New iPad mini mockups add metallic flesh to rumors

New iPad mini mockups add metallic flesh to rumors
The new iPad mini should be unveiled in October with a huge release following soon after, if we are to believe the endless rumors, and now to illustrate how that 7.85-inch rumored device will look like we have two sources joining in with fresh mockups. The first couple ones come from Chinese etailer TaoBao and the second is another mockup work, this time in pure metal.

Both mockups show how the tablet is expected to be very thin, with the new, smaller dock connector. The last set of pictures also includes a SIM-card slot and an antenna spot at the top of the device.

Alongside is an iPhone for the sake of size comparison. How do you like what you see, are you looking forward to getting the iPad mini? 

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55 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

N7 is way better, especially for gaming, I don't think iPad mini has a powerful CPU and graphics as N7. And N7 is much affordable too.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How do you know?

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"How do you know?" He doesn't say that he knows, he says that he THINKS that iPad Mini doesn't have a....

21. AppleIsBest

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

all i kno iz that apple is the best in evrything they do and they beat evreythiing else in all they do cuz its so amazing they invented even the smartphone wihch got ccopied and stuff

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sorry, I don't understand what you say.

23. AppleIsBest

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

YOu just dontt undestand your one of thpose people that jsut doesnt get it. Apple knoes what we want and does it its perfect, get it?

24. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Wow, thanks for your input... You're really making a lot of sense here.

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No, I still don't understand what you say. :(

49. AppleIsBest

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

You're probly one of those android guys that sez that Android isbetter cuz it ccan do more. But iPhone is Apple so i'ts better.

50. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Come out from your Apple world mate. It is going to be over very soon....!! Best Regards, A Windows, Linux, Windows 8, Web OS, RIM, Android fan boy.

55. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't understand what you say.

53. MeoCao unregistered

I don't know, but I can predict. Apple can use specs similar to N7 for iPad mini but then the price will be sky high. I guess Apple will use their "look and feel" things to lure people away from N7 while saving on the silicon stuffs. Either way Apple will lose b-c iPad mini can never match the overall value of N7.

12. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Would be very much possible, with the larger screen and A5 already having significantly more graphics performance than Tegra 3. (That is a fact.)

19. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

yes, thats right, if the ipod touch can run all the iphone apps and games in the app store, even the huge games like gta, urban crime and all the other powerful console games, then the ipad mini can also run all the apps the biggest difference is that the ipad mini won't have 3g or lte im really excited about the ipad mini, it would run all the hundreds of thousands of ipad apps and will be updated for years ipad and iphone have always been the best for apps and games, but the problem is that those are expensive, so i used to get the ipod touch instead of the iphone,now the ipad is also getting inexpensive which is really good.......

32. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Yes and No. The A5 has some better perfomance than the Tegra 3, that much is true. But the iPad mini has the (suppossed) bigger screen. So you´ll have one of the two: 1) iPad mini will have a small dpi, not even close to retina and much worse than the N7 2) iPad mini will have a good resolution (over the suppossed 1024x768) but then even if the GPU is a bit stronger the overall performance will suffer. That´s assuming they use the A5 with the same clock speeds that the iPad 2 And of course you as always forget that the Tegra 3 may be a little bit lower in GPU but it´s significantly stronger in CPU, nearly doubling the one of the A5. But you always forget these details when they suit your Apple defence... And those are also facts!

38. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

It nearly doubles in CPU and does get nearly less than half done in GPU.- evenly matched, but what matters is the real life performance, doesnt it? And I never said "A5 >>> Tegra 3", only about the graphics, so why get offensive again? Let us see how Apple handles it, but they are barely gonna use something less powerful in graphics than the A5 or at least the Tegra 3 cause they like to show off with the graphics performance.

43. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I guess I get so heated because in evey post you put you claim to put "facts" and "the Truth", but the issue is that you tend to put HALF of it (the half that favours Apple all the time), and I always feel compelled to put the other half to have a more complete picture. Example: no, the Tegra 3 is not less than half as powerful as the A5 in GPU, is around 70 to 80% (depends on the model) as powerful. But still you just "assumed" it is a lot less powerful than it is and stated in your comment as if it was just the truth. In your comment you made it sound as if the Tegra 3 were around half as powerful as it is in reallity (less than half = 40%?)...

18. JessJess unregistered

Wth did I just read? You think the N7 is better, especially for gaming based upon? Wishful thinking? Because at this point there are NO specs, prices or anything on the iPad Mini. So you are judging this product based on..... what? That mock-up of its design? I'm not sure whats more ridiculous. The fact you wrote that or the fact 9 people 'liked' it. I guess 9 people own a Nexus 7?

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Wth did I just read?" You just have read an assumption. "Because at this point there are NO specs, prices or anything on the iPad Mini." Exactly! And that's mean that you also can't be sure that iPad Mini will be better than Nexus 7.

40. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

*Sigh* JessJess never called it better...

41. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And I didn't have said that JessJess called it better, I just have said that you can't be sure that iPad Mini will be better. ;)

42. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Fine ^___^.

35. Apple-Royally-

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

This will cause another hype.

47. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

actually the best platform for gaming is the one that has the best games, not the best hardware. That's why the PS2, PS1, SNES, NES, Atari 2600 were the best sellers of their respective console generations, because they had the best games. None of them were the most powerful systems of their generation, but they had the best games of their generation. The PS2 was overpowered by the Gamecube and Xbox, the PS1 was overpowered by the N64, the SNES was overpowered by the Sega 32X, 3D0, and Jaguar, the NES was overpowered by the Sega Master System, and the Atari 2600 was overpowered by the Colecovision and Intellivision. But they didnt need the power, because they had the developers that made good games and made them plentiful. And unfortunately, as far as mobile tablet and phone gaming, Apple is ahead of Google by a long shot, due to stronger developer support, which means a stronger base of games. Phonearena demonstrated this with their recent article for best games of August, and all of them are on Iphone, most on Ipad, only 2 of them on Android.

2. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Haha now it really is just a big ipod touch!

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That was a pretty pointless thing to say.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"That was a pretty pointless thing to say." Maybe for you it is pointless and maybe for him it is not pointless.

29. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

You should change your name to captian obvious.

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sorry, but I don't know what is "captian" also I'm fine with my current user name. :)

33. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You spend more time commenting on apple articles than android. I sense some sort of insecurity or trolling

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