Apple iPad mini starting production in Brazil?

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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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. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

2. uzairkhan1994

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

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

3. JcHnd

Posts: 261; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

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 :(

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

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 :)

9. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 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!!!

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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 just commenting on what the mock up shows us dood calm the hell down

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

8. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 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$ ?? !

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

13. wendygarett unregistered

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

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

17. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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...

16. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 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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