If we are getting a mini announcement on sep 12th, how come no frequent leaks?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xkmxkmxlmx, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
    It seems a new part or bit of info leaks about the iPhone 5 (whether credible or not) every other day.

    We barely have received any info on the mini and have seen no supposed parts.

    I personally can not wait for a mini, but I am getting a bit worried that we are not going to see one this year.
  2. LVappleNOTfnboi macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2011
    Simple, There will be no new Ipad mini. Im confused why so many are expecting the Ipad mini with no solid proof. No part leaks, no video, no documents what so ever. New apple products are predictable when leading up to a new launch. We always get leaks of parts or video, but nothing of the mini with a month to go.
  3. BHP41 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
  4. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2011
    iPad mini sux.
  5. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    The competition with 7" tablets began late this year, we will maybe see one next year since they can't make one up in 4 months or so.
  6. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    At this point the rumors seem heavy on wishful thinking and light on any substance
    It is still possible to see one, but the lack of any credible parts leaks, etc. does seem to cast a lot of doubt
  8. xkmxkmxlmx thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
    Well some of the more credible sources have said that they are working on one, so that is at least something. No parts is indeed strange.

    Because people want one?

    Well said. You must have one then?

    Cool, thanks for your input. You work for Apple then?

    5 replies to get to one logical and sound one. Jeez...
  9. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    It seems highly unlikely that we will be seeing an iPad mini at this event. If it was launching this September it seems highly likely that parts leaks would have begun.

    If it is coming out this year it seems far more likely it ships in late October than in September.
  10. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Or maybe this is all the result of Tim Cook's "doubling down" on secrecy. :D
  11. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Just on the ipad mini, ipod touch, ipod nano, mac pro, imac, and mac mini! :p
  12. MF878 macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I think if we do see an iPad mini, it will come out with the fourth generation iPad. It makes little sense for Apple to have two products from the same line updated at different times.
  13. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    I would not hold your breath waiting for an iPad mini announcement this Fall
  14. Dan14 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2009
    I dunno, they might be some truth behind it. There's a few leaks shown here:
  15. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    This fall will be all about the new iPhone and new iPod line.

    Introducing too many products at the same time can dilute your impact so we won't see it this year.

    Next March at the iPad event however we are far more likely to see the iPad mini, if it really does exist.

    Imagine it, the keynote goes on as usual.

    -Here's some updates
    -Customers are loving the new iPhone
    -Heres the new retail stores, and they are very successful
    -We're improving the iPad, HD facetime and faster processor
    -Here's some new apps we've made for it
    -Thanks for coming
    -Oh one more thing.... It also comes in a 7" model starting at £249

  16. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    I can't see an iPad mini arriving this year. Apple is in no rush, as they can easily wait until March to announce both new iPads.
    the current iPad is still being introduced to some countries.
  17. Dan14 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2009
    Whether it's 2012 or 2013, that's definitely how it will go down!
  18. NbinHD macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2012
    Macbook Pro 13'' - Mid 2012 Baseline
    People, realize one thing. Stop thinking that you know everything, because you don't. Nobody knows if there will be a iPad Mini or not. We just have to wait and see. You may have your opinions on why you don't think that there will be a new iPad Mini, but stop commenting on these posts saying "THERE WILL NOT BE AN IPAD MINI", because you don't know if there will or will not.
  19. Dan14 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2009
    Oh the irony...

    I don't think I've ever read a post that contradicts itself so much. You write a post, just to tell us not to post, about not wanting to hear about people's opinions, in which you give your own?

  20. NbinHD macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2012
    Macbook Pro 13'' - Mid 2012 Baseline
    Ok, may be I wrote my post incorrectly. What I meant is, if your going to write a post saying that there will not be a new iPad Mini, at least say "I believe there will not be an iPad mini this year because...and give some valid reasons". Not just, NO THERE IS NO IPAD MINI.
  21. Dan14 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2009

    I think there will be an iPad Mini introduced within the next 12 months because Apple need to have a product in the market to compete with the pricepoint of the continually introduced low priced tablets, which at the moment is the Nexus 7 and Kindle xxx, if they are truly about market domination.
  22. NbinHD macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2012
    Macbook Pro 13'' - Mid 2012 Baseline
    Yep, Apple doesn't like having the spotlight stolen off them, even if they neither had it. They'll get it, or at least try.
  23. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    To be fair I would say for leaks it's a demand issue. There is more demand for iPhone info so that's what some of these leak sites pay for, but there have been some parts leaks on the mini. I do agree that it makes more sense to have a mini brought out during the spring iPad event so don't be expecting it this Fall. I think what we are hearing about the mini is based on sample prototypes and production has not started, when it does more leaks will be forthcoming. This September will be for iPhones and iPods and that will be exciting enough.
  24. fighterfoo macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
    I work in retail, and never heard anyone complain that the iPad was too big.

    I think that the iPad mini would take away from 10" iPad sales, not other Android tablets.
  25. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Remember the original iPhone? No leaks. Remember the original iPad? No leaks until just an hour before the announcement (an image of a tablet screwed to a table running Google Maps).

    Usually, only revisions of existing products leak out.

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