LOS ANGELES — The big mystery surrounding the iPad mini is how much will it cost, but an online image appears to tell.
Over the weekend, German tech blogger Florian Schimanke posted what looks like an inventory list of the various iPad mini models. According to the image, the iPad mini will be available in 16 versions. It will come in both black and white and range in storage from as little as 8 gigabytes to as much as 64 GB. Additionally, the image indicates there will be versions of the device that can connect to cellular networks.
The posted picture, which according to the blog comes from an anonymous informant, shows 8 GB versions of the iPad mini will go for $320. But Gizmodo is reporting that the U.S. price is likely to be $249.
Amazon sells a 32 GB version of its 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet for $249; Google sells a 16 GB version of the 7-inch Nexus 7 for the same price. The iPad mini is expected to feature a 7.85-inch screen and include Apple’s new Lightning connector.
The device is expected to be announced Oct. 23.