Apple iPad mini 2 aluminum shell leaks in high-res photoshoot, forgets it has nothing new to show

Apple iPad mini 2 aluminum shell leaks in high-res photoshoot, forgets it has nothing new to show
The iPad mini 2, the second generation 7.9-inch Apple tablet, is expected to get officially unveiled soon, and now the rear aluminum shell of the device has leaked out once again in a high-res photoshoot revealing the tiniest of detail. There is not much new in the iPad mini 2, or whatever Apple calls its second generation iPad mini.

The rear housing looks virtually the same and we’re looking at an iPad mini with cellular connectivity here as you have the top of the rear shell of the device covered with a strip plastic, a feature designed to allow better signal throughput.

Speaking of unchanged design, we are not seeing anything new. The separate volume buttons, the rear camera location, the stereo speakers on the bottom and the new Lightning port are all where they were in the original iPad mini.

The leak looks credible and we don’t expect Apple to change the design of the new iPad mini this year. There should be other important changes, though. With Google upping the ante with the affordable Nexus 7 offering a stunning high-res display, Apple is now basically forced to put a ‘Retina’ display in the iPad mini as it just won’t look competitive, so that’s one huge improvement we expect to see. The usual hardware upgrade should also be there. What else do you expect of the 2013 iPad mini?



source: Sonny Dickson

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24 Comments

1. JMartin22

Posts: 2392; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Oh look, more iRelated parts/components leaked. Fun.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah fun and enjoying. hahaha...

16. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Uumm it is possible to not click the article and just skip over it you know.

22. JMartin22

Posts: 2392; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Thank you for your useless input, I'll promptly ignore it.

2. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

the fact that all iProducts parts are always shown. makes apple boring of a news. i was expecting something new to this article but no. another parts,. I just wish this stops now and fast forward to unveiling the whole product and the new OS..

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Will there be a iPad mini 2C & iPad 5C ???? The glosssy one???? The cheap version which cost $400+???? hope not.

4. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Zzzz Zzzz....

6. AndroidistheFuture

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

they probably forgot they how nothing new to write about

7. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I think android fans forgot that there's Apple fans on this website :)

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What? Like 3? lol

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Still worse than the original Nexus 7.

10. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The original nexus 7 crashes more than it works. Time will tell if the new one is any better. Keep the apple articles coming!

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

for once someone at PA says nothing new (something right for once) too show same old piece of crap of the iPad

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yes and it's called selling out so Android users will like him...

11. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

I almost forgot that Phonearena makes you guys read the iPhone/Ipad articles. Oh, wait...They don't. Quit your pathetic whining and shut up. You guys are sickening.

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2392; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Complaining about people putting their own thoughts and opinions in a forum is just as "pathetic" and "sickening"

13. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

No, these are the same people that complain about trolls on other articles. I have no problem with people expressing themselves about different products when they actually have something relevant to say. However, 9.9 times out of ten its just the same regurgitated jokes just to get a couple thumbs up. Now, to come and insult phone are for them putting up a leaked pic is just silly and juvenile. If you support that, that up to you.

20. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Waaah waaaaah, umadbro?

15. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Call me crazy but couldn't this just be the current iPad Mini

17. jellybeanpaintjob

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

It's funny cause in 10 years Apple will be the next blackberry so it doesn't even really matter about their s***** products

18. jellybeanpaintjob

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Jobs is rolling over in the grave, trying to slap Tim cook from the beyond! Apple will be hard pressed to come out with a product that can compete with 500 companies making cheap good products. It has already started. What we android guys and gals need to be doing is not giving a shut. Cause the apples want us to give shut. So next time we see.an apple article pass it over and check out the Google stuff. It soul will be cleansed

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, the only problem with Android, is Android... The only quality alternative to Apple products are WP, Nokia, and Microsoft products.. Google is to much of everything bad..

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

New Nexus 7 tablet is definitely looking like an awesome value.

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Man,, Apple products look so last decade.... It time for the world to be refreshed with some good looking Nokia phones, and tablets..

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