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New Photos Show 'iPad Mini' Physical Mockup in Hand

Over the past several weeks, a number of renderings and even physical mockups of Apple's rumored "iPad mini" have surfaced, offering a good idea of the device's size and appearance should the leaked specs being used by case makers prove accurate. While a number of the renderings and mockups have shown the iPad mini next to existing devices like the full-size iPad or iPhone, a new set of photos [Google translation] reposted by Nowhereelse.fr shows the best view yet of how the device will look in the user's hand.


The device shown in the photos is clearly a physical mockup along the lines of those seen previously, but the photos demonstrate how the device would fit easily into most users' hands, cradled in just one hand with the fingers and thumb able to wrap around and grip the edges of the tablet.


As shown in the photos and previous images, the iPad mini is expected to retain the iPad's 4:3 aspect ratio for the display, but relatively narrower bezels on the sides of the device will make it more comfortable for users to hold than if it contained bezels of uniform width around all four edges.

Apple is expected to hold a media event in October to introduce the iPad mini, holding off on the debut in order to give the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini their own time in the spotlight.

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26 months ago
I think that's a regular sized iPad but a giant fake hand.
Rating: 25 Votes
26 months ago
Sure, we have rumors about a new iPad mini, but have there been any rumors about a new iPhone?
Rating: 20 Votes
26 months ago
My life finally has meaning.
Rating: 19 Votes
26 months ago
I think this thing will outsell the larger iPad.
Rating: 17 Votes
26 months ago
$199 please.
Rating: 16 Votes
26 months ago

Only a 3 icon dock?


Its clear 4 can fit...and probably more if it gets jailbroken.

Ahh, this iPad Mini is the IDEAL size...not too big (9.7" and not too small 7").
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago

You have your hands on a brand new never released Apple device and you decide to take a completely rubbish photo of it.

Fake anyone?


...do you know what mockup means?
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago
There's those extra inches the iPhone didn't get.... :cool:
Rating: 9 Votes
26 months ago
Doubling down on nothing :mad:
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

That's pretty convenient to be able to grip the thing with just one hand. I didn't even think of being able to do that.


But yet people will bitch and moan that a GSIII is to big too hold or use with one hand... :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes

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