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  • Photos of Working iPad Mini Leak


    Alleged photos of the rumored iPad mini leaked today, putting another dent in Cupertino's famed veil of secrecy.

    The photos appear to depict a production run, or prototype iPad Mini running iOS 5 (as one can garner from the Maps icon). If real the photos appear to confirm many of the rumors currently circulating regarding the device's smaller physical appearance including rounded iPod like edges. However, the edge to edge bezeless design doesn't appear to be part of the final design, although the bezel is slightly thinner along the sides of the device.

    Apple's secrecy, while historically impressive, has taken a massive hit in the past two years. Between the iPhone 4 Gizmodo debacle, and the continually leaked images of the iPhone 5, not much has not been known about Apple devices before their release recently. The only surprise of late came with the Retina Display MacBook Pro and even then the specs sheet was pretty much predetermined.

    Apple's supply chain is simply too massive, with too many players for the company to maintain the level of secrecy Jobs was accustomed to during the height of Apple hysteria. Speculation used to rely on trickles of information leaked out of rusty faucets, that no human with an ounce of critical awareness would believe. Now, the leaks are so frequent, and so substantive they're rarely given a second look. Apple's product announcements are filled with almost no suspense as the results are a forgone conclusion. The only people disappointed are those who ignore all the "leaks" or continue to hope and pray that Apple has "one more thing," even though all the specs, and design elements of products are leaked beforehand.

    And you know what? This only applies to the iPhone and iPad. Rumors of newly colored iPods surfaced, but there were no actual photos. And the redesigned iPod mini was a pleasant surprise. But, those aren't the big ticket items. Even the people looking to leak information aren't interested in them.

    The iPad mini appears to be another victim of Apple's success. We know what is in the pipeline. Heck, some even have it in their hands. We'll all tue=nein to the announcement and hang on Tim Cook's every word. Eventually though, people might get sick of not being surprised.

    Source: Bolopad [via CNET and Gizmodo]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Photos of Working iPad Mini Leak started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. oddphone20's Avatar
      oddphone20 -
      You don't see lines because they offer a large variety of products..from cheap to mind blowing. Apple....one and two old generations. One new a year. But don't fool yourself Android OS smartphones sell more overall phones( by far). Please no one argue and say choice is a bad thing.
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by oddphone20 View Post
      You don't see lines because they offer a large variety of products..from cheap to mind blowing. Apple....one and two old generations. One new a year. But don't fool yourself Android OS smartphones sell more overall phones( by far). Please no one argue and say choice is a bad thing.
      Lmaoooooo u really need to read more.
    1. Italia411's Avatar
      Italia411 -
      Agreed when Android phones were on "fake" 4G on AT&T (HSPA+ or whatever its called) they didn't mind it. But when iPhone 4S on AT&T was called 4G.. android people had a fit.[/QUOTE]

      +1
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      Quote Originally Posted by iH85CH001 View Post
      OMG PEOPLE. Tim cook already said that there is never going to be an ipad mini. Quit rumoring.
      Apple also said they didn't believe in a bigger screen, and various other things. All of them came to be. Every discounted iPhone 5 leak in fact turned out to be exactly what it was.

      I hope this is it, I'm buying one. I love the idea of a smaller iPad.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      The edges of the iPad mini look too thick.
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      LOL... there is no iPad mini...
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Guys this overwhelming amount of leaks was not intended. However apple does intentionally leak some details to Create hype they really are masters of retail. Their videos are amazing for their products. Apple stores elegant. They spread rumors intentionally they really ate genius for that one simple fact
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      @ Don Underwhelmed by an amazing product? I fail to see the "Amazing" part. Sure, it has a bigger screen, and 4g, but these have been on competing phones for years now.

      As far as the iPad mini goes, I will definitely be buying one if it proves to be true.
      Why would apple roll out a 4G LTE phone when there was barely any coverage? Makes no sense my friend. Apple wants to make sure their users (at least 90% of them) will be able to utilize the feature. The same can be said for NFC... NFC right now makes no sense because NOBODY (resellers/retailers) supports it yet. Haha out of 15 stores you go to, 1 of them you can use your NFC? Makes sense to have such a great and useful feature THAT YOU CAN'T USE.
    1. redstar299's Avatar
      redstar299 -
      You guys are right .. The iPhone 5 is a loser product - they only 2 million of them before it even came out.. Nobody wants one now
    1. aries_green_monkey's Avatar
      aries_green_monkey -
      ...not much has not been known about Apple devices before their release recently...
      Damn bro.
    1. bonum83's Avatar
      bonum83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      True story. The leaks ruined the iPhone 5 release, people were underwhelmed at an amazing product. If the same thing happens with iPad mini, maybe leaks will be less desired.
      And u are?
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      I'd own one if it truly came to be. At 7.85-inch's it would slip right into my purse...lol
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      True story. The leaks ruined the iPhone 5 release, people were underwhelmed at an amazing product. If the same thing happens with iPad mini, maybe leaks will be less desired.
      They will always desired because of investors in the company.



      It's not the iPod mini, it's the NANO

      Quote Originally Posted by Truckerbear View Post
      LOL... there is no iPod mini...
      There once was
    1. antonybasso's Avatar
      antonybasso -
      [QUOTE=*T*;6682252]They will always desired because of investors in the company.


      *T* very good reply !

      Nano, mini iPod, whatever. F*** this world