Alleged iPad Mini Case Caught In The Wild


Alleged iPad Mini Case Caught In The Wild

After we’ve seen some iPhone 5 engineering samples earlier today, now it’s time to take a look at the first case of the alleged iPad Mini, the 7-inch tablet Apple plans to launch this fall.

It looks iPad Mini’s launch as getting closer, as the rumors about the iOS tablet are¬†intensifying. Even though many have thought that iPad Mini will be just a concept forgotten somewhere at Apple’s labs, new speculations are pointing towards a launch syncronized with the new iPhone 5.

In the gallery bellow you can see what seems to be a mold used to manufacture iPad Mini cases, but it presents a tablet thinner than the iPad 3 sporting a new dock connector, as seen on the leaked iPhone 5 cases.

It seems that the new Apple iPad Mini will share iPhone 5′s 19-pin dock connector and that the speakers were placed at the bottom of the tablet, a reminiscent of the leaked iPhone 5 cases we’ve seen lately.

Anyway if the pictures are real and the iPad Mini does exit, that we can confirm that Apple will soon use the 19-pin dock connector for all their products.

Even though we can’t be sure for now whether iPad Mini will eventually hit the market, this mold lets us compare the 7.85-inch tablet with iPad 3, so you know what to expect if the tablet is launched.

The pictures confirm that the iPad Mini might have a 7.85-inch display and the production mold unveils the estimated dimensions of the Apple tablet, along with some design elements, writes GottaBeMobile.

Being about two thirds the size of the first three iPad generations, the new iPad mini measures 21,3 x 14,3 cm, slightly bigger than the new Google Nexus 7.

The chances for the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini to sport a Retina Display are very low, as a display with a resolution similar to iPad 2′s, manufactured by Sharp, is more plausible.

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