Apple Changed iPad Mini Design to Brand New
Some informed sources say that the soon-to-release iPad mini tablet will be a self-contained product, and not a miniature copy of the existing device. During the development Apple say nothing about the much-anticipated gadget design. Earlier I posted images of iPad Mini size and you can see its design in comparison with iPad 3.
According to the well known Japanese publication Macotakara claims that a large supplier of certified accessories stated that Apple in the “last moment” changed its mind and changed the iPad mini design, so now all of the outstanding cases, screen protectors, and other add-ons are not suitable, because the changes were shaped device and it will get completely new design. Accordingly, all models previously released on the internet would likely not match the tablet.
Japanese blog does not report any details about the changes in new design and changes in iPad mini dimensions, screen, shapes and panels, but it claims that the company had to suspend production accessories.
iPad mini launch is considered as a response of Apple to gradual rise in popularity of portable and more affordable tablets with 7 inches screen. Amazon has achieved great success after the launch of Kindle Fire, and now the company has decided to develop it to submit an updated Kindle Fire HD, while Google is selling millions of Nexus 7 the cost of which starts at $ 200 and that is with good characteristics.
It’s not clear what will be the cost of the initial price of iPad mini, but it is expected to be below $ 500 and less than iPad 3 base model or $ 400 for the 16GB version of the iPad 2 Wi-Fi. The launch of the budget version of the Apple smaller tablet expects to significantly expand its number of users.
It is interesting to me may new tablet looks like this iPad Mini mock-up or it will be something really different.