Leaked Photos Show iPad Nano With New Dock Connector And Stereo Speakers [Rumor]

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Could this be the new iPad Nano?

Oh, man. With WWDC just around the corner, the rumors are rising high enough to choke us. This latest comes from “a source in China” by way of our friends over at ZooGue cases, Tim Angel and Graham Smith. It’s an “iPad nano,” and it may or not have “fake” written all over it.

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The case design purportedly houses a 7.58-inch screen, instead of the 7.85 inches widely reported as fact by various rumormongers, and departs from the current iPad design in a few ways other than just its size.

First, the dock connector has shrunk, in line with some supposedly leaked shots of the iPhone published recently. Second, there are two speaker grilles, presumably for stereo sound (although one could hold a mic).

We kicked these photos around our Cult of Mac chatroom. Killian thinks that “it just looks too… cheap to be an Apple part” and I agree, although I said the exact same thing about the leaked iPad 2 case and look how that turned out.

Some things make sense — it’s a little fat looking, which makes space for lots of battery — and others don’t: the case is less square than the current iPad, with a long, thin shape.

Is Apple going to announce an iPad nano at WWDC next week? Or will there be no hardware announcements at all? I guess we don’t have long to wait to find out.

  • Nick Cotter

    *COUGH* FAKEITY FAKE FAKE FAKE *COUGH 

  • Ilya Kazakov

    are you serious about *that*?

  • maskawaih

    blue? hahaha

  • Rob Gilgan

    I like the uneven holes over the speakers and the rough edges around the logo. Getting so tired of Apple’s obsession with fit and finish, you know?

  • Michael Sitver

    blue? hahaha

    Well said. So fake.

  • Jordan Stocker

    dear cult of mac

    please stop wasting our time and your time on these obvious fakes.

    from your readers

  • NapMan

    Wow, this is a terrible fake.  The dock connector opening and speaker holes aren’t even straight.

  • berianlowe

    That one is fake, this is the real iPad nano.

    (Sarcasm Detected.)
  • joewaylo

    That one is fake, this is the real iPad nano.

     
    (Sarcasm Detected.)

    I wish, but that’s actually a Sanxi Android iPad KIRF with a gray shell added on.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/05/sanxi-android-ipad-kirf-hands-on/

  • Mach1nations

    I think the uneven holes and rough finish of the logo might just be due to pixelisation of the image. The longer form factor might make sense if the screen was the same ratio as the new iPhone? Perhaps even the same number of pixels as the new iPhone, but obviously not a ‘retina’ display as it’s a larger screen. Would mean developers only have to make the one app that could be used on both devices? Just a thought…

  • wyattjd

    Well, ZooGue was wrong when they said a “reliable source” gave them information on iPhone 4S (Assumed at that time to be the iPhone 5).  They had to halt production of their cases that they were giving away for free, after they saw Apple’s keynote.  So I’m thinking that ZooGue wanted to create a little publicity by advertising an prototype iPad nano case.

  • ccazz

    Go back and look at ZooGue’s free iphone 5 case promotion be 4S launch.  Complete fraud.  They offered refunds (for shipping) for those who pre-ordered or a wait and we will send you a 4S case now that the world knows we are full of garbage.  Their cases are functional, utilitarian, and reasonably priced because they get free advertising by you for leaking complete BS.

  • BAGoodfella

    Go back and look at ZooGue’s free iphone 5 case promotion be 4S launch.  Complete fraud.  They offered refunds (for shipping) for those who pre-ordered or a wait and we will send you a 4S case now that the world knows we are full of garbage.  Their cases are functional, utilitarian, and reasonably priced because they get free advertising by you for leaking complete BS.

    Exactly. Given Tim’s lengthy, squirrely track record, this is nothing more than an attempt to draw attention to his company.

  • ApplePr0n

    I really am not sure about an iPad Nano. I really would imaging them just making a large iPod Touch. What happens when the iPad Mini comes out. Then the iPod touch is even more useless…

  • RmcTech

    I actually think this is a possibility. Reasons for not doing it or not, the iPad mini would probably be a hit. 

  • James Douglas

    Anyone else think that wierd gap at the top is a dock for the iphone? Like this (pardon my bad photoshop)

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