4th Gen iPad mini casing reportedly appears in gallery with new design

Brittany A. Roston - Apr 7, 2015
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4th Gen iPad mini casing reportedly appears in gallery with new design

Casing for what is said to be the upcoming fourth-generation iPad mini has surfaced in a gallery and on video courtesy of @OnLeaks. There’s nothing confirming that it is a legitimate back piece for the yet-to-be-announced Apple slate, but if it is, it looks like we’re in for an updated designed over the iPad mini 3 (check out our review). Most notably, the casing shows a design akin to the second-generation iPad Air, as well as a thinner overall profile.

The gallery and video were posted by the folks over on the French website NowhereElse, and were also posted on @OnLeaks’ own Twitter account. In a tweet, he said: “Well, this is #Apple’s #iPadMini4 Housing… (more to come very soon…)”, with that more being the video you can watch at the end of this article.

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The speaker grille has been redesigned to match the iPad Air 2’s lines of single speaker holes. There’s no rotation lock/mute switch, as well, and there’s a SIM slot, pointing toward an LTE version of the slate.

All has been relatively quite in the rumor-sphere when it comes to the unannounced fourth-generation iPad mini, and so the pictures are a welcomed — though unofficial — glimpse at what could be, and a hint toward a unified iPad product line design.

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VIA: 9to5Mac



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