Two brand new iPad devices have been detected in the logs of Instapaper developer Marco Arment, which could correspond to the much rumored iPad mini that is expected to launch this October. According to Arment, he has spotted two iPad devices coded iPad2,5 and iPad 2,6 which he believes represent two variations of the iPad mini device. For comparison, iPad2,1 through to iPad2,3 are the designators of the original iPad 2 WiFi, GSM and CDMA variants, iPad2,4 is the more recent update of the iPad 2 with an improved processor, and the new iPad is designated iPad3,1 to iPad 3,3.
The developer goes on to suggest that the new iPad mini will have an A5 processor with 512 MB RAM, but will not have Retina Display resolution. He also suggests that the two variants relate to a WiFi model and a low power 4G LTE model that could retail for around $100 than the base model, which is expected to launch at somewhere between $249 and $299. He also suggests that he hasn’t yet seen the iPad2,7 in his logs which would correspond to an iPad mini with a CDMA network chip.
The new device is expected to be unveiled at some point in October, not at the rumored Apple event on September 12, which was originally suggested. The iPad mini is also expected to have a 7.85 inch screen measured diagonally and a 1024 x 768 resolution, with a very thin form factor and substantial battery life.