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Apple iPad mini enters full-scale production, new mockup shows the tablet off

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Apple iPad mini enters full-scale production, new mockup shows the tablet off
The Apple iPad mini is still just a rumor, but with so much noise from all high-positioned sources, there must be fire. Now, though, we have more smoke in the form of a report from two Chinese securities companies saying the 7.85-inch tablet has already entered full-scale production.

Chinese manufacturer PegaTron is now said to also be making the iPad mini, so Foxconn is not the only plant that Apple relies on. PegaTron allegedly got 50% to 60% of the orders with the remainder left for Foxconn.

From what we know so far, the iPad mini is expected to get officially unveiled in October, and arrive on store shelves by the end of the year and in time for the Holiday shopping craze.

We’ve seen numerous leaks, rumors, renders and pictures of mockups, just as we did with the iPhone 4S. Now, right below we have some new mockup showing off what the 7.85-inch tablet by Apple should look like. This new model comes with a narrower bezel, but the unit is non-functional so there's no way to verify how close to reality it is. We’ve seen that Apple delivered just as expected with the phone, now could the same happen with the tablet? We should know pretty soon.

source: Economic Daily News, BoLoPad via Engadget

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:26 1

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


It looks exactly like the new iPod Touches, just bigger. I'm curious to see how the market responds to this or if most just continue getting the 10 inch.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:24 1

8. Aeires (unregistered)


Doesn't look that much different than the full sized iPad. With the size being so close, why not spend the small amount and just get the full sized version?

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:43 1

2. mrllano (Posts: 87; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


it doesn't look good at all

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:48 3

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


I can't really say it's fake now since iphone 5 leak >.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 09:33

15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


so true... with all the leaks of iPhone 5 turns out to be true then this iPad mini might be true! but im just wondering why foxconn dont make it? or they dont make the whole of it?

and i think this will be reasonable... seeing that the nexus 7 has no rear camera coz for me its a need to have dual camera! thats why i love playbook and this rumored iPad mini! both have dual camera!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:51 2

4. pongkie (Posts: 497; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


the iphone got taller and the ipad got shorter its so amazing!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 13:23 1

11. melvineus (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Hmmm.. I think they are about to switch size.. So someday iphone will be as big as ipad now.. Hahahaha

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 18:24

14. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


And my pipi got longer...lol!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:56 1

5. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I will never understand Apple and their love for strange sized gadgets. 7.85? Why not just make it 8.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 07:07 3

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1365; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


its the FIRST small tablet.. forget the other 500 out there this is the FIRST! lol

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 07:20 2

7. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


So it's gonna compete with what ? iPod touch ?
Not a good idea

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:29 2

10. Droiddoes (unregistered)


HOLY F*CKING SH*T! TALK ABOUT REVOLUTIONARY MAGICAL INNOVATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 13:50 3

12. Savage (unregistered)


Tim Cook doesn't take security seriously I think. In one year, they increase their phone's height and reduce a tablet's size. They should take a vacation.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 14:41

13. zekes (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


ios 4 everybody :)

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