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Another iPad Mini Physical Mockup on Video

Mac Otakara posts some photos and a video with hands on a mockup of the rumored iPad Mini. The video isn't particularly revealing, and we've seen video of these mockups before, but provides another frame of reference for the size of such a device. The photo below shows the relative size next to a 15" MacBook Pro.

Apparently, the models are relatively easy to obtain for approximately 13 USD, according to a previous video report.

The iPad Mini mockup shown on the video reveals a new Lightning port on the bottom of the device, while the headphone jack remains on the top of the device.

The 7.85" iPad Mini has been widely rumored to be approaching launch with reports having suggested that Apple may introduce such a device in October. That rumor came from AllThingsD, which is a traditionally reliable source of Apple event rumors. However, there's been a surprising absence of new rumors about the device as we are heading into October.

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83 months ago
Yay! Another toy!

How about some news on real machines? Like iMacs? Mac Pros maybe?
Rating: 23 Votes
83 months ago

If you were going to desert, you would have done it when Apple dropped the word computer from its name.

The writing was on the wall.

I already have, with the huge amount of hardware failures on my 2011 27in iMac, unless the next iMac, or Mac pro really have something friggen awesome, I am done with Apple, which is a shame, I've bought tons of Macs over the years and loved tons of them, but the last two have been terrible. My PC's have never given me this kinda trouble.

But, Apple has surprised me before ( Like with the G5, I was so tempted when they came out, fresh outta college, paychecks piling up like no tommarow, then the dual 1.8 came out, bought it in an instant, Love that machine to this day, and my Dual 2.7 G5 as well ). So I can hope.

Now apple is obsessed with making iToy crap. Sure it makes them more money, and more power to em.

But its sad that the Mac is dead. And has been dead for some time.

Mac = HEY I GOT AN IDEA. LETS TAKE OSX, TURN IT INTO HALF iOS/OSX AND MAKE IT UNSTABLE. Its totally insane, Windows XP/7/8/OSX/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6 have not given me 1/2 the trouble OSX 10.7 and 10.8 ( BIG improvement, but still needs work imo ) have.

I miss mah Good Macs. I don't care about an nice looking phone with an oudated OS and a broken Map App, and I don't care about ****** Apple TV, nor do I care about the garbage fake uselss iPad.

Lets here some news about MACS for once. Ya know, real tools for real users? Ya know? The Mac? The product that Put apple on the map?
Rating: 20 Votes
83 months ago
No doubt Apple will release this.
Rating: 16 Votes
83 months ago
Keep dreaming.
Rating: 16 Votes
83 months ago

For the love of god, it's not going to happen. The whole idea seemed ridiculous in the first place.

What resolution would it get, and wasn't the resolution fragmentation something apple wanted to prevent?

The only resolution that would make sense is 1024x768, which is the same as the iPad 2
Rating: 13 Votes
83 months ago

Next year.

Yeppers! Next year! After most of Apples Prosumer and Pro customers have made the jump to the PC.

Cmon Apple, your one of the most wealthy companies in the world.

Dell can update a dozen models every few months.

Are you saying you cant update 2 models in over a year?
Rating: 11 Votes
83 months ago
I think it's real, but I don't think it gets release this year. I could be wrong, but Apple should have priced this iPod touch more aggressively this year of they knew they were going to make a <$300 to compete against it.
Rating: 10 Votes
83 months ago
For the love of god, it's not going to happen. The whole idea seemed ridiculous in the first place.

What resolution would it get, and wasn't the resolution fragmentation something apple wanted to prevent?
Rating: 8 Votes
83 months ago
I can't wait till all the "it'll never happen" people are proved wrong. That always makes me happy :)

This mockup looks a little thick to me. I thought it was supposed to be iPod Touch thickness. I think that would make it a super success.
Rating: 8 Votes
83 months ago

Where would this fit in Apple's product line-up? The (current) iPad starts at $499 and the (new) iPod Touch starts at $299, meaning that iPad mini would have to start in the $399 range. Problem is, Apple sells the older gen. iPad at that price. If they price the iPad mini lower than $399, say $299, then who would ever want to get an iPod Touch?

You need to separate price and form factor...

If you're in the market for a pocket-sized music player... you won't be looking at a 7" tablet.

And vice-versa.

They might have the same price... but they offer far different capabilities.

Plus... you're talking about the top-of-the-line iPod Touch... and the entry-level iPad Mini. And again... they are in two different product categories.

$199 - Old iPod Touch 16GB 3.5"
$299 - New iPod Touch 32GB 4"

$299 - iPad Mini 16GB 7"
$399 - Old iPad 16GB 10"
$499 - New iPad 16GB 10" Retina

But having said all that... I'm guessing this will be the last major revision of the iPod Touch.

17 million iPads last quarter versus 4 million iPod Touches. Or in other words... 4 times as many tablets as PMPs.

I expect Apple to expand further into the tablet space and focus less on PMPs.

Rating: 7 Votes

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