News Summary: Smaller iPad expected Tuesday

News Summary: Smaller iPad expected Tuesday; price is big question mark

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Smaller iPad expected Tuesday, but at what price?
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FILE -In this Wednesday, March 7, 2012, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces a new iPad during an Apple announcement in San Francisco. Those who follow Apple believe they have figured out most of the particulars of a smaller iPad expected to be revealed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Apple hasn't said anything about the device, but the veil of secrecy it throws over unreleased products has been a see-through affair this year. Most of the details of the iPhone 5 were known well in advance of its launch a month ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

EXPECTED: Apple is expected to unveil a smaller iPad on Tuesday.

DIMENSIONS: Tech bloggers and analysts expect a device with a screen measuring 7.85 inches on the diagonal, making it about half the size of the regular iPad. It would be slightly larger than the 7-inch tablets from Amazon and Google.

UNKNOWN: The price. Most of the guesses range from $249 to $299, but the blog Boy Genius Report said Monday that the price would be $329.

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