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Alleged iPad Mini Mockup Photos Surface

While most of the rumors surrounding Apple's upcoming Wednesday conference are based around the highly anticipated reveal of the iPhone 5, French blog Nowhereelse hasn't forgotten about the iPad mini. Until now, details surrounding the smaller tablet have been kept closely under wraps, but these alleged mockup photos may give us a sneak peak at what's to come.

For a comparison in size of the upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad mini, one photo shows an iPhone 4S inside an iPhone 5 case, inside a potential iPad mini shell, which is placed in a shell for the current iPad 2. If the leaked photos are real, it looks like the iPad mini could very well measure 7.85 inches, as previous rumors suggest.

Although Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone on Wednedsay, a previous report suggests we won't be seeing the miniature tablet until October. A smaller version of Apple's popular iPad could definitely help with Apple's lead in the tablet market. But with Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD already establishing a large following, the iPad mini will have to be aggressively priced to keep up. We'll just have to wait and see what the iPad's mini-me can do.

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  • frombehind
    Oh snap... unless another Chinese company makes and patents it first, like they did with the iPhone 5 leak a few months back

    Sorry Apple.... what goes around, comes around. =]
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  • ok now im just confused.... this makes no sense at all.

    scary part is people are gonna buy this shit thinking it can make phone calls... its like a iphone that cant phone...
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  • clubsaucekiller
    appleneedstodieok now im just confused.... this makes no sense at all.scary part is people are gonna buy this shit thinking it can make phone calls... its like a iphone that cant phone...Actually they won't, because unlike Android and the stupid and shitty 5"+ monstrosities they call "phones", an Apple phone looks like a phone and an Apple tablet looks like a tablet.
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  • saturnus
    Question is if this will have LTE and therefore will be banned from being sold like the iphone 5?

    Apple already lost the LTE battle to HTC for it's "new" ipad and a complete import ban is impending.

    The iphone 5 is even worse of since it will use global LTE standards for which Samsung holds a large percentage of the necessary patents. With US domestic LTE it's only HTC and Nokia that holds the neceesary patents, and while Nokia happily licensed it's intellectual property to Apple to fill it's fast drying coffers, HTC (and certainly not Samsung) has no incentive to license it's intellectual property to Apple.

    Therefore, Apple = no LTE.
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  • cowasaki
    saturnusQuestion is if this will have LTE and therefore will be banned from being sold like the iphone 5?Apple already lost the LTE battle to HTC for it's "new" ipad and a complete import ban is impending.The iphone 5 is even worse of since it will use global LTE standards for which Samsung holds a large percentage of the necessary patents. With US domestic LTE it's only HTC and Nokia that holds the neceesary patents, and while Nokia happily licensed it's intellectual property to Apple to fill it's fast drying coffers, HTC (and certainly not Samsung) has no incentive to license it's intellectual property to Apple.Therefore, Apple = no LTE.
    The LTE patents are standards dependant patents. They were offered up by the owners to form part of the standard and as such they cannot be blocked. The only thing that is in question is the cost per use which cannot be too much or the court will block it. Non standards dependant patents such as swipes and things like that are a different thing completely. The iPhone5 is never going to be import banned.
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  • captainblacko
    if it was a mini ipad don't you think it would be running ios6 and not 5?

    you can tell the version due to google maps still being installed.
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  • bustapr
    is it just me or is this new apple announcement even getting MUCH less attention and excitement as it used to a year ago? A year ago, there would be 5-10 apple articles a day on toms and tv news would be mentioning the event, but this time theres barely anything except patent wars O.o

    Might apple be falling already?
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  • ubercake
    Oh what an innovative design. I was thinking it would look a lot different than the current iPads/Pods/Phones. Was I wrong?! It's really exciting there's no difference whatsoever. I just can't wait to see the front of it and how different that will be.
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  • kawininjazx
    I can't wait for the iPod Touch XL, I mean iPad mini. I'm so confused.
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  • lamorpa
    It looks very similar to a 7" tablet computer. I wonder if it would have a touchscreen?
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