Apple is expected to finally unveil the hotly-anticipated iPad mini on the 23rd, which is today. The event will be live-streamed tonight at 6pm (UK time). Sadly, there are clues suggesting that the smaller version of the iPad will not be making it to the UK shops.
Apple will be holding the event in San Jose, California. Tim cook is expected to take center stage, hosting the event. At the event, we’re expecting sales figures, the official unveiling of the iPad mini, its release date, and its price tag. The question is will it be for the US market only?
So what suggests that the device will not be making it to the UK? Ordinarily, during a launch of Apple products, journalists based in the UK can watch the US keynote, which is streamed to a large screen found in a specified location in London. At the special location, journalists can also get their hands on the new products. This time, however, Apple has not setup a London stream.
This has got us wondering if Apple will take a page out of Amazon’s book, making the iPad mini a US-only affair just like the Kindle Fire. For now, that’s the common consensus.
It’s possible that Apple is planning a US-only release for now, due to the overwhelming demand for Apple products. Once the iPad mini does go on sale, it is expected to instantly fly off shelves, especially with the holiday season just around the corner. Apple may be expecting that it will have problems keeping up with demand. So, for now, it may be a US-only affair.
Of course take this prediction with a pinch of salt, since Apple has not confirmed anything yet at this stage.
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