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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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9 months ago

Never liked the black logo on white products


That's racist!
Rating: 20 Positives
9 months ago

Pass. Waiting for the plastic rear cased iPad MiniC.


behold, a rumor is born.
Rating: 18 Positives
9 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 Positives
9 months ago
Never liked the black logo on white products

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

No flash.

disappointing.




Don't be a Padhole http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=padhole
Rating: 7 Positives
9 months ago
Pass. Waiting for the plastic rear cased iPad MiniC.
Rating: 5 Positives
9 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 Positives
9 months ago
On second examination, are you sure that is a black logo? It is silver on the reverse . . . It seems to me that it only appears black because it is reflective silver and it is held at an angle that makes it appear black in the photo.
Rating: 4 Positives
9 months ago

No flash.

disappointing.

preferred the printed logo too.


Your disappointed that a tablet doesn't have a camera flash?

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This fall is going to rock


This fall is going to be expensive :apple:
Rating: 4 Positives

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