Here is what an iPad mini might look like

Here is what an iPad mini might look like
If the multitude of rumors are to be trusted, there is an iPad mini announcement coming up next month. Even the New York Times reported that a smaller iPad model is being worked on, meaning that the chances of Apple entering the 7-inch tablet market seem pretty high at this time.

But what might an iPad mini look like? Well, it will surely be smaller than its 9.7-inch cousin, hence the name. Other than that, however, we can only speculate as to how such a device would be designed. Yet with a fair dose of skill, Nickolay Lamm created this series of iPad mini renders. Of course, he took into account the rumored diagonal size of its display, namely 7.85 inches, and retained the current model's aspect ratio of 4:3. The original's industrial, minimalist design has also been left unchanged, and the rumored mini dock connector has been used in his concept drawings. 

Of course, the iPad mini will likely have a design different from what we see in the renderings, but we doubt that the difference would be too substantial. We should know more in about a month's time - on September 12, to be exact, when Apple will supposedly unveil a smaller iPad model, alongside the iPhone 5.

source: InventHelp via Gizmodo



1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

If you have an iphone do you need an ipad? if you have an ipad do you need an iphone?

2. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

actually, YES! i have both and its well worth it... the ipad allows you to not only SEE as you can on the iphone but WORK on projects as well. and the cloud service makes things much more simpler. a lot of times its better to see things on a larger scale as well. but the iphone is useful because its a "phone" where the ipad isn't. lastly, the ipad has a lot of different apps that the iphone doesn't

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very well said, but android users will still bash, and thumb down your intelligent post.

11. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

no one thumbed him down....

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

By the way I have both, and totally agree with u.

9. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

bloodline the same could be said about Android. I have a Galaxy Nexus and do not NEED my GT10.1 but I like to have it for the same reasons good2great said. There are times where i'm on the couch reading an article on my phone and just reach for the tablet to read it on a larger screen. Or when i'm on the train it's great for watching movies... my laptop battery only lasts 2-4 hours where my GT10.1 can get a good 10 of playback.

10. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yep, your examples are similar to how i use my apple duo...

12. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

just like a fandroid friend of mine got a Galaxy tab 7.7 and xperia ray (he hates apple ) My point is , nothing wrong getting a tablet and a phone , in fact its great

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

how else could it look like? all apple products look alike! nothing changes. that's why it's difficult to make Apple concepts.. nothing much to change.

4. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yes. Apple concepts are so hard to make becuse you need to be perfectly versed in their design language but you must allways be less creative than your bottom treshold of creativity is. It's like a race where the winner is the slowest, so the right thing to do is to go forward under 0 mph.

5. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Here's what the new iPad mini MIGHT look like: "New iPad" x 70% = "New iPad Mini" Case closed. Oh by the way it's changing the world again, one inch at a time.

6. Aeires unregistered

At least the 4x4 grid of icons looks more natural. All the space on the iPad going to waste because they didn't allow for more icons in the same space.

13. VVinc

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Anyone have any idea about the price of the new iPad mini? Because I really would like to buy a 7 inch tablet, and I am waiting for the Nexus 7, that will be available here in Italy in September for €249. BUT in this italian site: they suppose that the price of the new iPad mini will be under 250$, that is, under 250€ (as usually a 1:1 exchange rate is applied). In this case I would prefer to buy an Apple product. Can you confirm this rumor? Thank you very much.

14. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

The iPad mini looks really wide. Why can't apple use the modern standard aspect ratio of 16:9? It's not that hard.

15. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Because it's apple

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