Is This How The iPad Mini Will End Up Looking?

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With any luck, Apple will finally announce the iPad mini by this time next month, putting an end to all the rumors surrounding the production of the tablet. Over the past few months, there’s been a lot of leaked hardware images purporting to show iPad mini components, but it’s been very difficult to get a sense of what’s legit, as well as what might be earlier prototype designs, and ultimately, just how we’ll see the tablet arrive. We’ve still yet to get a full sense of the tablet’s design that we’re confident in, but the latest rumors suggest a layout very much like what’s depicted next to the Nexus 7 above.

Supposedly, the design is going to look very much like an iPod touch, without the thick bezel surrounding all four sides like the full-sized iPad. That’s consistent with some earlier leaks we saw that attempted to reveal the tablet’s measurements. Exactly how thin the bezel will actually be, we can’t say, so it might be even thinner than the design above. That could create some difficulties in how users hold the tablet, especially for those used to working with iPads.

Even if that is how the tablet’s front will appear, we’ve got more questions about its design, including whether or not there will be a rear camera. If the rumors we’ve been hearing play out, we could finally hope to have all these questions answered on September 12.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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