iPad mini production rumored to have been halted over last-minute ‘form shift’

“According to a brief report from Macotakara, [iPad mini] case manufacturers may now need to shift gears as one company has reported that it has halted production on its iPad mini cases due to an unspecified design change,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

Large OEM mobile accessory maker has stopped their iPad mini case production, because the form of iPad mini seems to be changed. Source told me the round shape seems changed, then case designed based on leaked iPad mini may be dropped.Macotakara

“The design change may simply be a small tweak that may not be immediately obvious in low-resolution parts photos but significant enough to cause problems for case manufacturers trying to get a head start on the iPad mini launch,” Slivka reports.

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  1. What’s the point of even reporting this sort of rumor since the iPad Mini hasn’t even a set date of sale yet. Apple could still be ahead of schedule and we don’t even know how many iPad Mini units are affected by the change. Too much useless speculation. Who’s this information for, anyhow?

    If the cases are being made by computerized (CNC) milling machines, a design change would be very simple to implement and would only take a couple of hours at most.

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