Rumourmodo 'iPad Mini' Shows Up In iOS Developer's Code Logs

It's getting so close, we can almost taste it. In fact, Instapaper developer Marco Armnet already saw it. Kind of. Arment spotted in his iOS developer code logs what he believes to be the codes for two new iPad models — minis.

MacRumors reports:

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.

As for "iPad2,5" and "iPad2,6", they have not been seen before, but Arment concludes they are likely to be the long rumoured 'iPad mini' which is based on iPad 2 hardware.

In his own blog post, Arment unravels at further length his speculations for the mini.

He also noticed code in the logs that would seem to stand for the new iPhone 5. "But that's not a surprise — that's almost certainly next month's new GSM iPhone," he writes. [MacRumors]

Images by Nickolay Lamm/Inventhelp



    This is about the most tenuous link I can possibly think of to an iPad mini.

      On the contrary, I think it's the next best thing to the announcement itself, the only exception being leaked parts.

      You are underestimating the untapped potential for websites to speculate wildly on anything even vaguely related to Apple ;-)

        And readers' potential to comment on every Apple post

          And other readers' potential to make redundant responses to the comments, without any trace of irony.

    How many iPhone 5 hardware photos have been leaked and how many iPad mini hardware photos have been leaked? So far all ive seen is renderd photos and one leaked 3rd party case. I think that might be an indicator of things to come. Besides why would apple go from being a 'look at what we created' to a 'look at what we can do too' company?

    Am i the only one who hopes they somehow get sued for making it smaller and similar to others?

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