Apple is said to be unveiling the 7.85-inch iPad Mini on the 17th of October with Fortune also suggesting that it is likely that the iPad Mini will hit retail shelves on 2nd of November if Apple sticks to its standard scheduling protocol. These comparison photos are timely of course, given the proximity to the date of reckoning. Previously, photos and videos of the iPad Mini have been of the standalone device and we are hoping these photos will give more insight to those looking to purchase a set.
As previously reported, the iPad Mini is said to resemble a big iPod Touch "with smaller bezels along the sides in portrait mode" and feature volume buttons quite unlike the rocker we have on the iPad and a mic at the back. A rear camera and if we may add, the smaller 19-pin dock connector have also been spotted on the back as well in previous leaks. This design has been consistently photographed across all leaked photos that we have seen so far, which gives us greater cause to believe that this is indeed its final design.
With a 7.85-inch screen, the iPad Mini is slightly larger than its Nexus 7 peer (as photographed together above). With the Nexus 7 just locally launched a few days back on the 29th of September and the iPad Mini's impending retail date to be set a month after, customers looking for a small tablet might just want to hold on to that thought before making the fated purchase.
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