Macrumors received some photos showing what is claimed to be the battery of the upcoming iPad Mini. The photos show that the battery runs at 3.72 volts, offering 16.7 Whr of energy on 4490 mAh of charge. It also shows the model number “A1445″ and Apple part number “616-0641″. Macrumors can not confirm the authenticity of the photos, but they are pretty sure they are real. » Photos Show 16.7 Watt-Hour Capacity “iPad Mini” Battery
Earlier today we wrote that Foxconn in Brazil has begun production on the forthcoming “iPad mini”. Now a report from Philip Elmer-DeWitt noted that Apple could be sending out invitations to the launch event for the iPad mini on October 10. Philip did say that it is a “rumor we have no reason to believe”, but the source is an major Apple investor. » Apple Media Event Invitations For “iPad Mini” Going Out October 10 [Rumor]
Some days ago GSM Israel posted a video showing a physical iPhone 5 mock-up which was found at the IFA 2012 consumer electronics show in Berlin. The mockup was created by a case manufacturer to test early case designs on the upcoming iPhone. The Verge took some high quality photos and created an video of the device where they compare it with the iPhone 4S. Check out the video after the break. » Physical Mockup Hands On Of The iPhone 5
Marco Arment “the developer of Instapaper” spotted two new iPad device codes in his logs that he believes represents the long rumored “iPad mini”. Macrumors explains “The new identifiers found were “iPad2,5″ and “iPad2,6″. As Arment notes, the iPad2,1 through iPad 2,3 designations are known to represent the iPad 2′s WiFi, GSM and CDMA models. The iPad2,4 represents a die-shrunk/cheaper version of the iPad 2 that was released alongside the 3rd generation iPad. Finally, the 3rd Generation iPad carries a designation of iPad3,x“. Which means, “iPad2,5″ and “iPad2,6″ are new device codes and can possible be the “iPad mini”. » Possible ‘iPad Mini’ Spotted In iOS App Developer Logs
A new report from Nowhereelse.fr [Google translation] is pointing to a fresh set of high-quality photos and a video of an assembled front panel which they claim to be from the next-generation iPhone “iPhone 5″. The photos and video is coming from a Chinese parts distributor called SINOCET. Above you can see a high quality photo of a front-on view of the assembled front panel next to the same part from an iPhone 4S. » New Photos & Video Of Larger ‘iPhone 5′ Front Panel
The latest rumors say that Apple is ditching the 30-pin connector that’s been used since the release of the iPod in 2001 for a smaller, space-saving connector. Apple is reportedly releasing an adapter that will allow customers to use their old peripherals. Now, for the first time we get a look at what is allegedly the dock cord that will come with the next iPhone. » The iPhone 5 Mini Dock USB Cable?
9to5mac has been able to pull data from iPhone prototypes and after investigation they believe that the next generation iPhones will have Near Field Communication (NFC) controllers directly connected to the power management unit (PMU). With the recently announced PassBook application Apple will be set to compete with Google Wallet and the similar service Microsoft unveiled last week. » Next-Generation iPhones Will Get NFC Chips For Mobile Payments