High Resolution and 3D Interactive Mockup of Apple's Rumored 'iPad Mini'

CiccareseDesign has created a new set of renderings and even a 3D model of the 7.85-inch "iPad mini" setting up for an October debut. The design is based on the numerous rumors, part leaks, and work by case manufacturers who are trying to determine what the device will look like in order to have their products ready for sale as soon as possible. As far as you know, the 7.85-inch iPad offers 66% of the surface area of the current 9.7-inch iPad and almost 40% more surface area than competing 7-inch tablets.

The design measures roughly the same thickness as the iPod touch and carrying thinner side bezels than seen on the top and bottom of the device. The notable difference between CiccareseDesign’s design and those put forth by others is the location of the headphone jack. Case manufacturers shows the headphone jack along the top edge of the iPad mini, but over the past several weeks, several leaked photos show a headphone jack located next to the dock connector. This would put the jack on the bottom edge of the device as is seen on the current iPod touch.

One major difference between our photos and the others are that ours show the traditional setup: the headphone jack with a bit of distance before the charger port. The images from iResq and Nowhereelese.fr suggest that the jack and port will be closer together, making the iPad Mini more like a smartphone in design. Who’s right? That remains to be decided.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, September 5, 2012. 23:58

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