Apple iPad mini 2 aluminum shell leaks in high-res photoshoot, forgets it has nothing new to show
The rear housing looks virtually the same and we’re looking at an iPad mini with cellular connectivity here as you have the top of the rear shell of the device covered with a strip plastic, a feature designed to allow better signal throughput.
Speaking of unchanged design, we are not seeing anything new. The separate volume buttons, the rear camera location, the stereo speakers on the bottom and the new Lightning port are all where they were in the original iPad mini.
The leak looks credible and we don’t expect Apple to change the design of the new iPad mini this year. There should be other important changes, though. With Google upping the ante with the affordable Nexus 7 offering a stunning high-res display, Apple is now basically forced to put a ‘Retina’ display in the iPad mini as it just won’t look competitive, so that’s one huge improvement we expect to see. The usual hardware upgrade should also be there. What else do you expect of the 2013 iPad mini?
Apple iPad Mini 2 shell surfaces Fullscreen
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Apple iPad Mini 2 shell surfaces
source: Sonny Dickson
1. JMartin22 (Posts: 521; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Oh look, more iRelated parts/components leaked. Fun.
16. iampayne (Posts: 72; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Uumm it is possible to not click the article and just skip over it you know.
22. JMartin22 (Posts: 521; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Thank you for your useless input, I'll promptly ignore it.
2. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 488; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
the fact that all iProducts parts are always shown. makes apple boring of a news. i was expecting something new to this article but no. another parts,.
I just wish this stops now and fast forward to unveiling the whole product and the new OS..
3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 536; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Will there be a iPad mini 2C & iPad 5C ???? The glosssy one???? The cheap version which cost $400+????
6. AndroidistheFuture (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)
they probably forgot they how nothing new to write about
7. iGeek (Posts: 45; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
I think android fans forgot that there's Apple fans on this website :)
10. bucky (Posts: 1199; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
The original nexus 7 crashes more than it works. Time will tell if the new one is any better.
Keep the apple articles coming!
9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5466; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
for once someone at PA says nothing new (something right for once) too show same old piece of crap of the iPad
14. E.N. (Posts: 2217; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Yes and it's called selling out so Android users will like him...
11. Hallucinator (Posts: 337; Member since: 24 May 2010)
I almost forgot that Phonearena makes you guys read the iPhone/Ipad articles. Oh, wait...They don't. Quit your pathetic whining and shut up. You guys are sickening.
12. JMartin22 (Posts: 521; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Complaining about people putting their own thoughts and opinions in a forum is just as "pathetic" and "sickening"
13. Hallucinator (Posts: 337; Member since: 24 May 2010)
No, these are the same people that complain about trolls on other articles. I have no problem with people expressing themselves about different products when they actually have something relevant to say. However, 9.9 times out of ten its just the same regurgitated jokes just to get a couple thumbs up. Now, to come and insult phone are for them putting up a leaked pic is just silly and juvenile. If you support that, that up to you.
15. iampayne (Posts: 72; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Call me crazy but couldn't this just be the current iPad Mini
17. jellybeanpaintjob (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
It's funny cause in 10 years Apple will be the next blackberry so it doesn't even really matter about their s***** products
18. jellybeanpaintjob (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
Jobs is rolling over in the grave, trying to slap Tim cook from the beyond!
Apple will be hard pressed to come out with a product that can compete with 500 companies making cheap good products. It has already started. What we android guys and gals need to be doing is not giving a shut. Cause the apples want us to give shut. So next time we see.an apple article pass it over and check out the Google stuff. It soul will be cleansed
24. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2535; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yeah, the only problem with Android, is Android... The only quality alternative to Apple products are WP, Nokia, and Microsoft products.. Google is to much of everything bad..
21. networkdood (Posts: 5237; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
New Nexus 7 tablet is definitely looking like an awesome value.
23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2535; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Man,, Apple products look so last decade.... It time for the world to be refreshed with some good looking Nokia phones, and tablets..