“Just days ahead of Apple’s WWDC 2012, our anonymous source has provided us with pictures of an iPad with miniature proportions,” Graham Smith reports via the Zoo Gue blog.
“Low resolution excused, the images give us a great look at the housing of what may be the ‘iPad Nano’ [or ‘iPad mini’] which has recently attracted so much speculative attention,” Smith reports. “We were provided with information contradictory to current rumors. Instead of being the rumored 7.85 inches diagnostically, the display will take on a 7.58 inch form factor.”
MacDailyNews Note: Could simply be a typo, with “.85” transposed.
Smith reports, “Instead of a six-pin dock connector, the ‘iPad Nano’ takes on a variant pictured only once elsewhere. The size difference between the six-pin and this new mysterious port is substantial, possibly suggesting a switch to microUSB by Apple amidst pushes for regulations that implement a universal charging solution for mobile technologies… Our source close to the topic told us to expect this ‘iPad Nano’ at WWDC���s keynote on the 11th…”
Read more, and see more photos, in the full article here.
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