Apple's iPad Mini to be assembled in Brazil by Foxconn, might be as slender as an iPod touch

Apple's iPad Mini to be assembled in Brazil by Foxconn, might be as slender as an iPod touch
The rumored 7.85" Apple iPad Mini is having its parts machined in China, and they will be shipped to Foxconn's Brazil plant for assembly, claims a source in the supple chain of Apple from China. Production will be starting in September, which will allegedly see the iPad Mini announced along with the next iPhone, so the smaller tablet can be on the shelves in time for the holidays.

The height is said to be about the same as the Google Nexus 7, and the width slightly more, to allow for the 4:3 aspect ratio of the larger display. However, the source, who allegedly handled the prototype, says it is incredibly thin, in line with what the iPod touch line is offering now. Given that the iPod touch is 0.28" (7mm) slender, the iPad Mini should be a sight to behold, as even the thinnest tablet out there - the Toshiba Excite 10 LE - is 0.3", but let's wait and see what Apple will actually announce later on this year.

source: Macotakara (translated)

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5 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

0.28 mm thickness is a bit doubtful.

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

anyways will see fanboy's go say how amazing and easy to carry this tablet is after back slashing 7" android tablets as useless and with a horrible size

3. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Not to mention that a 7" tablet with a 16:9 aspect ratio is one thing. At least you make use of the whole screen when watching videos. So now you have a small screen, plus black bars around your movies because of a 4:3 aspect ratio. It's a tough argument to make that, if Android 7" tablets are useless, that the speculated iPad mini is not useless, but I'm sure fanboys will attempt it.

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I'm ok with apple making a 7" device with a nice price point but many "analysts" and fans have deemed them to be useless doing compassion between kindle and galaxy tab (2.3 phone OS) as if it where the tablet optimized version of the OS, just because a certain Jobs got the brilliant idea 7" was a bad size

4. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Dido!!! They will say: "Bad on Android, but Apple makes it magical"...lol

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