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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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'iPad Mini' Production Reportedly Underway in Brazil




Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that it has received information from a source indicating that Apple's assembly partner Foxconn has begun production on the forthcoming "iPad mini" at its facilities in Brazil. The report seems to be a follow-up on the site's July report claiming that production would begin ramping in Brazil in September.
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According to my source, iPad mini was started production in Brazilian factory. I don't have information if it has been produced in Chinese factory, yet.
Foxconn has been working to ramp up iPhone and iPad production in Brazil, negotiating with government officials there for tax breaks to help tap into the large workforce in the country and to help its partners such as Apple circumvent high import taxes on foreign-made goods in the world's fifth most-populous country.

Mockup of 7.85-inch "iPad mini" next to full-size iPad (courtesy of CiccareseDesign)
Mac Otakara's source indicates that the iPad mini units in production in Brazil lack a small hole near the top center of the device's rear shell, which some had speculated was for a microphone. That feature has appeared on cases and design drawings that have leaked over the past few months, as well as in the numerous physical mockups currently circulating.

Apple will reportedly be introducing the iPad mini at a media event scheduled for this month, with a source reporting to Fortune that Apple is rumored to be sending out invitations on October 10. Based on Apple's typical timelines, the media event would take place about one week later.

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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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Maybe this is why we have no fuzzy pictures yet. If they were in production in China, we would have a full iPad already.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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"I want an iPad mini"
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EDIT: It appears I may be wrong. Quite surprised that people actually want this thing.

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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:38 PM   #4
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Wow... No leak cause its not in china?
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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I guess Brazilians honor NDAs way better then their Chino counterparts. Time will tell I guess
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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"I want an iPad mini"
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Because you don't want one, no one else could want one ever.
It's all about you.
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And the BigPad quakes in fear as its moment of cannibalization rapidly approaches...
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:43 PM   #9
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How terribly closed-minded of you...
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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I did.

Always wanted the 7"-ish size.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:44 PM   #11
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I think, im loosing excitements about any "new" i devises. Waited for
New imac too long, no more interested
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And the BigPad quakes in fear as its moment of cannibalization rapidly approaches...
Because as we all know, the 11 inch MBA completely killed the 13 inch rev, which eventually drove Apple out of business.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:44 PM   #13
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"It is exactly like the iPad in every way. Except 1/8 it's size..."


Edit: I want pics. What's the deal, the Brazilians can't take crappy pictures like the Chinese? Roll out some pictures, Foxconn - Brazil!
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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OK, I'll take an iPad mini please. Actually, I'll take two.
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Because as we all know, the 11 inch MBA completely killed the 13 inch rev, which eventually drove Apple out of business.
Didn't the iPad kill off the MacBook Air? I thought that was why Apple went down.
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"It is exactly like the iPad in every way. Except 1/8 it's size..."
[ ] = The iPad Mini.
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you just wait for the sales figures. lets come back in a few months and go over this statement.
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I've said it. Lots of narcissists on this forum.
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So technically they are being made in America?
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Didn't the iPad kill off the MacBook Air? I thought that was why Apple went down.
It started like that, then Tim Cook's coke habit got out of control, and somehow a car that got turned into a time machine came into play somewhere, and...man. The downfall of Apple is all kinds of convoluted.

Oh, and Apple Maps killing all those nuns on that bus. Can't forget that part.
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I did.

Always wanted the 7"-ish size.
+1, have always wanted something a little more portable than the regular iPad. nexus 7 almost got a hold of me until these rumors started heating up. Now I will wait until at least the holiday season to make a decision on a tablet.
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I wonder if they have a better control over leaked parts in Brazil?
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So technically they are being made in America?
Technically, you are right.

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I wonder if they have a better control over leaked parts in Brazil?
Yeah, Apple threaten the families of the employees the same way soccer refs fear for their families lives.
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Phew, already missed the iPad mini mockup news ...
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Technically, you are right.

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Yeah, Apple threaten the families of the employees the same way soccer refs fear for their families lives.
So technically, Chinese people don`t care about their families?
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