There’s a new theory regarding the iPad Mini, that’s not regarded as a smaller iPad any more, but rather as a bigger iPod Touchh with very small side bezels. To give you an idea of what we mean, we’ve included some mockups below, that appeared on 9to5mac.com. You can also see a comparison with the Nexus 7, if you’re curios.

If the bigger iPod design is adopted, with slim bezels, this would make the iPad Mini more pocketable and also give it a larger 4:3 display. Also, lacking a bigger bezels on the sides will make the device easier to hold. As usual, the lack of bezels on the side will be criticized because it would trigger random presses via touch, but Apple could create a software to prevent the sides from interpreting touch input. Other speculations include the presence of a front camera for video calls, while lacking a main one at the back.

Some of the models leaked so far have had camera holes, but some didn’t have them, so it’s not yet clear. If they give up on the camera, the price range could greatly decrease. LTE could also be included, as proved by the gap for Apple’s cell radio bar left on some of the leaked iPad Minis. And as far as launch goes, the product is rumored to be scheduled for November the earliest or maybe even the holidays. Price tag is seen as $299, but once again these are all speculations.

  • CarterMorgan

    I am so excited for the iPad Mini to finally be revealed. I first heard about it from a coworker at Dish and I can’t get enough information about it. With football season on top of us, I would really like to have the ability to watch live TV on the Dish Remote Access app and never miss a game again, thanks to my DVR being hooked up to a Sling Adapter. I am expecting to hear something from Apple within a month or 2 and I’m so happy about it!

  • ………..

    i am also so excited about ipad mini launch befor i can go with google nexus 7 tablet i also want to compare nexus 7 with it {ipad mini}.so if anyone of you heard about its latest update please i gonna be to do that…………………………………….???????????????????????