Video Compares Second-Generation iPad Mini Shell to iPad 5, Current Mini

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A new video comparing the purported shell of the second-generation iPad mini to the existing iPad mini and the upcoming fifth-generation iPad has surfaced on YouTube. Shared by Unbox Therapy, the shell, which has been previously seen in photos, has a form factor that is nearly identical to the existing iPad mini.

    The only difference between the two shells is the mirrored silver Apple logo on the back of the second-generation mini, which is similar to the mirrored finish seen on prototype fifth-generation iPads shells. The current white and silver iPad mini has a black Apple logo.

    While the next iPad mini will not feature any design changes, it is expected to be a major upgrade to the existing iPad mini due to the inclusion of a much-desired Retina screen.

    The video also provides a comparison of the mini shell alongside a fifth-generation iPad shell, giving a clear look at the mini-style redesign of the next full-sized iPad. The fifth-generation iPad appears to be as thin as the iPad mini, and the size difference between the two tablets is smaller, with the iPad mini measuring in at 20cm in height and the fifth-generation iPad measuring 24cm tall.

    Apple's fifth-generation iPad has been long rumored to share multiple visual cues with the iPad mini, featuring a rounded shell, narrower side bezels, and a more compact design. Apple is expected to unveil both the second-generation iPad mini and the fifth-generation iPad later this year.

    Article Link: Video Compares Second-Generation iPad Mini Shell to iPad 5, Current Mini
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2010
    Seen this somewhere before... About 3 hours ago... :|
  3. macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2012
    Winwick, UK
    Honestly, this is no longer news. Nor rumors. Just the reporting of facts due to the plethora of leaks.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    Really looking forward to upgrading from my iPad 2 if the mini has a retina display. And no brainer purchase for me if it comes in at the same price.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    This apple event will be so boring. "Stop me if you've already seen this"
  6. macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    Wow, I hadn't realized that it would be the same thickness as the mini.

    Very sleek.
  7. macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2008
  8. macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    Perhaps non-retina?


    Oh, and here's the new ipad mini back plate. Same as the first ipad mini back plate...
  9. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Philadelphia, PA
    Larger iPad?

    Still hoping for a larger iPad here. I am aware it most likely will not happen, but it would be an amazing thing for musicians to read sheet music on a screen which could match scaled paper.

    The fact that the mini and full size are the same thickness is pretty sweet.


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  10. macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
  11. macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
    No kidding, eventually people will stop caring if they never update a form factor.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    Wow. Its.... the same thing as the current one.... craaaazy. :cool:
  13. macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    And who said apple can't innovate ?!

    They cut off the sides!!!!

    Next year they'll cut off a little bit off the top..

    Then next year a bit off the bottom..
  14. macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2004

    Gosh, all this incremental reporting about stuff that no one cares about is getting really tedious. I very much doubt that many of us really care about such nuances. When I think about the state of this world and how so many of us are struggling just to get by, I find all of this so odious and downright silly.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2011
    Dundee, UK
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2013
    Well you are on an Apple news sight, so this is not stopping any time soon. Just deal with it.

    And besides, just ignore the post if you don't have any interest in it. That would be the practical thing to do. :rolleyes:
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2007
    Funnier will be the people who will say "This is boring. Why didn't Apple show us anything new?".
  18. macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2013
  19. macrumors member


    Apr 27, 2008
    Montreal, QC
  20. macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Confused, my current white and silver (model A1432) ipad mini has a mirrored silver apple logo on the back...
  21. macrumors 68000


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    So this video basically shows there won't be a retina :O

    No change in dimensions. Isn't the iPad 4 thicker than iPad 3 because of the retina?
  22. macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    No, the iPad 3 was slightly thicker than the 2. The 4 is the same size as the 3. Given that the new back plate for the 5 is the same thickness as the Mini, it is not unreasonable to assume that the retina display tech can fit in a Mini shell. The issue then becomes battery size.

    When WSJ said that the Mini would have a retina display a few months ago, that should've been everyone's clue here that it will have one. WSJ = Apple mouthpiece.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Jul 13, 2008
    the only thing this shows to me is that the full size ipad being the same thickness and still having retina they will no doubt have retina in the mini. No longer will thickness be a factor like i believe they said with the mini being too thin for retina. igzo displays?
  24. macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    Looks at back of white iPad mini sitting on my desk - nope, no black apple, it is mirrored silver on the 1st gen iPad mini.
  25. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Anandtech says the new Nexus 7 gets 12 hrs battery life. I would assume is Asus can do it so can Apple.

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