More detailed iPad Mini images appear online

After failing to show the iPad Mini at the iPhone event on September 12th, Apple’s most recent worst kept secret is getting more screen time with images showing up online, thanks to Twitter user Sonny Dickson and his Instagram.

There’s not much here to see other than what we’ve already seen of the device so far. The photos on Dickson’s Twitter do match the previous leaked images and confirm the inclusion of a rear camera, lightning connector and rear microphone.

Unlike Business Insider, we wouldn’t say this is the ‘most convincing’ photographs yet. They are good images for sure, but again, nothing over what's already been snapped. Show us the front of the device! Actually, show us the front of the device with iOS running on it and that would be as close to convincing as you could get. As it’s only the back of the device, Dickson might only have the housing, or more specifically, the back of the Mini.

The rumour mill is going wild, with invitations to Apple’s latest launch event reportedly being sent this week and that the Mini could be on the shelves from November 2nd.

Source: Macworld | Images courtesy of Sonny Dickson’s Twitter

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The iPad is the best tablet money can buy and a smaller cheaper iPad Mini will take any tablet oxygen that is left in the room.

Of course if you need Office (and no one does) you will buy a Surface.

derekaw said,

Of course if you need Office (and no one does) you will buy a Surface.
Which happens to exist on iOS, minus a few features that casual users wouldn't care for anyway.

It looks pretty convincing to me. I won't buy an iPad until summer next year when I travel to the US. Hopefully by then, the iPad 4 will be out and I can score a iPad 3 on the cheap.

Do this mini iPad is due to be released somewhere after the 26th of october ? when a certain Surface, a really awesome tablet (the only one to compete with the iPad ?) will be released ?

unless it competes with the other tablets i could not give a toss, i just paid 125 fior my aniol novo 7 aurora 2

DKAngel said,
unless it competes with the other tablets i could not give a toss, i just paid 125 fior my aniol novo 7 aurora 2

I don't see why you think it wouldn't compete with other tablets? After all the iPad is still the best tablet money can buy.

KeR said,
After all the iPad is still the best tablet money can buy.

There's no such thing, by any manufacturer. There might be a "best" tablet for you, a "best" tablet for someone else, even perhaps a "best" tablet for me personally as well, but there is no such thing as a "best" tablet - one single product that is the best for every single individual out there.

Because of that, the iPad is far from the best. All too many people just don't get that aspect of this whole situation. For me personally the iPad is lackluster, boring, and not even on the list of my own top 10 tablet/slate devices, so as far as it being "best" that's quite laughable.

br0adband said,

not even on the list of my own top 10 tablet/slate devices, so as far as it being "best" that's quite laughable.

Ok.

So c'mon, tell me ur TOP 10 tablet/slate

And plz, dont go look at google/wiki ...

neowin urgently needs a DB cleaning. Users of this type contribute NOTHING except TROLL

Tyler R. said,
This might be my fist tablet. Hopefully it'll be at an affordable price.

Not so sure about that... but I agree it would be tempting if it were.

The Surface might be DOA because of the iPad Mini, sigh.

I have been postponing getting a tablet as I was waiting for a suitable Windows alternative. The wait is almost over. I want both the RT and pro versions.

SuperEbza said,
The Surface might be DOA because of the iPad Mini, sigh.

Huh? They aren't even in the same market.

ahhell said,

Huh? They aren't even in the same market.

Surface RT?

That's the only Surface that's (supposedly) going to be released this year anyway, isn't it?

I am not a fan of Apple at all, but the one thing they got right on the new plug is that it works plugged in either direction. USB needs to get on this.

AmazingRando said,
I am not a fan of Apple at all, but the one thing they got right on the new plug is that it works plugged in either direction. USB needs to get on this.

Sorry, Apple didn't get that right since it is just another proprietary plug. I have had a bunch of phones (Razr V^2, Blackberry Storm, Blackberry Storm 2, Motorola Droid, Droid Incredible, HTC Thunderbolt, Galaxy Nexus and a Lumia 900) I've also had the same car charger and plug since the very first MicroUSB plug. Apple really should have went MicroUSB. Maybe the next iteration for the MicroUSB should be something similar to Apple's lighting connector but I guess that standard may never happen because nobody likes being sued by Apple.

I understand what you are saying though.

AmazingRando said,
I am not a fan of Apple at all, but the one thing they got right on the new plug is that it works plugged in either direction. USB needs to get on this.

Am I the only one that gets it right on the THIRD try? lol, seems the right way doesn't fit, until I turn it around, try it that way, then back again and suddenly it fits.

Hmm, I still say fake, purely on the basis that the front has not bee shown.

Why leak the dock and the back, seems strange to me

Dan~ said,
Hmm, I still say fake, purely on the basis that the front has not bee shown.

Why leak the dock and the back, seems strange to me

Nah, it's very likely to be real. It's clear that he only has the enclosure backing, so there's no reason to show the front. The giveaway is the hole where the camera should be.

Astra.Xtreme said,

Nah, it's very likely to be real. It's clear that he only has the enclosure backing, so there's no reason to show the front. The giveaway is the hole where the camera should be.

Not sure about that. If it was only the backing, as in empty shell, the light from the iPad should be showing through.

ILikeTobacco said,
Not sure about that. If it was only the backing, as in empty shell, the light from the iPad should be showing through.

Hmm, that's true. Good point.

Neobond said,
This might convince me to buy a tablet

I think it will be quite unbelievable how much this will sell.

Shame it wont have retina display..

Calum said,

Has that been confirmed?

No but this is Apple, the company that holds back features to edge more people into upgrading one year later. If this has a retina display i'll eat my hat, if it does what could they do to make it an attractive purchase next year? make it bigger...oh wait.

Are we really missing much without a Retina display ?

Nice to have but it's not like previous displays were rubbish and we are not at, but why upgrade anything excuse.

Calum said,

Has that been confirmed?

Somewhat. It is basically an iPad 2. iPad 2,5; 2,6 and 2,7 has been showing up in a lot of developer logs.

iPad 2,1 WiFi versions
iPad 2,2 GSM/AT&T versions
iPad 2,3 CDMA/Verizon versions
iPad 2,4 is the refreshed WiFi Version for 2012 (the one selling currently for $399)

One would guess the iPad new numbers showing up are:

iPad 2,5 iPad mini Wi-Fi
iPad 2,6 iPad mini GSM/AT&T version
iPad 2,7 iPad mini CDMA/Verizon version

More than likely no Retina display.

WooHoo!!! said,
Are we really missing much without a Retina display ?

Nice to have but it's not like previous displays were rubbish and we are not at, but why upgrade anything excuse.

nah not missing much but it's certainly a better viewing experience..i've retinaized all my gadgets (ipad, iphone, macbook) and would love a iPad mini but would prefer not to go back.

Uplift said,

No but this is Apple, the company that holds back features to edge more people into upgrading one year later. If this has a retina display i'll eat my hat, if it does what could they do to make it an attractive purchase next year? make it bigger...oh wait.

Most likely the second iPad mini will bring the same improvements that will make the fourth full-size iPad an attractive purchase.