New Photos Show 'iPad Mini' Physical Mockup in Hand

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Over the past several weeks, a number of renderings and even physical mockups of Apple's rumored "iPad mini" have surfaced, offering a good idea of the device's size and appearance should the leaked specs being used by case makers prove accurate. While a number of the renderings and mockups have shown the iPad mini next to existing devices like the full-size iPad or iPhone, a new set of photos [Google translation] reposted by shows the best view yet of how the device will look in the user's hand.

    The device shown in the photos is clearly a physical mockup along the lines of those seen previously, but the photos demonstrate how the device would fit easily into most users' hands, cradled in just one hand with the fingers and thumb able to wrap around and grip the edges of the tablet.

    As shown in the photos and previous images, the iPad mini is expected to retain the iPad's 4:3 aspect ratio for the display, but relatively narrower bezels on the sides of the device will make it more comfortable for users to hold than if it contained bezels of uniform width around all four edges.

    Apple is expected to hold a media event in October to introduce the iPad mini, holding off on the debut in order to give the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini their own time in the spotlight.

    Article Link: New Photos Show 'iPad Mini' Physical Mockup in Hand
  2. blumpkin macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
  3. bbeagle macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2010
    Buffalo, NY
    Sure, we have rumors about a new iPad mini, but have there been any rumors about a new iPhone?
  4. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
  5. dotcomet macrumors member


    Dec 23, 2011
  6. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2012
    It actually looks a little too small in these pictures? I guess I'll have to see it in person though.
  7. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    There's those extra inches the iPhone didn't get.... :cool:
  8. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    This would be good for my little boy (2yrs). Its only matter of time before he breaks my iPad as its a bit big and heavy for him.
  9. newyorksole macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    I know they have different sized computers, but I just have a hard time understanding how they're gonna market this smaller iPad.

    I mean, I'm almost 100% sure it will come out, but they advertise/push mobile devices way more than they do for Macs.

    iPod touch. iPhone. iPad mini. iPad.

  10. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
    Its clear 4 can fit...and probably more if it gets jailbroken.

    Ahh, this iPad Mini is the IDEAL size...not too big (9.7" and not too small 7").
  11. damir00 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2011
  12. lroy12 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
  13. Hustler1337 macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    It'll probably (and hopefully) be four. Don't put too much emphasis on a mockup intending to show the physical aspect rather than the OS itself. ;)

    EDIT: anyone have any ideas as to how much the iPad Mini may cost based on rumours? I couldn't find any based on a quick search. Thanks.
  14. stukick macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2000
  15. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    I think this thing will outsell the larger iPad.
  16. gregwyattjr macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2008
    That's pretty convenient to be able to grip the thing with just one hand. I didn't even think of being able to do that.
  17. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    Probably just the one in the picture having some removed. I would imagine at least 4...
  18. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I always felt the iPad was a little too big and heavy. This one certainly interests me, I just hope it comes with retina and they don't put a crappy cpu/gpu inside.
  19. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Yeah it actually is even better on the nexus 7 as you don't have to stretch your hand as much. I think on this mini it would be a bit uncomfortable though as its quite a bit wider than the nexus.
  20. BerryOfTheAub macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2009
    Not really taken much notice before now as happy with normal iPad! But what is the point of this, it's to small. If you can read it on an iPad mini then you can read it on an iPhone!
  21. gguerini macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2007
    I like the size. I've been trying to justify the purchase of an iPad since the beginning, but I couldn't. If Apple release an iPad mini (or nano, or whatever they call it) for a $200/$250 prince range, I will get one.
  22. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2008
    Judging by the fuzziness of that picture I'm guessing the hand doesn't come in a Retina Display. :(
  23. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Looking good. Was toying with getting a nexus 7 or possibly a Kindle HD, but an iPad mini would be better suited for my needs (iTunes eco system)...

    However after being spoiled with the New iPad's retina, I fear the benefit of a lighter iPad for reading in bed is going to be somewhat diminished by the lower resolution.

    If there was an option for a 7.85" retina version I'd be all over it in a heartbeat, and would possibly sell my 9.7" new ipad and have a look at a RT Surface or such for messing around with.
  24. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    The ladies are going to love the smaller size... Oh wait. :p
  25. loon3y macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011

    if it isn't 199, expect them to completely blunder their sales goal. 250 would be OK, but anything more than that, i really doubt people are going to spend money it. might as well just get an iPad with retina display and a more powerful processor and better graphics for a a little more.

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