iPad Mini and Supply Chain Leaks

Marco Arment:

If Apple were to launch a $200–300 7.8-inch iPad, they’d probably sell a ton of them for the holiday season — which means they’d need to start ramping up production pretty soon, if not already. If they were doing that, we’d probably see legitimate-looking parts leaked from the supply chain by now, but as far as I know, we haven’t.

Actually, I’ve seen at least one purported leak: a month ago at a site called ZooGue. No idea if it’s legitimate, but I like it. It hearkens back to the original iPhone with its flat back and round sides.

Update: ZooGue link is fireballed, but Google has it cached.

Update 2: I’m hearing it’s a fake, so take it with at least a few extra grains of salt.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012