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Next-Generation iPad Mini's Silver Rear Shell with Embedded Black Apple Logo Appears in New Photos

Following a report from yesterday that appeared to show photos of the iPad 5's silver rear shell, FanaticFone has posted new photos of the alleged silver casing of the next generation iPad mini. While the photos highlight typical features such as a rear facing camera, speakers and the Lightning port, it does feature an embedded black Apple logo, which is a change from the current iPad mini that uses a printed mirrored logo.

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Aside from the change to the Apple logo, the shell appears essentially identical to the current iPad mini.

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Apple is expected to launch the next-generation iPad mini with a potential Retina display sometime in the fall, while the fifth-generation iPad may appear as soon as next month.

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15 months ago

Never liked the black logo on white products


That's racist!
Rating: 20 Votes
15 months ago

Pass. Waiting for the plastic rear cased iPad MiniC.


behold, a rumor is born.
Rating: 18 Votes
15 months ago
Bummer, was hoping for dual speakers at top and bottom of the device, i.e. HTC One or Nexus 7. Considering most video is watched in landscape, having dual speakers at one end doesn't make much sense.
Rating: 16 Votes
15 months ago
Never liked the black logo on white products

I think silver looks better.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago
black slate is far cooler
Rating: 7 Votes
15 months ago

No flash.

disappointing.




Don't be a Padhole http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=padhole
Rating: 7 Votes
15 months ago
Pass. Waiting for the plastic rear cased iPad MiniC.
Rating: 5 Votes
15 months ago
From the pictures, I'd bet a dollar that it's actually mirror finish silver and is made of RF-transparent Liquidmetal alloy.
Rating: 5 Votes
15 months ago
I can't believe how blind some people are. There is nothing black about that logo. It is a mirrored finish that happens to be reflecting something else which is dark.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

IMHO, Apple should focus on producing more powerful laptops. I am willing to bet most users are interested in faster, lighter, sharper, higher-capacity laptops than any other Mac computer. I would like to see a 16GB of Ram Mac Book Air with 1 Terabyte of hard drive and the most powerful processor on the market, come on Apple, are you listening to your customers!


You do realize that the PC market is in a free fall right now, right?

Tablets, smartphones, and wearables are the future. Apple will continue making great Mac hardware, but to suggest that it should be their focus going forward is to ignore the facts about what is unfolding on a daily basis in the market.
Rating: 4 Votes

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