This Is What The iPad Mini Will Look Like In Your Hand

This Is What The iPad Mini Will Look Like In Your Hand

It’s fake, but it looks impressive.

The iPad mini has appeared in a series of images that show the 7.85-inch device fully assembled for the first time. It’s unlikely the device in these images is genuine — it appears to be nothing more than a third-party mockup — but it gives us a great idea of the iPad mini’s size, its features, and what the real thing might look like in your hands.

We’ve seen plenty of iPad mini rear panels over the past few months, and lots of mockup images. But this is the first time we’ve seen a model of the assembled device. Why do we think this is a model? Well, it just doesn’t look like the real thing. The home button looks out of place for a start — its symbol looks too big and too bold — and the image on the display looks like it’s just been printed out.

This Is What The iPad Mini Will Look Like In Your Hand

What’s more, every image of the device is blurry. If this is the real thing, we should have high quality images to prove it.

Admittedly, the back of the device does look pretty convincing. The Apple logo looks genuine, as does the iPad name and text beneath it. In fact, with iPad mini rear panels floating around in recent weeks, it’s possible the back of this device is genuine, and that a fake front panel was fitted to the top of it.

But even though this iPad mini is quite clearly a fake, there’s a good chance the real thing will look almost identical to it.

This Is What The iPad Mini Will Look Like In Your Hand

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  • Canadian65

    Mr. BlurryCam strikes again. Does nobody own a decent camera? Oh well, a decent rendition but the picture clearly shows the old stock YouTube app that was removed from iOS6. Any new iPad Mini (if it indeed exists) would run iOS 6.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Mr. BlurryCam strikes again. Does nobody own a decent camera? Oh well, a decent rendition but the picture clearly shows the old stock YouTube app that was removed from iOS6. Any new iPad Mini (if it indeed exists) would run iOS 6.

    They’re not claiming that it is real. It is not supposed to be real. Please actually read the story.

  • ddevito

    Looks good, but the Nexus 7′s slightly slimmer width makes it easier to hold with one hand.

    #thatswhatshesaid

  • Victor Valentini

    Thats just like Samsung Galaxy Note! :D

  • aakashg
  • assyrianpride

    what a fail.

  • Canadian65
    Mr. BlurryCam strikes again. Does nobody own a decent camera? Oh well, a decent rendition but the picture clearly shows the old stock YouTube app that was removed from iOS6. Any new iPad Mini (if it indeed exists) would run iOS 6.

    They’re not claiming that it is real. It is not supposed to be real. Please actually read the story.

    Wow! Did I say anywhere that i thought it was real? Why don’t you learn to read instead! I called it a “rendition” and understand perfectly that it is not real. Instead of spending your day criticizing other poster’s comments, why not contribute something useful.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Wow! Did I say anywhere that i thought it was real?

    Certainly not; you were of the belief that it was NOT real and trying to explain your belief by disproving aspects of the photos you felt to be incorrect. However, being ‘real’ was not the purpose of the pictures of in the first place.

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a staff writer based in the U.K. He has an interest in all things tech and also covers Android over at CultofAndroid.com. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell.

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