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Hands-On Video with 'iPad Mini' Physical Mockup

Physical mockups of Apple's rumored "iPad mini", presumably based on leaked design specs from case manufacturers, have appeared with increasing frequency in recent weeks, and Gizchina.com has now obtained one of the dummy units to share new photos and a video giving an impression of how the device might look and feel. The dummy units are widely available through Chinese online marketplace Taobao for roughly $15.


Similar mockups in both white and black have appeared over the past several weeks showing the rumored thin side bezel design that would make the device more comfortable to hold in one hand than a uniform bezel such as that seen on the full-size iPad. The video also offers a good overview of the external features of the device.


Apple is expected to introduce the iPad mini at an October media event once the publicity from the iPhone 5 launch begins to subside.



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28 months ago
My imaginary girlfriend will like this imaginary iPad mini very much!!
Rating: 11 Votes
28 months ago
Anyone else planning to buy the iPad Mini even though they have an iPad?
Rating: 11 Votes
28 months ago
Please happen, please happen, please happen!

Would be kind of a perfect size for a in car navigation/entertainment system as well.
Rating: 8 Votes
28 months ago
Size is quite good. I think that might end up being my first iPad.
Rating: 6 Votes
28 months ago

Cheaper than this will be AND harnesses the POWER of ANDROID with GOOGLE maps


Ha ha ha! Oh you were serious. Sorry.
Rating: 6 Votes
28 months ago
It's about time!!!!:D:D:D:D:D

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Rating: 5 Votes
28 months ago
That bezel doesn't seem very Apple like.
Rating: 4 Votes
28 months ago

I kinda laugh at the people who think the iPad mini will have LTE.


Why wouldn't it?
Rating: 2 Votes
28 months ago

Does the big iPad in the last picture have USB ports on the bottom? lol oh China...


Guess the lol is on you. Those "USB ports" are the speaker grill.
Rating: 2 Votes
28 months ago

Exactly what I noticed... the iPad at the bottom isn't even a real one. The bezel thicker and has what looks like USB ports at the bottom. I still think the iPad mini will have a 16:9 screen to match up with the iPhone 5.


I believe that's an iPad 1 and what you're seeing as USB ports are the speakers? :cool:
Rating: 2 Votes

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