The model appears to be a case maker’s mold that shows the basic shape of the device, so it is unknown whether it accurately reflects the device’s form factor. While case designs have proven accurate a number of times in the past, a significant number of case makers were fooled into designing for a tapered iPhone design last year that did not come to fruition.
According to the report, a pixel count on the photos suggests that the iPad mini will measure approximately 213 mm by 143 mm and be slightly thinner than the full-size iPad.
What we’ve found, using a pixel count, is that the iPad Mini should be around 213.36mm tall and about 143.67mm wide. This is approximately two-thirds of the size of the new third-generation iPad. The new iPad is 185.67mm wide, 241.3mm tall, and 9.39mm thick.
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has a width of 120mm which means that the iPad Mini, if our calculations are close, might be around 23.67mm wider than the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 tablet measures in at 198.5mm high which means that the iPad Mini may be a little taller than Google’s 7-inch tablet.
The mockup also includes a smaller dock connector as has been rumored by a number of sources, as well as two speaker grilles along the bottom edge of the device.
New connector scares me.
That new connector looks ugly. Very un-Apple. I call BS on this.
Totally. They should add little unicorn sparkle inlays to each side instead of screws.
1) Why did we have a flurry of rumors, leaks, photos re: iPhone 5 just prior to WWDC and NOTHING since? Were they all fake? Is everyone on vacation now in the dog days of summer?
2) The conventional wisdom always has been that Apple releases specs of upcoming devices to certain third-party manufacturers so they can create covers/cases/accessories in time for release. And it is these case companies that are the source of the leaks on upcoming products. Does anyone really believe this? I just can’t buy this. Why would Apple ever show their secrets to a case company? Is it really likely that someone won’t buy a new iPhone because there is no case available the day it comes out? I just don’t see Apple risking a leak just so a cover is out on day one.
But they won’t. I just hope that the new connector it is a mag-safe variant.
I dunno actually.
If the assumption is the magsafe is designed to prevent somebody tripping on the cord pulling the macbook over. What happens with the iphone, something that is much much lighter. Ultimately, the magnetics need to much easier to disengage.
Never mind that the physical connection that is currently used can save the phone. Ever bumped hte phone while it is plugged in? and have it drop, but dangle by the cord rather htan smashing to the floor?
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