If you subscribe to the mounting rumours, Apple’s just about to usher two new products into life. And they’re biggies. The iPhone 5 is due any day now, whilst the iPad mini is being slated for an October launch. Don’t believe us? What if we were to tell you that new product codes for the mini have been found in the iOS SDK?
As reported by MacRumours, Instapaper’s developer Marco Armnet has been digging around and Apple’s code and found details of two new devices, which he believes to be the two storage tiers for the iPad mini.
MacRumours says: “The new identifiers found were “iPad2,5? and “iPad2,6?. As Arment notes, the iPad2,1 through iPad 2,3 designations are known to represent the iPad 2?s WiFi, GSM and CDMA models. The iPad2,4 represents a die-shrunk/cheaper version of the iPad 2 that was released alongside the 3rd generation iPad.
“Finally, the 3rd Generation iPad carries a designation of iPad3,x. As for “iPad2,5? and “iPad2,6?, they have not been seen before, but Arment concludes they are likely to be the long rumored ‘iPad mini’ which is based on iPad 2 hardware.”
iPad 2 hardware, ey? That means that the iPad minis would sport a dual-core processor, but scrimp on the GPU that resides in the new iPad. One area that would probably differ, though, would be the display: the iPad mini will almost definitely boast a Retina Display when it lands closer towards the end of the year.
There you go then. Proof positive? Not exactly, but it’s compelling evidence nonetheless.