Daily Archives: October 2, 2012

Analysis Of New iPad Mini Leaked Parts

Russian: [ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ] Фото частей iPad mini: крышка из анодированного алюминия, разъем Lightning, Nano-SIM трей

Google English: [EXCLUSIVE] Photos parts iPad mini: cover anodized aluminum connector Lightning, Nano-SIM tray

American website: Purported ‘iPad mini’ parts show front & back panels, LCD, nano-SIM tray

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The Fake iPad Mini Is Even More Fake Now

Update, January 7, 2013: I should have included this note a few months ago. Go away. All of this post is wrong. The iPad Mini leaks were for a real device after all.

Nate over at The Digital Reader received one of the dummy iPad Mini I pointed out were being sold on eBay.

He reports something that — at first glance — bolsters my thinking that it’s all an elaborate Chinese hoax:

The dimensions of the FiPM (5″ by 7.875″) are slightly shorter and slightly wider than the 7″ Kindle Fire HD. And last but not least, that’s not a true 4:3 screen. It measures 4.5” by 6.375?. That’s too tall, and you can even see the icons look stretched.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

However, there’s more to it than that.

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