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Forget iPad Mini: Leak Shows Purported iPad 4 Parts

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Purported images of next-generation iPad's Lightning dock connector emerge.

Ahead of the iPad Mini announcement event taking place tomorrow, images of a purported iPad 4 Lightning dock connector has been leaked.

In order to add credence, the photos in question features a comparison of both the Lightning dock connector for an iPad 4 and the dock for the iPad Mini. The new dock seemingly confirms that the iPad 3's next major successor is being redesigned to support several new components.

In addition to the iPad Mini and the aforementioned next-generation iPad, Apple is said to be preparing another tablet-related announcement for tomorrow's media event. The company is also rumored to be debuting a revised 9.7-inch Retina model of the device.

The latter is likely to receive a Lightning connector as the iPhone 5 did, while its price will match the price points stemming from its predecessors.

Apple is expected to announce the iPad Mini, a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and a new lineup of Mac Minis tomorrow.

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    joytech22 , October 23, 2012 12:34 AM
    Ughh..
    Interesting = Everything else > Apple Products

    Why is there so much news on this stuff? Where's the news for all of these new laptops that are being released left, right and center?
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    dutchling , October 23, 2012 12:37 AM
    If anyone sells their Ipad 3 just to buy a revised ipad 3 with lighting connector, I swear I oughta
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    RogueKitsune , October 23, 2012 12:40 AM
    This article would be slightly interesting if it wasn't apple just repackaging their old hardware and calling it new. Though that still wont stop sheeps from buying it :\
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    infernocy , October 23, 2012 12:41 AM
    can you people stop posting apple news ..... ipad 4 its just ipad3 with 0.00000000000000000000001% improvement , i hope apple with go down since now the lost the greatest zombie maker ever , and by they if you actually notice the people who dont use ipad or iphone generally now more about them that the people who use them , its just a joke
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    christarp , October 23, 2012 12:56 AM
    This isn't an ipad 4. This is for the updated ipad 3. They're making all of their products lightning ports at once instead of waiting for the refresh on each individual model. This isn't going to be sold as the ipad 4
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    ivanto , October 23, 2012 1:55 AM
    joytech22Ughh..Interesting = Everything else > Apple ProductsWhy is there so much news on this stuff? Where's the news for all of these new laptops that are being released left, right and center?


    Guessing, because Apple sold 17 million iPad's and that's more $$$ than #1 PC maker Lenovo combined? Or Lenovo + HP combined sold $36B worth of everything and its less than Apple's projected quarterly results.

    Apple is a real giant and amount of related news is reflecting it.
    -IvanTO
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    Kami3k , October 23, 2012 2:12 AM
    ivantoGuessing, because Apple sold 17 million iPad's and that's more $$$ than #1 PC maker Lenovo combined? Or Lenovo + HP combined sold $36B worth of everything and its less than Apple's projected quarterly results. Apple is a real giant and amount of related news is reflecting it. -IvanTO


    Lol, what a deluded AppT%@d you are.
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    deftonian , October 23, 2012 2:50 AM
    Why even look at iPad 4, I have a Purported iPad 5 leaked pic.... it's brown and in my toilet... and even floats! I'd be happy to post the pic if you'd like.
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    reprotected , October 23, 2012 3:30 AM
    Kami3kLol, what a deluded AppT%@d you are.

    Irony at it's finest.
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    alidan , October 23, 2012 4:16 AM
    otacon72Does it not make sense to have all devices using the same connector? Common sense.


    from a consumer point of view, it doesn't make sense to upgrade to something pointless that makes existing products non compatible/require an adapter that has a steep price.

    ivantoGuessing, because Apple sold 17 million iPad's and that's more $$$ than #1 PC maker Lenovo combined? Or Lenovo + HP combined sold $36B worth of everything and its less than Apple's projected quarterly results. Apple is a real giant and amount of related news is reflecting it. -IvanTO


    enough to dedicate this ammount to one product that people only buy because they are indoctranated as an art student, or mindlessly but because the "cool" people have it.

    ill give apple the success of the first iphone, first of its kind, not first ever, but first to catch on.

    however everything after that is sheep.

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    fuzzion , October 23, 2012 6:39 AM
    If toms hardware keeps splashing the headlines with Apples news I may be forced to shift to anandtech.com.
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    doive1231 , October 23, 2012 8:11 AM
    Didn't like the reports that the revised ipad 3 will have lower spec components to save on costs.
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    bllue , October 23, 2012 1:48 PM
    Same old garbage. $599 for 3 year old hardware
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    zenom11 , October 23, 2012 5:04 PM
    Forget iPad Mini: Leak Shows Purported iPad 4 Parts

    Should have been:

    Forget iPad 4 leak: Rumors Shows Purported iPad 5 design