This Could Be The First Leaked Component From The iPad Mini

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If the iPad mini is really coming later this year, then why haven’t we seen a bunch of leaked parts for it? Daring Fireball’s John Gruber speculated that it was because the iPhone 5 was further along in production than the iPad mini, but now the guys at nowherelese.fr have come forward with a pretty convincing argument that this dock connector component is for the iPad mini: it’s way too big to be for the iPhone 5. Even Kyle Wiens of iFixIt says it appears to be a legitimate Apple part.

Curiously, though, it appears to have 10 pins, not the 9 pins seen on iPhone 5 dock connectors. However, we’re judging that from the inside of the dock connector cable, not from the actual plug. What does it mean?

Source: Nowherelese.fr

  • Fredrik Schandorff

    No pictures of the screws? :-)

  • bowlingGreen

    Oh look, Apple is stooping to different screen sizes. I thought 3.5″ was perfect for phones and 9.7″ was perfect for tablets.

    Now they’re just copying Samsung.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Oh look, Apple is stooping to different screen sizes. I thought 3.5″ was perfect for phones and 9.7″ was perfect for tablets.

    Now they’re just copying Samsung.

    Get the frick off our website. There’s a CultOfGoogle for you.

  • bruno_moreira

    This can be an iPod touch 5 part…

  • bowlingGreen
    Oh look, Apple is stooping to different screen sizes. I thought 3.5″ was perfect for phones and 9.7″ was perfect for tablets.

    Now they’re just copying Samsung.

    Get the frick off our website. There’s a CultOfGoogle for you.

    I’m not a cultist though. I never bought into a hardware manufacturer or an OS like, I’ll just assume you do :)

  • mr_bee

    This part shows the headphone jack on the bottom and very close to the dock connector.

    Every single other leaked part, schematic, mock-up and case leak for iPad mini shows the headphone jack on the top and speaker grills in the place where the headphone jack is on this.

    Therefore: is iPod touch part, NOT iPad mini part.

  • easydone101
    Oh look, Apple is stooping to different screen sizes. I thought 3.5″ was perfect for phones and 9.7″ was perfect for tablets.

    Now they’re just copying Samsung.

    Get the frick off our website. There’s a CultOfGoogle for you.

    Actually it is called Cult of Android

  • Tallest_Skil

    Actually it is called Cult of Android

    Even worse for him, then, that he came here instead of going there.