PSA: This is Not the iPad Mini You Are Looking For

PSA: This is Not the iPad Mini You Are Looking For e-Reading Hardware

Mike Cane tipped me to a new set of iPad mini photos which Business Insider posted last night. They're bogus.

The reason I know these photos show a fake iPad Mini is that Mike immediately zoomed in on the photos, grabbed the FCC ID, and asked me to look it up. The ID matched that of the iPad 3, the iPad which was released months and months ago. Heck, I didn't even have to check the FCC database; my fake iPad Mini sports the exact same number - I already checked.

But even if I didn't know about the FCC, I still wouldn't believe these photos were real, for one simple reason.

None of these photos show the screen. That's important because my fake iPad Mini looks awfully realistic from behind. It's only when you see the screen that you realize it is a fake. And you'd need a decent quality photograph to make that determination, and that is probably why these photos don't show the screen.

Folks, if any new leaked photos show an iPad Mini but not the screen I would assume they are fake. These dummy units are getting more and more realistic, so much so that I wouldn't be surprised if Apple eventually falls for them.

About Nate Hoffelder (10024 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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