9to5Mac reports their sources are telling them the upcoming smaller iPad will start at a price of $329US:
Apple’s entry price for its upcoming smaller iPad is between the base model of the new, fifth-generation iPod touch ($299) and the currently shipping WiFi-only 16GB iPad 2 ($399). According to our sources, the base model of the smaller iPad will likely be priced at a minimum of $329 in the United States.
They also go on to note there will be two more higher storage capacity models available, probably priced at $100 more compared to the base model at $429 and $529 prices. Below, a chart made by the site adds the speculated prices for the ‘iPad Mini’. The $30 price increase differentiates the smaller iPad from the new 5th generation iPod touch (which starts at $299).
Recent analysis from John Gruber notes these price differences between the new iPod touch and smaller iPad won’t matter because two different products are being compared.
Yesterday, it was also noted the regular 9.7 inch iPad was set to get a refresh, most likely to adopt the new Lightning connector standard. Apple’s smaller iPad event is set to take place on October 23rd. Get your wallets ready.
**Want the BEST new iPad protection? Order your invisibleSHIELD by ZAGG, the strongest protection for your new iPad backed by a 30 day money back guarantee, lifetime replacement warranty, and FREE shipping! Use coupon code 'iphoneinca' for 20% off your purchase! Order today!**
Posted under: iPad Rumours