7.85-inch iPad Mini Mockup

Ever since Apple launched the iPad in 2010, there have been rumors that Apple will launch a smaller and cheaper iPad mini.

Last week, John Gruber of Daring Fireball, who has a good track record when it comes to Apple related news, added yet more weight to the rumors claiming that Apple does have a 7.85-inch iPad in their labs during his Talk Show podcast with Dan Benjamin.

The chatter of a smaller iPad has only grown louder since Amazon launched Kindle Fire – their 7-inch Android based tablet, which has been extremely successful.

Back in December last year, CiccareseDesign and MacRumors had published mockups of the 7.85-inch iPadCiccareseDesign has just posted updated the mockups of the 7.85-inch iPad mini.

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If you want to see what a 7.85-inch iPad feels like in the hand then print these PDFs at 100% size (Home Screen (6MB)Keyboard (18MB) or checkout the actual size on your iPad by pointing Safari to following URL (launching it as a web icon from the home screen).

What do you think? Would you buy a 7.85-inch iPad?

  • xaffier

    Why would APPLE do that?
    Haven’t we heard rumors of every single iDevice that will get a little brother?
    Yet we all know APPLE by now, it ain’t happening.

    3GS and iPad2 are existing devices to cater for the lower income

    New devices cost money, if it is to cater for the lower income it won’t make sense. It has to revolutionize the market. APPLE is based on that.

    If i am wrong and yet comes a smaller iPad then i think Steve will “come” and clean the mess.

    Newer, cooler, smarter. is the APPLE green or red in heaven?

    • Aux

      Word!

  • Diane

    I would love to have a smaller version iPad. I sold my iPad 2 because it was too big and heavy to hold for long periods of time.

    • Pirus

      “sold my iPad 2 because it was too big and have to hold for long periods of time”

      Hold old are you, 3, 4 ?
      Are you sure that it was iPad 2 ?

      I think the idea of a smaller iPad it’s ok.

      Would I buy one ? probably not.

  • belphegor

    I agree ooooooh that’s true

  • Trapp

    Actually rendered graphic is totally from other planet. 1 ipad overheats so putting 2 one on another is like placing Chernobyl plant nextdoor to Fukushima. Of course if You want to fry eggs its perfect. Hmmm two thumbs up to smaller ipad. Pls add full calling ability this time or its droid tab otherwise