is flying around like mosquitoes near stagnate water. Today’s rumor comes from our neighbors across the pond. According to the Guardian UK, the iPad mini will only be available with the Wi-Fi model.
The report goes on to say “Multiple sources contacted by the Guardian have indicated that they think the announcement of the “iPad mini” is imminent, with retail sources saying that they anticipate new products in November.”
Sources told the Guardian that they do not expect to see 3G-capable iPad minis in the future. The lower cost involved would allow Apple to keep the smaller model relatively cheaper in order to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Google’s Nexus 7, and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet.
Accessory maker Knomo told the Guardian that iPad mini cases will be available within a few days, which leads one to wonder whether Apple hasn’t already given schematic information to some third-party tech companies.
The Guardian also mentioned that Apple is planning on releasing a full-sized iPad that includes 4G connectivity that is compatible with the Everything Everywhere network in the UK. Currently, even the third-generation iPad is not 4G LTE compatible. If Apple does launch a new model in the UK it is likely that they will be the first to see the iPad with the smaller Lightning connector.