Alleged iPad mini dummy unit appears in photos
posted by Nick T. / Sep 11, 2012, 8:47 AM
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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I think its a little too wide to fit in the hand.. But who knows? The thing will still sell regardless of specs.
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 8:53 AM 5
This looks very clumsy compared to N7.
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 8:59 AM 7
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hmmmm...I cant think of any use for it. !,,
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 9:05 AM 8
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Apart from the fact that people owning this device can show off that they can afford an over priced gadget and its APPLE!!!
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 9:13 AM 10
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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.
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 12:05 PM 3
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look what i found http://www.techradar.com/news/
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 9:11 AM 6
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Thanks. :) +1
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 9:14 AM 4
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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...
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 10:11 AM 0
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Kronic....lets be real.The ipad is a way better and sexier tablet than nexus 7 tablet
posted on Sep 11, 2012, 10:13 AM 0
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