iPad mini mockup shows expected design
Images purporting to show the design of the upcoming iPad mini have been posted on Apple.pro. The photos depict what appears to be a realistic mockup of the smaller iPad’s front—complete with a 7.85” screen surrounded by a bezel that’s thinner on the left and right than the top and bottom — as well as the unit’s back, thin sides, and large speaker grilles on the bottom alongside the smaller Dock Connector. A rear-facing camera and cellular antenna bar are included on this unit, as well as separated volume buttons below the orientation/silent side switch.
While Apple.pro’s images are consistent with dimensional drawings, case leaks, and other bits of information that have been circulating for some time, it’s worth noting that a supposed iPad mini internal cable part leak suggested that the smaller tablet might have a bottom-mounted headphone port—the only piece of evidence thus far casting doubt on the widely expected design.
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