Yesterday was the official unveiling of Apple’s iPad Mini and with its launch finally official, the next few days and weeks will see the availability of a variety of iPad Mini reviews that will detail every facet of the device. In addition to this, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we see a product teardown that gives us some insight into the bill of materials for the iOS tablet.
One of the interesting details that has come out is that the WiFi only model will not have access to GPS functionality which is different then what we see on the larger iPad device. This information is also confirmed through the Apple product website which lists the features of both the WiFi only and the WiFi+Cellular models. On that page, we see that the WiFi+Cellular model has a premium price of $130 above the WiFi only model and this one does in fact support GPS technology.
When Apple launched the iPad Mini, one of the goals was to make it competitive with the other smaller Android tablets in terms of pricing and there is some debate if the Cupertino company has managed to succeed on this goal. There have been some analysts that felt that this tablet is priced to high. In response to this, Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing executive went on the record to defend the $329 base price saying that he believes Apple fans will be “very excited”.