Housing for unannounced Apple iPad mini 4 appears in video and still pictures?

Housing for unannounced Apple iPad mini 4 appears in video and still pictures?
Out of France today comes images that allegedly reveal the housing for the unannounced Apple iPad mini 4. This would be the sequel to the Apple iPad mini 3 which was launched last October. Based on these images, which includes still photographs and a video, the iPad mini 4 will take its design cues from the top-of-the-line Apple iPad Air 2.

The leak didn't include any specs for the slate. The screen size of the three previous iPad mini tablets were the same 7.9-inches and there is no reason to expect anything different with the new model. On the bottom of the tablet, the four rows of 14 holes drilled for the iPad mini 3 have been replaced with two rows of 10 holes with the connector port in the middle. In addition, the lock switch has been removed from the iPad mini 4 and replaced by a tiny hole most likely for a microphone. This is exactly what Apple did with the iPad Air 2.

We haven't heard much in the way of rumors for the next iteration of the iPad mini line. Most of the speculation has been centered on a possible 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro/Plus which would be focused on the business and educational markets. This slate will apparently offer four speakers and a second connector port (USB 3.0). Accessories would include an optional QWERTY keyboard and a stylus.

Check out a video allegedly showing off the housing to the Apple iPad mini 4 along with some still images by visiting the slideshow below.


source: NWE (translated)

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32 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

They will probably change their design in 2-3 years from now after this iPad Air style casing gets dry. Whatever, if it's not broken, don't fix it.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What gets me, is how dumb asses claim to have zero interest, but still click the article and leave a dumb comment. ^^^^

12. gaming64 unregistered

What's more funny is this fandroids are the ones flooding this article. Too many fandroids still comment the rare #bendgate.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's usually the case. You have android users and fandroids, I see you know the difference.

14. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't see anyone claiming to have no interest here, at least before your comment. What's your point?

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My point is, I'm not gonna bother explaining it it.

18. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

I get your point! The fandroids would probably come up with some dumb comeback about how apple sucks and blah blah blah. In reality, it's sad how these loser actually spend their time hating a company who's products they don't even buy. Its kind of embarrassing really

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

I like how all us fandroids as you call us and tech enthusiasts look at this article because nothing else with reading on pa and find apple slaves yapping on about everything but the article and talking about the "rare" bendgate that only 9 out of 75million yet u can watch the galaxy s6 edge drop test vs iPhone 6 and the f ing iPhone bends on impact and shatters at 3 feet. Good job apple slaves keep buying apples cheap products

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Holla at me when unbreakable screens, and unbendable phones come out. Something breaking after something else doesn't impress me. It still broke.

22. AlikMalix unregistered

I couldn't care less whether your ass likes apple or hates it, or you get off by calling Apple devices: sucks, useless, or w/e. But what boils my buttons is you calling Apple users slaves for buying products they find more value in than android. I know some androids do come with one year subscriptions to some services, one of these days (hoping) you get free bottle of Prozac - there are benefits in psych-enhancing medicine.

26. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

Agreed!

27. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

You're just proving our point. What you wrote just makes you sound like a child. You may hate apple fans but at least we don't bash you losers on articles that have nothing to do with apple. And when we do comment, we have class. Obviously something you lack, and spell check.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Excellent post. +1

4. Mrmark

Posts: 401; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

IPad mini 3 vs HTC One M9 and nobody is complaining

5. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

Exact same design as the first iPad, what a disappointment!

23. stealthd unregistered

You have not seen the first iPad apparently.

6. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Cool.. The new iBend ;)

10. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Like the new galxy s6 :)

28. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

Wow, where did you get that one from?! You're so cool

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

OMG! He said iBend. How innovative, how'd you think of that? Please share with us ;)

7. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Tab S II say bring it on, [b]itch!!!

11. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

And note 10.1 2015 edition!

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

IPad mini 3 was the biggest fail of the year, they could've used an A8 at least

13. gaming64 unregistered

If this thing has the A9 or at least the A8X chip, I would take it in a heartbeat.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too! I have a mini 2 64 gig, and I'm ready the move up to 128.

24. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Hell yeah ! An iPad mini with an laminated LTPS or at least IGZO display a lot thinner, lighter design as big battery as possible (but still smaller than that humogeous 23,8 Wh) and an updated processor. The space for PCB looks just kind of too small, maybe there will be A8 as Apple got some stringent TDP targets and this is a small, ultrathin tablet. What else to say, this will be a tablet nirvana.

25. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

This housing looks different from the current/previous versions. Notice the rectangular notch at the top.

32. gaming64 unregistered

The housing is for the LTE version. An LTE version of an iPad has a black bar on the top, which occupies that notch you're talking about.

29. Simona unregistered

Hah what another marketing ? :-) What function will be new ? Or innovation ? Adding just NFC :-D

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