'iPad Mini' Production Reportedly Underway in Brazil

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    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.
    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.

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    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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  2. macrumors 6502

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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. :D
     
  3. MultiMediaWill, Oct 1, 2012
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    "I want an iPad mini"
    -Said no one ever

    EDIT: It appears I may be wrong. Quite surprised that people actually want this thing.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Wow... No leak cause its not in china? :D
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I guess Brazilians honor NDAs way better then their Chino counterparts. Time will tell I guess
     
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    yup

    Yup :D
     
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    Because you don't want one, no one else could want one ever.
    It's all about you. :rolleyes:
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    And the BigPad quakes in fear as its moment of cannibalization rapidly approaches...
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    How terribly closed-minded of you... :rolleyes:
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    I did.

    Always wanted the 7"-ish size.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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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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    Because as we all know, the 11 inch MBA completely killed the 13 inch rev, which eventually drove Apple out of business.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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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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    OK, I'll take an iPad mini please. Actually, I'll take two.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Didn't the iPad kill off the MacBook Air? I thought that was why Apple went down.
     
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    [ ] = 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.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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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? :rolleyes:
     
  20. macrumors G3

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    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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    +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.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if they have a better control over leaked parts in Brazil?
     
  23. macrumors regular

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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. :(
     
  24. macrumors 65816

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    Phew, already missed the iPad mini mockup news ...
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    So technically, Chinese people don`t care about their families?
     

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