Images purporting to show the new ‘iPad Mini’ imply the device will launch without a rear-camera.
Apple‘s rumoured latest device – expected to appear on the shelves during the Autumn – is believed to be a seven-inch tablet which will take on the bestselling Google Nexus tablet.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was apparently set against a smaller iPad, but apparently relented in the months before his death last year, according to emails discussed in the ongoing Apple vs Samsung patent dispute.
A leaked picture purported to show the iPad Mini implies there is no rear camera on the portable device
Little is known about the specifications of the iPad Mini, but it is believed to launch around September 21st along with the new iPhone 5.
The removal of the rear-camera reflects a growing trend in the tablet market. Most models have contained a reasonable camera of around the five megapixel range, but the majority of users do not use their tablet as a portable camera.