Lightning strikes fresh iPad Mini shots
Rumour mill still cranking, not resting after iPhone 5 debut
iPhone 5? Old news. It's all eyes on the as-yet-unannounced iPad Mini now. And the rumour mill continues to churn stuff out for them. The latest: a trio of smartphone-shot snaps of the alleged compact slab.
Blurry and pale, the three pics posted by Chinese-language site Bolopad are, the site claims, "real machine spy shots", though they show nothing ardent fanboys won't have seen before.
Yes, it's a small iPad with a display of the same aspect ratio as the current model - witness the identical 4 x 4 grid of app icons. Again, there's the narrower long-edge bezel, the two speaker ports on the base and the narrow port we now know to be Apple's Lightning interface.
The snap shows a wee hole at the top of the device's back panel: possibly this machine's version of third, ambient-noise sensing microphone added to the iPhone 5. There are two volume keys in place of the 9.7in iPad's single rocker.
Have Apple copied Samsung's 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity then?
Didn't think so.
And for anyone who says "Bummer if you've just bought a Nexus 7"... My reply will be "Is the ipad mini available for under £200?".
Just because you've bought a tablet device that isn't an ipad, it doesn't mean you really wanted an ipad.
Re: Financial advice...
Well fancy that, Mitt Romney posts on el reg
Noone would queue for Samsung stuff because their not sad pathetic losers. I pre-ordered my SGS III and received it on day of release with zero fuss, as did quite a few of my friends. People that queue for the latest shiny shiny are stupid.
I don't care so much I felt compeled to comment so
They wouldn't have to
Samsung don't artificially keep supplies low and they managed to fill their record breaking pre-orders even though they weren't expecting quite that many. Also unlike Apple, they are available from a wide range of shops not just their own and a handful of others that they grudgingly allow to have a little bit of stock.