iPad Mini Physical Mock-Ups Leaked (PHOTO)
A new set of photos showing the new iPad Mini have been posted on the internet.
The pictures that surfaced display someone holding in the new 7-inch device in the palm of their hands as the screen can be seen in perfect view and resembles what one would see on the other iPad models.
They appear to be physical mockups of the iPad Mini made to demonstrate how easy it is to fit the device into someone's hand.
Other photos of the iPad Mini leaked last week that show the device's rear shell.
They first appeared on a Chinese site known as NetEase and the device can be viewed in great detail in both photos. It is said to have originated from OEM, the original equipment manufacturer in Shenzhen, China.
The opening for Apple's smaller dock connector can be seen in the picture along with a rear camera hole, and the interior lip where the display and front panel will be attached. This back shell in the photo appears to be for the Wi-Fi model since it does not have a cutout area where the SIM card would normally be placed.
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The rear shell in the picture features little tapering in comparison to the current iPad model.
Two new iPad devices were discovered by Instapaper developer Marco Arment two weeks ago.
He found two new device codes for these Apple tablets in his logs that he believes belong to the long rumored iPad Mini.
The codes he found were iPad2,5 and iPad 2,6. Arment stated that iPad 2,1 through iPad 2,3 designations represent the iPad 2's WiFi, GSM and CDMA models. The iPad 2,4 represents a die-shrunk, cheaper version of the iPad 2 that was released with the third-generation model. The third-gen model carries the iPad 3,x designation.