Posted: 12:6a.m. IST, August 7, 2012
London, Aug 7 (ANI): Leaked pictures of the much-awaited Apple iPad Mini suggest that the new tablet will be launched without a rear-camera, a report has said.
Apple's rumoured latest device, which is likely to be released in September this year, is believed to be a seven-inch tablet.
The removal of the rear-camera reflects a growing trend in the tablet market.
Most models have contained a reasonable camera of around the five megapixel range, but the majority of users do not use their tablet as a portable camera.
According to the Daily Mail the upcoming tablet will take on the bestselling Google Nexus tablet.
Google removed the camera from the just-released Nexus 7, which was seen as a cost-cutting move to bring the seven-inch tablet down to the 159 pounds range, the report said.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was apparently set against a smaller iPad.
But emails related to the ongoing Apple vs Samsung patent dispute showed that he apparently relented in the months before his death last year, the paper said. (ANI)