Apple Inc. (AAPL): iPad Mini and New MacBook Pro Next Week?

Apple Inc.Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has not made anything official in regards to there being an unveiling event next week, but all the chatter in the tech world revolves around that very thing, as October 23 is described as the date that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to reveal its new iPad Mini.  But is that all? There are some rumblings that the smaller iPad will not be the only "mini"-sized device to be revealed to the media and public next week - at an event that no one knows will actually happen.

With the supply and production issues that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has endured recently, there might be a decent chance that investors' expectations - including those of billionaire fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital - might be tempered with the release of any new devices, unless they are transcendental in their innovations rather than just being smaller versions of existing devices made by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) already.

While invitations for this unveiling event have not been sent out yet, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is apparently getting ready to reveal the 7-inch iPad Mini, which is a smaller version of the highly popular 10-inch iPad. But there is also talk that this event will also serve as an opportunity to reveal a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display - which would be smaller than the 15-inch version which was revealed in June. Though Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has given no public indication of such a device, a couple of analysts who look at the supply chain have noted that a couple of companies that make the Retina displays for iDevices are currently producing 13.3-inch Retina displays, which are reasoned to be fore a MacBook Pro.

It is said that this new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) MacBook would have a display resolution of about 220 pixels per inch, which is said to be so sharp that viewers won't be able to see the pixels from a normal viewing distance. It is expected to have a 178-degree viewing range, 75 percent less reflection and 29 percent more contrast than previous versions.

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