Why so many iPhone5 parts, no iPad mini?

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  1. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    I keep noticing the huge amount of iPhone 5 leakage. I know I have seen a couple cases leak out of the iPad mini, it nothing like the iPhone 5. I would assume if they are to be shown on the same day,mthere would be more leaks of it as well?
    Unless I missed a lot of iPad mini news, there are way more iPhone 5 leaks..:confused:
     
  2. Zethca macrumors regular

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    Most of the leaks come from China where the iPhone is manufactured. The new iPad is likely being manufactured in Brazil, where we have I only had a few leaks.

    The iPhone world in China also has close ties to case makers, counterfeiters, and parts vendors. That's where a lot of the leaks originate.
     
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    came in to say exactly this.
    the mini rumors have been around for years. it's nothing new.
     
  5. angelp66 macrumors newbie

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    I really don't think Apple should do an iPad mini, but based on all the rumors, there will be one.
     
  6. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I remember the old rumors, but i remember seeing something about a big news paper confirming the iPad mini, like they have confirmed everything else.

    It does seem strange that there aren't more leaks, because the iPad 2 had a crazy amount of leakage.
     
  7. LoraoTX macrumors member

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    I believe that the reason as to why we don't see an iPad mini is because Apple was only willing to spend so much in making fake iPhones. It would have been too much of a hassle to fool us with even more leaked parts lol ;)
     
  8. Zethca macrumors regular

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    WSJ, who are basically Apple's PR mouthpiece when it comes to confirming rumors, confirmed it. I'm fairly confident it's coming. Especially after other well-sourced people have jumped on it: Dalrymple, Gruber, etc. Bloomberg, Reuters and co are also on board.
     
  9. willmtaylor, Sep 4, 2012
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    ^----THIS!

    Also, most sources are indicating that the iPad Mini isn't due out until October, and most of the iPhone 5 leaks are from supply-chain manufacturing, so one could assume that the iPad mini just isn't as far along especially since the iPhone is allegedly debuting in a few weeks and the iPad won't until October-ish.
     
  10. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True. I forgot it isn't coming out at the same time. That might be the issue with that.
     
  11. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Maybe due to the large number of iPhones that are sold there are more sub-contractors part of the chain, so the more people are exposed to these parts, the more likely to see a leak.
    Also, probably more accessory manufacturers have an interest in the iPhone thus doing more digging around.
     
  12. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    I don't understand why people think, if it is real, that it will be announced in October. When has Apple ever held a big product announcement event the month after another big event? Why would they do that? This is Apple, they will just wait to unveil the iPad Mini at the next iPad event in March or April of 2013, right alongside the iPad (4th generation).
     
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    It is also likely that production hasn't kicked into full gear yet, which allows Apple to keep a tighter lid on things.
     
  14. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any possibility that the iPad mini in question could have a slightly bigger screen than rumored?
     
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    Also, aren't completely new Apple products generally not leaked as much as updates to existing ones? Eg the only real iPad 'leak' was the photo a couple of hours before the event.
     
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    I agree. We go through this every year and it has yet to come to fruition.
     
  18. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how many years has the Apple TV rumor been around? 2 or 3?
     
  19. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    Yeah, great idea, so the Nexus 7 and soon to be launched Kindle Fire 2 can take all the Christmas sales.

    It will be out well before Xmas 2012 so that there are no shortages leading up to the 25th Dec.

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    One. Since Walter Isaacson's book launched.
     
  20. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    Come back after christmas, when there still is no iPad Mini. :)
     
  21. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    It's not every year the WSJ and people like Dalrymple pretty much confirm it.

    Why can't people see that they are controlled leaks by Apple so customers hold off buying the Nexus 7. Notice when the WSJ had the store? Just after the Nexus 7 was gathering steam and old reviews.
     
  22. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Such faith would be admirable if it wasn't so woefully misguided.

    So... how'd that universe revolves around the earth theory work out for great-great-great-great-great-great-great grand-dad?
     
  23. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    Wanna bet?
     
  24. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I think it's doubtful. It would be too close to the 10" (9.7) iPad.

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    So you think you have better information than AllThingsD and basically all the major tech news sites? ok.
     
  25. willmtaylor, Sep 4, 2012
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    And how many times have the WSJ, TheLoop, and DaringFireball confirmed the existence of an iPad Mini again?


    Ok, can do! Thread bookmarked.


    This is precisely what I was going to say. Too much smoke, conveniently leaked smoke at that, for there not to be fire.

    :apple::apple::apple:

    P.S. My 500th post!
     

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