See photos comparing the iPad Mini to the Nexus 7

See photos comparing the iPad Mini to the Nexus 7
We should be getting an official look at the iPad Mini in the coming weeks – some rumors are pointing to an unveiling in mid-October ahead of a November launch – but you don’t have to wait to get a feel for how Apple’s diminutive tablet will stack up size-wise with other 7” tablets on the market, as we're bringing you some comparison photos today!

These photos are probably either of dummy units or a mockup built from leaked shells, but they seem to match what has been leaked about the real deal, and nicely drive home the physical dimensions. The iPad Mini looks to be a bit wider than the Nexus 7 from the front (as you would expect from the 4:3 aspect ratio of the screen) but thinner as seen from the side. There are also comparison photos with the Kindle Fire HD, so if you are in the market for a 7” tablet and want to do some visual comparison shopping, hit up the gallery below:

source: NoWhereElse via Business Insider



1. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Cool! I like it, especially how thin it is. Looks really nice.


Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Specially the iPad, with it's rear almost flat back!

13. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

i still like the flattened edges ipad more

29. MeoCao unregistered

7" is all about potability, iPad mini is too big. N7 is King.

33. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I'd rather have an 8.9" Android or Windows.tablet, not this ipod-big

2. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

3. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I like better the Nexus format.

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

wow, even tho Ill honestly never buy an apple product (just being honest) the ipad mini looks really good! and if i were to ever buy an apple product (alot of changes needed) it would be the mini instead of the 10 inch one...just looks hell of lot more convenient

25. wendygarett unregistered

Thank you for your honesty ^__^ It does look slim... +1


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And from me 2.

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Maybe if it ran android... Does looks sleek though.


Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

If only Apple let devolopers to able to change Kernels and Roms, Android running on iOs, just like the Nokia N9.

35. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It might even run okay now that Apple hardware is a bit more capable.

6. Jphones

Posts: 253; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

yeah to bad it'll be higher then any other 7in tablet. Ha apple actually giving consumers a deal on anything highly unlikely. An minimal profit margins kinda the exact opposite of apple.

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yes, this will do wonders for Apple. It will diminish the big brother, but also perfectly complement iPhone's deficient screen size, and revolutionize gaming on iOS/tablets.


Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I like both©

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2128; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Here is my guess in terms of specs: Display: 1600x1200. They will probably want something near the 250-264 ppi of the iPad 3. Processor: Most likely the A6 processor rather than the A5X. The A6X will be for the iPad 4 in March/April. This makes sense to entice buyers to this pad. No quad core necessary as the A6 processor is faster than any quad core Android chips right now. Will be clocked @ around 1Ghz and variable up to 1.3Ghz similar to iPhone 5. RAM: 1GB over 512MB. Wireless and Cellular: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and 4G options Camera: 5MP Camera back, 1.9MP front facing for Facetime These might seem aggressive, but if these are the specs look for a $299-$350 price tag. If priced at $299 what a steal!!!

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

so you know for sure the A6 is faster than quad core S4 adreno 320??


Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

No it's not, it's on par.

28. Hemlocke unregistered

The CPU is on par with the S4, but the GPU is ahead.

34. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

can you provide benchmarks to prove that?

17. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

That he doesn't know. I don't think it's the processor that is so fast, but the way iOS is optimized to it's hardware. Tweaked specifically to one to two devices. I wouldn't expect for a Snapdragon or any other processor to run the same on an HTC sense phone as it would on a phone with Motorola Blur on it. Not to mention other hardware differences. I think Google should really consider getting with a CPU manufacture and get their own optimized chip for at least the Nexus models. IMO anyways... I would love it... lol

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

its gonna someone here said in another article........Nexus is the Future of android! and indeed it is...... :)

21. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Well said, slim.

12. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Sorry to sound harsh but I just listened to that steve jobs interview and boy does his voice grate on you. He sounded like a little girl moaning on and on. It's also unbelievable the amount of rubbish that he spouted out of his mouth Such as "you need fingers 1/4 the size to use a 7" tablet" (that is only actually half the size of an Ipad NOT 1/4). By his calculations you would have to sand your fingers down to half their size to use an I pad then.

19. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I can't imagine how small one's fingers would need to be to use a 4" phone...

23. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Apple you don't need a 7 inch tablet.

24. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

they gonna release a budget ipad. nothing more. the sheep will buy it because they dont know any better. it wont have nfc, a decent screen, good processor and it will cost more than 200 bucks. i cant wait for this thing to be announced.

26. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

im bettin it cost 400+...........350 minimum


Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Lets hope so.

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