Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:34 PM   #26
slu
macrumors 68000
 
slu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Buffalo
Quote:
Originally Posted by syd430 View Post
Slightly thicker and heavier? Brace yourselves, the angry mob is comming
I don't know about an angry mob, but just like with the regular iPad, I think it is a mistake to release a thicker and/or heaver iPad mini. It should not support whatever components require it to be thicker unless it can do it at its current thickness or less.
__________________
MacMini 2.3 GHz i7 / Nexus 4 / iPod classic 160 GB / iPad 2 / Nexus 7 / AppleTV2&3
slu is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:35 PM   #27
tigres
macrumors 68040
 
tigres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
The fingernail tells me it's definitely a leak from China.
__________________
Quicker than two shakes of a lambs tail
tigres is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:36 PM   #28
ghettochris
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
There will not be a thicker/heavier ipad mini. if they can't fit retina in current specs, they will wait. If you know apple at all this is obvious.
ghettochris is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:38 PM   #29
jonnyb
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: London, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghettochris View Post
There will not be a thicker/heavier ipad mini. if they can't fit retina in current specs, they will wait. If you know apple at all this is obvious.
Not really. The iPad third gen was thicker and heavier than the iPad 2 to accommodate retina.

See? I know Apple!
jonnyb is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:39 PM   #30
wigby
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
this looks like one of those prototype ipads from a decade ago. i don't care if it's a 4k display. too thick.
wigby is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:41 PM   #31
applesith
macrumors 68000
 
applesith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Yes, these possibly may be photos....
applesith is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:43 PM   #32
maveness
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Let me be the first to say: No. Way.

Too chunky 'n' clunky. Blue logo??? NOT. A. CHANCE.
maveness is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:43 PM   #33
WannaGoMac
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Resolution issue

What resolution could an iPad mini be? If they increase it they would have to use the current value from the iPad. Otherwise, it's yet another resolution for developers to code...
__________________
iPhone 6 Plus is fantastic! Bigger is better!
WannaGoMac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:44 PM   #34
jonnysods
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Aussie living in Canada
Hope this happens soon. I really want to get the second gen mini.
__________________
Sodagorn Media
www.sodagorn.com
jonnysods is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:46 PM   #35
notjustjay
macrumors 603
 
notjustjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Canada, eh?
The "blue" logo could just be the logo covered in protective plastic, like when you buy sheets of plexiglass from Home Depot.
__________________
.
notjustjay is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:46 PM   #36
IJ Reilly
macrumors P6
 
IJ Reilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Palookaville
Possibly not photos?
__________________
*The season starts too early and finishes too late and there are too many games in between.
Bill Veeck
IJ Reilly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:47 PM   #37
lotzosushi
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Reminds me a little more of the original iPhone... lol
__________________
2.3GHz i7 MacBook Pro Retina | 128GB iPad air 2 | 128GB Space Gray iPhone 6+ | 64GB Goldpagne iPhone 5S | 32GB Nexus 5 | 64GB Sandstone OnePlus One | Google Glass | Moto 360
lotzosushi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:51 PM   #38
Menel
macrumors 601
 
Menel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atlanta
Camera cutout looks massive.
__________________
iPhone 6 • iPad Air • Mac mini (2011)
Menel is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:51 PM   #39
D.T.
macrumors 68030
 
D.T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vilano Beach, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by applesith View Post
Yes, these possibly may be photos....
Drawings.

... or possibly just figments of our collective imagination ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WannaGoMac View Post
What resolution could an iPad mini be? If they increase it they would have to use the current value from the iPad. Otherwise, it's yet another resolution for developers to code...
I think the general consensus around the tech community is the same as the 9.7" product (2048x1536), resulting in a pretty nice 326PPI, and correctly (within design guidelines) scaled UI elements.

Same apps, no changes to resources in app bundles, little-to-no development issues.

Just need a CPU/GPU to drive that without any performance loss (A5X? A6?) vs. the current product, +but+ without any loss in product size/weight/battery life, which will be tricky. Assuming another reduction in the die size (power needs) of the CPU/GPU selected, combined with a very _low_ power display tech (IGZO?)
__________________
"I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No, I am the one who knocks." ~Walter White
D.T. is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:52 PM   #40
AFDoc
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Colorado Springs USA for now
Thicker for equal battery life and retina/faster processor, yes please!

