Well, what do we have here? What could be the fabled SlashGear reports.has surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo,
The photo is a little gloomy, putting it politely, and there's not much detail. But this rear shot could be the closest we've come yet to seeing the iPad mini.
The rear shell is completely solid, so if genuine, Apple's smaller tablet won't have a rear-facing camera. That shouldn't be too much of a hindrance, considering the and Amazon Kindle Fire do fine without. And who's taking pictures using their iPad camera anyway? If you do this at gigs, just know people are pointing and giggling at you.
It's far from certain this shot is genuine. The person posting it has no history of leaking Apple gear. And it seems to have been shot in a well. But the logo looks like the real deal. And the finish seems to match that of its bigger brother.
Apple is rumoured to be announcing an iPad mini on next iPhone. What's that? You thought Steve Jobs ? Well so did everyone, until yesterday, when an from Apple's Eddie Cue on the subject. He said he'd broached the topic of a smaller iPad and Jobs had seemed "very receptive" to the idea., alongside the
Jobs was notorious for changing his mind, and often went public on topics to wrong-foot competitors. He slammed netbooks at the launch of the original iPad, shortly before Apple unveiled the, which many would say is Apple's version of a netbook.
The iPad mini is rumoured to have a 7 or 8-inch screen and is thought to be Apple's response to. The Nexus 7 comes in at a bargainous £160, so here's hoping Apple can keep the cost down.
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