Leaked 3D CAD images of iPad mini 4 hints at thinner form factor (Video)

Apple is widely rumored to add slight thickness to its upcoming iPhone models as a counter measure to the “bendgate” scandal that hit the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, that won’t be the case for the iPad mini 4 if these recently leaked CAD drawings of purported next-generation iPad mini are to be believed.

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Claimed CAD design drawing in 3D of the iPad mini 4 support some earlier rumors which suggested iPad mini 4 to be slightly thinner than the current model by adopting iPad Air 2 like form-factor. The leaked CAD drawings suggest that the thickness of iPad mini 4 will be measure just 6.1mm down from the current 7.5mm.

The leaked drawings come from @OnLeaks, a source of Apple leaks which is considered reliable. @Onleak has posted a video on YouTube showing the 3D CAD drawings of what is believed to be the upcoming iPad mini model. The device is shown from all the angles and the first thing that is evident from the video is that nothing much is changed in physical design from its predecessor.

One major difference in iPad mini 4 from its predecessor is the thickness of the device. The video shows that the thickness of Apple’s yet to be released iPad mini model will be measured at 6.13mm, which makes it 1.27mm thinner than the current generation of iPad mini devices. Following the iPad Air 2 physical design and form factor, the mute switch of iPad mini 4 is also gone.

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who’s considered a pretty reliable source of information related to Apple’s yet to be released products, had earlier said that iPad mini 4 will be smaller version of iPad Air 2 and internal specs will be upgraded and brought at par with the iPad Air 2. Which means the iPad mini 4 is expected to feature an A8 processor, a 2GB RAM module, an antiglare fully laminated display, and a main camera with 8MP sensor.

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