Multiple sources are reporting that Apple’s iPad mini event, slated for late October, will focus on iBooks and educational content. The event should build upon Apple’s previous education event held in New York City earlier this year, where it announced iBooks Author, iBooks 2.0 for textbooks, iTunes U for iPad and more.
An iPad mini is believed to be a niche device for educational institutions because of its lower price and increased portability. Apple has always focused on the educational sector by offering discounted prices to students and faculty. Apple might choose to extend this discount pricing to its iPad mini, or at least on bulk purchases of the device.