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New iPad mini mockups add metallic flesh to rumors

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New iPad mini mockups add metallic flesh to rumors
The new iPad mini should be unveiled in October with a huge release following soon after, if we are to believe the endless rumors, and now to illustrate how that 7.85-inch rumored device will look like we have two sources joining in with fresh mockups. The first couple ones come from Chinese etailer TaoBao and the second is another mockup work, this time in pure metal.

Both mockups show how the tablet is expected to be very thin, with the new, smaller dock connector. The last set of pictures also includes a SIM-card slot and an antenna spot at the top of the device.

Alongside is an iPhone for the sake of size comparison. How do you like what you see, are you looking forward to getting the iPad mini? 

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posted on 03 Sep 2012, 09:39 19

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


N7 is way better, especially for gaming, I don't think iPad mini has a powerful CPU and graphics as N7. And N7 is much affordable too.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:09 11

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14192; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How do you know?

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:37 10

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"How do you know?"

He doesn't say that he knows, he says that he THINKS that iPad Mini doesn't have a....

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:33 4

21. AppleIsBest (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


all i kno iz that apple is the best in evrything they do and they beat evreythiing else in all they do cuz its so amazing they invented even the smartphone wihch got ccopied and stuff

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:36 9

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sorry, I don't understand what you say.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:37 3

23. AppleIsBest (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


YOu just dontt undestand your one of thpose people that jsut doesnt get it. Apple knoes what we want and does it its perfect, get it?

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:40 8

24. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Wow, thanks for your input... You're really making a lot of sense here.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:51 9

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No, I still don't understand what you say. :(

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 18:45 1

49. AppleIsBest (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You're probly one of those android guys that sez that Android isbetter cuz it ccan do more. But iPhone is Apple so i'ts better.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 19:59

50. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Come out from your Apple world mate. It is going to be over very soon....!!

Best Regards,
A Windows, Linux, Windows 8, Web OS, RIM, Android fan boy.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 05:53 1

55. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Don't understand what you say.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 21:34

53. MeoCao (unregistered)


I don't know, but I can predict. Apple can use specs similar to N7 for iPad mini but then the price will be sky high. I guess Apple will use their "look and feel" things to lure people away from N7 while saving on the silicon stuffs.

Either way Apple will lose b-c iPad mini can never match the overall value of N7.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:15 5

12. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Would be very much possible, with the larger screen and A5 already having significantly more graphics performance than Tegra 3. (That is a fact.)

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:31 2

19. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


yes, thats right, if the ipod touch can run all the iphone apps and games in the app store, even the huge games like gta, urban crime and all the other powerful console games, then the ipad mini can also run all the apps
the biggest difference is that the ipad mini won't have 3g or lte
im really excited about the ipad mini, it would run all the hundreds of thousands of ipad apps and will be updated for years
ipad and iphone have always been the best for apps and games, but the problem is that those are expensive, so i used to get the ipod touch instead of the iphone,now the ipad is also getting inexpensive which is really good.......

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 12:43 5

32. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Yes and No.
The A5 has some better perfomance than the Tegra 3, that much is true. But the iPad mini has the (suppossed) bigger screen. So you´ll have one of the two:
1) iPad mini will have a small dpi, not even close to retina and much worse than the N7
2) iPad mini will have a good resolution (over the suppossed 1024x768) but then even if the GPU is a bit stronger the overall performance will suffer.

That´s assuming they use the A5 with the same clock speeds that the iPad 2
And of course you as always forget that the Tegra 3 may be a little bit lower in GPU but it´s significantly stronger in CPU, nearly doubling the one of the A5. But you always forget these details when they suit your Apple defence...
And those are also facts!

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 13:01 2

38. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


It nearly doubles in CPU and does get nearly less than half done in GPU.- evenly matched, but what matters is the real life performance, doesnt it? And I never said "A5 >>> Tegra 3", only about the graphics, so why get offensive again?

Let us see how Apple handles it, but they are barely gonna use something less powerful in graphics than the A5 or at least the Tegra 3 cause they like to show off with the graphics performance.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 13:45 1

43. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I guess I get so heated because in evey post you put you claim to put "facts" and "the Truth", but the issue is that you tend to put HALF of it (the half that favours Apple all the time), and I always feel compelled to put the other half to have a more complete picture.
Example: no, the Tegra 3 is not less than half as powerful as the A5 in GPU, is around 70 to 80% (depends on the model) as powerful. But still you just "assumed" it is a lot less powerful than it is and stated in your comment as if it was just the truth.
In your comment you made it sound as if the Tegra 3 were around half as powerful as it is in reallity (less than half = 40%?)...

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:25 2

18. JessJess (unregistered)


Wth did I just read? You think the N7 is better, especially for gaming based upon? Wishful thinking?

Because at this point there are NO specs, prices or anything on the iPad Mini. So you are judging this product based on..... what? That mock-up of its design?

I'm not sure whats more ridiculous. The fact you wrote that or the fact 9 people 'liked' it. I guess 9 people own a Nexus 7?

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 12:05 5

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Wth did I just read?"

You just have read an assumption.

"Because at this point there are NO specs, prices or anything on the iPad Mini."

Exactly! And that's mean that you also can't be sure that iPad Mini will be better than Nexus 7.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 13:27 3

40. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


*Sigh* JessJess never called it better...

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 13:33 3

41. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And I didn't have said that JessJess called it better, I just have said that you can't be sure that iPad Mini will be better. ;)

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 13:44 1

42. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Fine ^___^.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 12:57

35. Apple-Royally- (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


This will cause another hype.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 14:51 3

47. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


actually the best platform for gaming is the one that has the best games, not the best hardware. That's why the PS2, PS1, SNES, NES, Atari 2600 were the best sellers of their respective console generations, because they had the best games. None of them were the most powerful systems of their generation, but they had the best games of their generation.

The PS2 was overpowered by the Gamecube and Xbox, the PS1 was overpowered by the N64, the SNES was overpowered by the Sega 32X, 3D0, and Jaguar, the NES was overpowered by the Sega Master System, and the Atari 2600 was overpowered by the Colecovision and Intellivision. But they didnt need the power, because they had the developers that made good games and made them plentiful.

And unfortunately, as far as mobile tablet and phone gaming, Apple is ahead of Google by a long shot, due to stronger developer support, which means a stronger base of games. Phonearena demonstrated this with their recent article for best games of August, and all of them are on Iphone, most on Ipad, only 2 of them on Android.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 09:39 12

2. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Haha now it really is just a big ipod touch!

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:08 5

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14192; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That was a pretty pointless thing to say.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:39 3

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"That was a pretty pointless thing to say."

Maybe for you it is pointless and maybe for him it is not pointless.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 12:25

29. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


You should change your name to captian obvious.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 12:34 3

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sorry, but I don't know what is "captian" also I'm fine with my current user name. :)

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 12:53 3

33. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


You spend more time commenting on apple articles than android. I sense some sort of insecurity or trolling

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