Apple iPad MiniApple has come out with a smaller iPad called the iPad Mini. It has a 7.9 inch screen, is lighter and thinner than a regular iPad. The base wi-fi only model will have 16GB capacity and priced at $329. Shipments start November 4 of this year, with the wi-fi+cellular models shipping in mid-November.

Apple has also upgraded the 3rd generation iPad with a faster processor and the same controversial Lightning connector as the iPhone 5 and are calling it the iPad with Retina display.

If you are in the market for an iPad, you now have three basic models to choose from.

iOS 6 logoSo now that iOS 6 is out, some of you with older devices running iOS 5 or iOS 4 might want to update. The new iPhone 5 already comes with iOS 6 installed, but the following iOS devices can be upgraded to the latest operating system software:

  • iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S
  • iPod Touch (4th & 5th generation)
  • iPad 2 and the new iPad (3rd generation)

Keep in mind that even though you may be able update to the latest software, some of the capabilities will be limited or not available depending on which model you have.

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Thinking of buying and Apple iPhone or iPad? Well, you just might want to hold off for just a little bit more.

There are indications a new iPhone and a possible new iPad Mini will be announced soon. Apple will be rolling out iOS 6 on Sept. 12, 2012, so the chances of these rumors being true are fairly high.

All this speculation has lifted Apple stock to an all-time high, raising Apple’s value to $624 Billion, making it the world’s highest, ever.

As an owner of iPhone 3GS, I’m looking forward to a new updated phone. As for the iPad Mini, I’ll have to wait and see. I’m not sure a smaller iPad would work for me. But then again, a lower price point might entice me.

~ Victor Villegas