iPad Mini Battery More Powerful than iPhone 5’s?

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | October 15, 2012 2:34 PM EST

MacRumors published a pair of photos of rumored iPad Mini's battery, which is more powerful than the battery of the company's latest smartphone - iPhone 5.

The battery of Apple's new device boasts .72 volts, offering 16.7 Whr of energy on 4490 mAh of charge

MacRumors said that it cannot confirm the authenticity of the part. The markings are consistent with those seen on batteries from other Apple products. The battery's proportions also seem to fit fairly well with what is expected for the iPad mini, although the exact dimensions of the part are unknown.

The 16.7 watt-hour capacity for the iPad mini battery unsurprisingly places the device between the iPhone 5 at 5.45 watt-hours and the third-generation full-size iPad at 42.5 watt-hours.

The battery is clearly not yet an official part of the device that is ready for shipping, as it contains placeholders for several portions of regulatory text and blank rectangular placeholders for a number of regulatory logos. It seems likely, however, that this is the final design simply awaiting final certification.

Reuters claimed that Apple's smaller tablet "iPad Mini" will be released on October 23, which will supposedly be priced to compete with less expensive offerings from Amazon and Google.

Source of Reuters said that Apple is set to unveil a "new product" at a "major" Oct. 23 event, just days before Microsoft is slated to roll out Windows 8 and the Surface tablet.

The iPad Mini is reported to be the new little iPad will feature a 7.85-inch IGZO display with 330 pixels/inch, 1024 x 768 resolution. It will be more affordable. It is also assumed that the new tablet will feature Apple's upcoming operating system, iO6.

Putting iOS 6 in the mini tablet will include a new, Google-free Maps app, and Passbook, and promises better Facebook integration, better maps, and better video conferences that use cellular data, according to Entrepreneur.com. It is also said to have a smaller dock connector and thinner bezel. It may also feature a music service similar to Pandora radio, WiFi, and Retina Display.

Rumors claimed that iPad Mini will cost around US$299 and US$349, which is more expensive than its rivals Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD that starts at US$199.

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