Apple will unveil the iPad mini tomorrow on October 23. A couple days a leaked inventory sheet in Germany had the iPad mini start at $259. A new report on 9to5Mac has the starting price of the iPad mini though at $329. $329 is making sense, but is high compared to other 7-inch tablets from Google and Amazon that sell for $199. The german report had the entry-level iPad mini at 8GB. For $329 I expect though 16GB of storage. The $199 Amazon Fire HD also has 16GB. At $329 Apple needs to do some convincing that consumers should go for the iPad mini and not for the Amazon Fire HD. It is not a no-brainer at this price point.
The report confirms that there will be 4G and Wi-Fi iPad mini models.