I don't whine about how thin a product is, I don't mind a bit of thickness if you know what I mean
AFDoc is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:53 PM   #41
JaySoul
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by AQUADock View Post
It says ipad on it therefore it must be the iPhone math.
It's a fake iPad case to keep the iPhone Math secret
JaySoul is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:02 PM   #42
pgiguere1
macrumors 68000
 
pgiguere1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Montreal, Canada
My first iPhone 5 came with a blue + volume button that looked just like that. (Along with a couple dents and scratches). I got to remove the blue layer though and the button underneath looked fine.

I doubt this is permanent either.
pgiguere1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:15 PM   #43
runeapple
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigres View Post
The fingernail tells me it's definitely a leak from China.
This made my day
runeapple is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:20 PM   #44
NutsNGum
macrumors 68030
 
NutsNGum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Nm

Last edited by NutsNGum; Feb 21, 2013 at 01:21 PM. Reason: Evidently, can't read.
NutsNGum is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:30 PM   #45
number9
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: USA
The blue logo and iPad word mark are likely just due to a physical masking material placed over those areas to keep them smooth. The rest of the shell gets blasted with a physical media to give the matte finish.

Edit: Also, the chamfered top edge would be machined post media blast to reduce the amount of masking required.
__________________
•20" iMac Core Duo D 2.0GHz, 10.6.8 •iPhone 6 Space Gray 64GB •iPad Air Space Gray 16GB Wi-Fi

Last edited by number9; Feb 21, 2013 at 02:33 PM.
number9 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:34 PM   #46
3bs
macrumors 603
 
3bs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotluck View Post
Thicker is fine if it has retina
Exactly why I didn't get the 1st gen.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by number9 View Post
The blue logo and iPad word mark are likely just due to a physical masking material placed over those areas to keep them smooth. The rest of the shell gets blasted with a physical media to give the matte finish.
That makes sense. I wouldn't expect Apple to offer iPads like that.
3bs is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:35 PM   #47
TM WAZZA
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Please arrive in March. Otherwise if it's September / November I'll be getting the 1 soon and upgrade later on
TM WAZZA is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:37 PM   #48
3bs
macrumors 603
 
3bs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by maveness View Post
Let me be the first to say: No. Way.

Too chunky 'n' clunky. Blue logo??? NOT. A. CHANCE.
Yeah it makes no sense. If they were going to offer options for colours then why just the Apple logo and device name.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by TM WAZZA View Post
Please arrive in March. Otherwise if it's September / November I'll be getting the 1 soon and upgrade later on
You think it'll be available that soon? I think they should reconsider that if they are or else some people might think they should file a class action suit because of Apple's "planned obsolescence" scheme like they did in Brazil
3bs is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:46 PM   #49
007bond
macrumors 6502a
 
007bond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: DFW, Texas
Reminds me of the original iPhone...
__________________
LG Nexus 5 White; iMac 27" 2009 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo; 2014 MacBook Air 13"
007bond is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:13 PM   #50
Westside guy
macrumors 601
 
Westside guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The soggy part of the Pacific NW
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotluck View Post
Thicker is fine if it has retina
For a device that's ultimately about portability, if size and weight is the tradeoff - my personal preference is for a thinner, lighter non-retina device. The current version still has a very nice display.

But different strokes for different folks...
__________________
Your post count is insufficient to view signature
Westside guy is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Next-Generation iPad Mini Rear Shell Surfaces in 'Space Gray' MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 113 Sep 19, 2013 09:10 PM
Next-Generation iPad Mini Rear Shell Appears Again in New Photos MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 32 Aug 29, 2013 03:13 PM
Photos of Alleged 'Graphite' iPhone 5S Rear Shell and Parts Surface MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 280 Aug 29, 2013 09:31 AM
High-Quality Photos of 'Champagne' iPhone 5S Rear Shell Surface MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 220 Aug 25, 2013 09:39 AM
Next-Generation iPad Mini's Silver Rear Shell with Embedded Black Apple Logo Appears in New Photos MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 74 Aug 12, 2013 02:18 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC