For about a month, we thought that Apple was planning on sending invitation on Oct. 10 to a product announcement event. That fateful day came and went without incident and without invitation. Now, rumor has it that the iPad mini launch will be announced on Oct. 23. Most of us are starting to question whether Apple plans on releasing the smaller tablet this year at all.
What is, most likely, the real deal is that the iPad mini exists. We’ve seen too many leaked images of purported parts to call it a myth now. A few days ago, MacRumors received pictures of what appears to be the battery for the upcoming iPad mini.
The images show a battery with the model number A1445 and Apple part number 616-0641. According to MacRumors, the battery runs at 3.72 volts with 16.7 Whr of energy on 4490 mAh of charge.
Earlier this month, we reported on supposed photo leaks from UkranianiPhone which showed a black aluminum brushed backside and nano-SIM tray. These sets of photos are more likely to be related to the real deal than the recently leaked images from 9to5Mac’s Sonny Dickson.
Hopefully, the Oct. 23 rumor will turn out to be true and we will see the iPad mini this holiday season. If not, we probably won’t see the smaller tablet until next March.