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Apple iPad mini starting production in Brazil?

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Apple iPad mini starting production in Brazil?
According to a source for Macotakara, production of the Apple iPad mini has started in a unnamed Brazilian factory believed to belong to Foxconn. The latter owns the factories in China where the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad are assembled, and opened up the factory in Brazil this year. In addition, the source says that on production units of the device, the microphone hole seen on the rear cover of tablet mockups is missing, even though a rear mic is on the new Apple iPhone 5.

Mockup of the Apple iPad mini

Mockup of the Apple iPad mini

The latest rumor involving the Apple iPad mini is that on October 10th, the Cupertino based tech titan will send out invitations for a press event. This would confirm earlier reports that Apple would have an October event for the 7.85 inch tablet separate from the September introduction of the Apple iPhone 5. Most likely Apple didn't want the media attention focused on one device to cannibalize what would have been the attention focused on the other device. With the world wide media focus that the Apple iPhone receives, had the Apple iPad mini been introduced last month alongside the handset, it might have ended up being swept aside amongst an avalanche of stories about the larger 4 inch screen, the faster processor and the LTE connectivity on the new iPhone 5.   

The Apple iPad mini is expected to compete in the low priced tablet category where the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7 dwell. Last year during the holiday season, the freshly launched Amazon Kindle Fire, competed strongly against the Apple iPad 2. The Apple iPad mini is said to look more like the Apple iPhone than the Apple iPad, with a screen surrounded by a bezel.

source: Electronista                                                                           

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posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:05 1

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


great looking device and good size too i get the feeling this would sell alot more than the 10 inch ipad

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:33

2. uzairkhan1994 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


if the price is appropriate ...... around 200-300$ for 16gb would be a really good deal..

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:35 4

3. JcHnd (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


yeah, keep dreaming... knowing apple this would be like 400-500 bucks...

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:37 1

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


yea man that would be really good.......but knowing apple it most probably wont...........im guessing 400+ .......and 350 minimum i dont see it being any lower than that

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:45 2

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


I start to admire you :)
Really thank you for the appreciation :)
Unfortunately most of the ifans community refuse the change of ipad... Include me :(

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:59 2

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


LOL.........whats sad is people only seem to know about the nexus 7 and the ipad and no one even knows much about the Sony XperiaTablet S.......which, in my opinion, is like the ipad (has beauty) but running android! people should seriously check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oEK0K0CWHQ

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:27

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


I was a Sony fans... I will buy xperia tablets and do my own review in YouTube :)

Don't worry my mate, I'm promise I will :)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:18

9. ahomad (Posts: 148; Member since: 15 May 2012)


great looking? and good size?
WTH are you talking about, we don't know how does it look and how big is it and even if there is actually one!!!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:23 1

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


well i assume you are looking at the same picture as we all are ahomad.......and yes if it happens to be fake then so be it.....im just commenting on what the mock up shows us dood calm the hell down

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:59

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1343; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


8-16 GB versions without 3 G....meh

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:16

8. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Nexus 7 will be better..You can bet on it..
Because-
ipad mini will surely not have A6 or a quad core processor
N7 have tegra's raw power
iPad's screen will probably not be retina one(according to rumours).N7- better screen
N7- Android freedom
Storage will be a problem in ipad mini as it will not have usb otg as compared to N7.
Price factor-who thinks Apple will price the ipad mini at the tempting price of 200$ ?? !

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:30

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


I "know" they wont price it at 200 dollars! it could be missing everything in the world and they still wouldnt do that :(

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:32 1

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


I disagree your screen part...
Yes it may not retina but will still better screen than others...

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:44 1

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


and im leaning towards the same thing too wendy on that one....

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:17 1

17. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


You are right wendy..
It may happen that would be better than nexus 7.
Sorry for posting wrong..

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 03:04

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


since when a quad core is better?it depends of the engineering to let the processor speed to be speedy!

i really dont know why android (people) are so power hungry...

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:14

16. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I didn't meant that it should be quad core as I know that processor architecture matters.
I meant that iPad Mini will surely not have A6 chip and will instead have A5X chip which is certainly not better than Tegra 3..

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