REPORT: Retina iPad Mini and new thin, full-size iPad ready for Christmas

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iPad-Mini-01.pngNew iPad and iPad mini models are on the way, according to a new report from Bloomberg. And sooner than you may think too!

The report is pencilling in the two Apple slates for a release between October and December of 2013, just in time for Christmas, giving the company some breathing space between then and the expected September 10 launch of the new iPhone models.

Bloomberg are also corroborating reports previously offered by the WSJ on the design of the two slates. As many would hope, the iPad mini is said to be getting a high resolution Retina display (the one flaw in what many consider the titchy tablet’s otherwise excellent design), while the full-fat iPad will retain its Retina display but take on a slimmed down form factor and chassis not unlike the current iPad mini model, albeit a few inches bigger.

The report also supports the earlier September 10 date as the iPhone’s unveiling.

Though iPad rumours fly our way thick and fast, to have two highly reputable sources offer very similar information is a sign that perhaps there’s some truth to this latest round of whispers. Of course, we’ll have the full official details once Apple loosen their fused-shut lips.

Gerald Lynch