The Next Web is reporting that the upcomming October 23rd media event and supposed unveiling of the highly-rumored and greatly-anticipated iPad mini will focus largely on iBooks after the introduction iPad mini. The iPad mini is expected to go head-to-head with other well-established, smaller tablets on the market, all of which also serve as E-readers, and all of which are roughly around the same price point.
According to The Next Web, "In what will likely be completely unsurprising news to many, we’ve now heard from multiple sources that Apple’s as-yet-unannounced iPad mini event will have a strong focus on iBooks. Since an iPad mini would likely be squarely aimed at those who wish to partake of media on their tablets, that would make a lot of sense.
The event will, of course, be primarily devoted to a new hardware device, which iMore first reported would be a thinner, cheaper version of Apple’s iPad. But the primary purpose of such a smaller tablet would be to act as a conduit for Apple’s content, namely iBooks publications and movies."
I am already a big reader, on both my iPhone and iPad, and personally I look forward to not only reading more books on my new iPad mini, but also to gaming, writing, drawing and, if we are lucky enough to get an iPad mini equipped with cellular, I plan to see just how much I can let this unique, new hybrid iDevice take over for both my iPhone as well as my large iPad.
Additionally, AppAdvice recently posted this neat infographic of the timeline and evolution of the many months of rumors and reports surrounding the iPad mini, building up to it's emanent launch later this month. While it doesn' go back as far as I would've liked to see it (considering I've been tracking the iPad mini rumors now for almost two years) it is still a very interesting breakdown of how information pertaining to the iPad mini has emerged, in an easy to grasp visual presentation.