American website: Purported ‘iPad mini’ parts show front & back panels, LCD, nano-SIM tray
Daily Archives: October 2, 2012
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.