Yesterday, new photos of an alleged working 7.85″ iPad Mini hit the web, highlighting the product’s widely rumored features like thinner bezels, lightning dock, metallic backplate, dual speakers and more. Today, another physical iPad Mini mockup based on the same specs has been obtained by Gizchina.com (via MacRumors) which is basically one of those $15 dummy units selling through Chinese online marketplace Taobao, in white and black colors.
The source has also published a hands-on video of this iPad Mini physical mockup, comparing it with an original iPad and an iPhone 4 for a better idea of the purported smaller iPad’s size.
“While this dummy iPad Mini might not be a functioning version of the 7.85 inch Apple tablet it still gives us some valuable clues as to how the real mini iPad will look and what its specification might be. I spotted this dummy iPad Mini for sale on Taobao, China’s eBay, where I picked it up for roughly $13″.
The 64GB iPad Mini mockup obtained by the source shows a thinner chassis device with noticeably thinner bezels, a rear camera and the new smaller lightnning connector as found in the iPhone 5. Two speakers are also shown on either side of the lightning connector with a power/lock button and a 3.5mm head phone jack on top. the traditional volume rocker is however replaced by a new volume contol button design featuring two seperate buttons. You can also see an LTE antenna and a nano-SIM tray, something not seen in previous mockups.
Check out the hands on video of iPad Mini physical mockup and tell us what you think of it:
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