7.85" iPad to be Called 'iPad Mini' and Wi-Fi (Cloud iTunes) Coming to iPod Nano?

1370900445Japanese blog Macotakara claims to have additional details about Apple's upcoming 7.85" iPad and the next generation iPod nano.

First, the site reports that the new smaller iPad device will indeed be called "iPad mini":

According to Asian source, the name of Apple's new product, which are expected to have 7"85' and called as iPad mini, will be named as "iPad mini" officially. This source expects that "iPad" logo will be printed on back of case same as "iPod" is printed on iPod nano and iPod touch, and it means one new product will be added on iPad's product brand genre.

Next, the Japanese blog also believes the next iPod nano may come with Wi-Fi capabilities in order to enable iTunes in the Cloud support:

Next iPod nano may equip Wi-Fi antenna on side of that case, and support iTunes Music Cloud in order Apple to provide a iconic product to promote the largest Music Store in the world.

Wi-Fi access would allow iPod nano users to redownload any past music, movies or TV shows onto their device when connected to a hotspot.

Macotakara again notes the mysterious holes found on the back casing of iPod Touch and offers a guess at NFC capabilities, but has no clear answer. Overall, Macotakara has had a mixed track record with their rumor reports.

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Top Rated Comments

ferrariguy90 Avatar
153 months ago
Please Apple, just release an iPod touch with updated internals and a decent camera. That’s all I’m asking for!!!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ajvizzgamer101 Avatar
153 months ago
iPad Mini isn't for the current iPad consumers... it's for the consumers that wants something cheaper for schools (instead of laptops), lighter for reading, smaller for backpacks. It makes sense for that kind of environment.

I wonder if the iPods will be at the iPhone event or the iPad event, that is if their are two separate events.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
153 months ago
Ipad mini to be called Ipad mini?

Since when is this news? Might solve the confusion between big Ipod and Ipod mini but it's still the same thing.


"iPad Air" was another name floating around.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iluomo Avatar
153 months ago
Yes people who don't already own an Ipad maybe.

But when did Apple start targeting the low price tablet market?

Anybody buying a 7" one will use it, put it down get bored of it, try an Ipad and instantly prefer it.

Um, since when did you become the authority on what others will or will not like?

I bought an iPad 2 for my wife and daughter. Every time I use it I think it's too heavy and too big. Although it will be nice not to have to spend the absurd amount the regular iPad costs, price isn't the prime motivator for me.

I REALLY want this product and I'm SURE I will like it. So speak for yourself next time.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iSee Avatar
153 months ago
Ipad mini to be called Ipad mini?

Since when is this news? Might solve the confusion between big Ipod and Ipod mini but it's still the same thing.

Also I struggle to see who would want to buy the Ipad mini over a reduced in price Ipad 2.

I think it's safe to say the 9.7" Ipad will continue to lead flagship sales for years to come. Ipad mini will only be a fashion product people looking at price will go for a more advanced old generation Ipad.

Fashion product?!?
News flash: there are certain advantages to a physically smaller and lighter product that have nothing to do with fashion (or price).
No, that is definitely not safe to say.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
frank8880 Avatar
153 months ago
Ipad mini to be called Ipad mini?

Since when is this news? Might solve the confusion between big Ipod and Ipod mini but it's still the same thing.

Also I struggle to see who would want to buy the Ipad mini over a reduced in price Ipad 2.

I think it's safe to say the 9.7" Ipad will continue to lead flagship sales for years to come. Ipad mini will only be a fashion product people looking at price will go for a more advanced old generation Ipad.

some people will buy the device for its dimensions not for its price. those customers would prefer the iPad mini rather than the old iPad2.

Also it will be a newer device, thus it would be more recent and include newer components and technology.

Some people also don't just like buying old stuff, and even if it is not as powerful as the iPad2, just for buying the latest iPad, some customers would rather prefer the mini.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)