After the launch of the iPhone 5, rumors / news now turn 100% of attention to the “IPad mini”, Apple’s alleged 7.85-inch tablet. As we have already said, some are betting that his launch event will take place on October 17th and that the invitation to the press will be made next Wednesday, 10/10.
But it seems that, once again, Apple would be facing a problem in production lines. Although the WSJ.com having said that mass production has already started – some believe it is being manufactured in Brazil – the DigiTimes reported that the production rate of the chassis (device structure) of anodized aluminum is not very good, according to sources in the supply chain. Probably due to the difficulty of the process itself, which is more prone to scratches and scratches.
Analyst Brian White, of Topeka Capital, is another who pointed out frustrating manufacturing rates for the device’s structure. He estimates that the “iPad mini” will go on sale in November and that Apple will sell between 5 and 7 million units in 2012.
The French website Nowhere Else again showed [Google Tradutor] supposed parts intended for the device – this time, flexible cables and headphone jack (both black and white).
And to finish, how about these mockups created by designer Martin Hajek, based on the latest rumors of the tablet?
It was pretty cool, right?
[via BGR, AppleInsider, Gizmodo]