iPad mini Event to Focus on iBooks [Report]

The tablet will be geared towards media consumption, sources suggest

People familiar with the upcoming iPad mini event say that Apple will emphasize iBooks, in what would suggest that the new tablet will be geared towards education and media consumption.

While the iPad is already a suitable medium for viewing movies, reading books and running utility apps, some have found it to be a little too big to carry around everywhere.

For example, people who don’t travel with a suitcase or a bag will have a hard time finding a resting place for the iPad when it’s not used. The iPad mini, however, is said to fit comfortably in a sport coat pocket.

The Next Web is now reporting that it’s heard from multiple sources that “Apple’s as-yet-unannounced iPad mini event will have a strong focus on iBooks.”

Steve Jobs had long envisioned putting a tablet device in the hand of every student, replacing the hefty school-bag, and reducing the number of trips to the library.

While his dream is already unfolding nicely with the current iPad models, a more portable version will undoubtedly open the door to even more possibilities.

The device is said to sport a 7.85-inch display (measured on the diagonal) and the A5 processor from the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S.

Its capabilities will reportedly be on par with those of the second-generation iPad, but it will also arrive with a number of new features, like the new Lightning connector, and a more svelte design.

Its portability coupled with Apple’s finely-tunes iOS operating system will undoubtedly make this product a must have for every family.

The screen is said to be a non-Retina LCD with 1024x768 resolution.

According to All Things D, Apple will hold its iPad mini launch event on October 23.

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