Alleged iPad mini dummy unit appears in photos

Alleged iPad mini dummy unit appears in photos
The upcoming iPhone 5 might be dominating the headlines today, but the rumored iPad mini is not being left far behind. What we can see in the photos below, which surfaced on a Chinese blog post today, is speculated to be a dummy iPad mini unit based on the tablet's finalized design. In fact, this has to be the first time we get to see an image of the iPad mini fully assembled without it being a digital rendering. Previous leaks have only revealed the device's outer aluminum shell and possibly some of its internal components.

If this iPad mini dummy unit truly resembles the real deal, then the tablet is shaping up to be more or less as predicted - a slate of around 7 inches with a metal casing, camera on its back, mini dock connector, and the typical for Apple minimalist design. On the other hand, Apple rumors and leaks come a dime a dozen, and they should all be taken with a grain of salt. Perhaps waiting until the iPad mini is officially announced would be a much better idea, rather than getting overly excited about a tablet that might not come soon. Chances are that the iPhone 5 will be the star of the Apple event tomorrow, and the iPad mini will be announced separately next month.

source: DGtle via BGR

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iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I think its a little too wide to fit in the hand.. But who knows? The thing will still sell regardless of specs.

23. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i kinda like it! if its true, it beat the nexus coz it has a rear camera! :) but i dont think it will be a big hit as its brother... it should be at reasonable and competitive price!

2. MeoCao unregistered

This looks very clumsy compared to N7.

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or, for that matter, the Android phabets like Note/Note II/HTC toy. As the size increases, I think 16:9 is more 'hold-able' form factor.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

hmmmm...I cant think of any use for it. !,,

6. StormSpirit

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Apart from the fact that people owning this device can show off that they can afford an over priced gadget and its APPLE!!!

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Or that they got into credit card debt buying one...

16. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Thought the same thing at the beginning until I got an iPad. It's actually pretty handy not having to start up the pc every time I want to do some browsing. Stop hating.

18. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Ifans will somehow easily find a use for this next to their new 4 inch ipod touch,4 inch iphone 5 and also their 'new' ipad 9.7 inch which they bought a few months back.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can think of a great use for it bro. Buy it for my girlfriend so she can leave my ipad3 the hell alone lol.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man that's sad if u can't hunk of any use for top notch tablet.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thanks. :) +1

9. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Please tell me that's supposed to be a worm...

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, it is a worm. Click on my username to enlarge my avatar. :)

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Great find!!! +100

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I saw this information on Saturday. There will be nothing that will stop the iPhone 5 sales. Trust me! If HTC and Samsung are making a big fuss over LTE, why didn't they go after the iPad 3. So no worries at all. HTC and Samsung know what is going to happen when millions of iPhone 5's fly off the shelves. That means billions of dollars in profits and revenue that HTC will never see...

19. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Great news,and lets not forget the threat from goophone!

11. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Get rid of the f**king large bezel! Why is apple screwing up their chances of crushing the nexus 7?

13. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Kronic....lets be real.The ipad is a way better and sexier tablet than nexus 7 tablet

17. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Yeah? did you take a look at the price tag difference first.... and come on man the fact is it can do a LOT more than what iPad can do and yes not to mention freedom you get with Android OS

15. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

it's deja vu for android tablets. everything will be history once the ipad mini comes out. accept it guys, only the kindle fire comes close

20. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Its going to have the same specs as ipad 2 so they should call it ipad 2 mini. As far as price i don't see apple selling it at $200. They would never charge a Apple product that low.

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