I’m still not entirely convinced that the iPad mini will be unveiled next week, if at all, but with Amazon and Asus/Google firmly planting their flags in budget tablet territory, the climate is certainly right for Apple to make its move.
In any case (pun intended), purported iPad mini housing has been leaked for your viewing pleasure. And not for the first time.
One thing the rumour mill can’t quite decide on is the positioning of the headphone jack. In this particular leak, we have the iPad mini’s headphone jack at the top.
Other iPad mini specs we can garner include a rear camera – something missing from both the Asus Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, incidentally.
There’s also the significantly smaller 9-pin dock connector (tipped for the iPhone 5, too), while it’s widely accepted – as in this leak – that the speaker will sit at the bottom.
Finally, there’s space for the obligatory/traditional Apple-flavoured volume and mute buttons.
Apple might opt for a “one more thing” iPad mini announcement next week, however some suggest that the Californians will wait till October, and announce the 7.85in tablet alongside the new iPods.
via: Apple Insider