Apple iPad mini 2 aluminum body leaks: unchanged design
The only slight difference is the fact that the Apple logo is now not simply printed on the back cover, but is actually now an inherent part of the actual rear housing.
The fact that Apple has allegedly decided to keep the aluminum body unchanged basically means that it’d need to really deliver on what’s under the hood and that’s where the most innovation should come in the iPad mini.
Apple is obviously seeking to unify the looks of its iPad family. Yesterday we saw important changes in the rear aluminum back of the 9.7-inch iPad 5 - it becomes narrower and has an iPad mini like design.
Keep in mind that the images below look realistic, but there is no proof that would confirm they are indeed real, so take them with a grain of salt. You can still though examine the aluminum rear housing of the upcoming second-gen iPad mini right below, do you see any changes?
Apple iPad mini 2 leaks
5. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
I would be sold if Apple did that! I've always wondered that Apple should have made the logo lit like their MacBooks. I own an iPad4 because of the apps which are highly compatible to Apple tablets compared to Android tabs.
6. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Takes battery power, i'm sure thats the only reason, and inconvenience of having your phone illuminate all areas around you when you hit the power button.
9. fanboylemonkiller (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
true, but would it not be strange to have the apple logo go through the whole back case?
7. ryan5609 (Posts: 97; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
I am so bored with Apple products. What happened to their innovation? It seems like their design styles have 4 year life spans.
10. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Nothing new here. It follows the same 2-year design cycle as the iPhone 3G, 4, 5, and iPad. Redesign, update specs, redesign, update specs. It worked when they were the only game in town, but the iPad mini 2 will be completely leapfrogged by the new Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire.
8. Kayle (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
OMG, Apple using the same design on an outdated, overpriced product!? SHOCKER!!!