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Is This Man Really Holding A 7-Inch iPad, Or Is It Just A Big Old Hoax?!

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Dec 22, 2010.

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    Sources all over the web, including Cult of Mac, have been posting this picture of a Taiwanese pop star and race car driver called Jimmy Lin, who claims to be holding a genuine, authentic prototype of a 7-inch iPad Mini in his right hand. Most commentators on the internet seem to think it must be a fake, especially as Steve Jobs has previously said that Apple does not intend to ever bring out a 7-inch iPad. It’s not even a very clear picture, so it’s hard to get all excited, but then again, you never know! Taiwan is often the source of very accurate Apple news, as many components of Apple’s devices are made there, so it’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that someone in Taiwan might be able to get their hands on a prototype, especially a celebrity, as they always seem to get cool stuff before the rest of us!

    Source: Famous Taiwan Race Car Driver Claims He Has An iPad Mini | Cult of Mac
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    100% genuine horse manure!
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    You can tell by grip of the right hand, it's like he's holding something as light as a piece of paper.

    Can't make out the home Hutton.
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    Also, digitimes have stated that apple is making a 7 inch version with a9 chip...
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    I totally doubt that Apple would let something like this out to anyone without announcing it in a well-hyped speech, first.

    If this really is a prototype, then it's been stolen or leaked, and in that case we'll probably see the same chaos that ensued when the Iphone proto got 'left behind' at a bar.

    Magnifying it didn't really give me many clues, which leads me to another question. If this is a true claim, why not a closer-up picture? I mean, wouldn't you really want to prove it beyond a doubt?

    /rant off
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    Too bad Steve Jobs said they aren't...

    Looks like a Galaxy Tab with a full screen image of an iPad homescreen.
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    I can see bigger....but I think the bigger model will be a MacPad with OSX Lion.
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    I think it's one of those China ones ,they call it e-pad :D .
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    Big Old Hoax!
    Yeah, I also read the news that Steve Jobs said they won't make a 7Inch iPad, but I think they will, that's just Jobs crack jokes for advertising!! :D
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    Hoax !!

    Obvious hoax - a simple Photoshop job. Among other things, note the black border proportions are the same; a narrower % of border is something we're likely to see on iPad #2, to make better use of the screen area.

    If he had a real 7-inch version, he would have posted it all over U-Toob by now.
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    I wouldn't mind a 7" pad. If price was $299 or less.

    Sometimes ipad just too big to carry around everywhere..
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    Actually, he's holding a regular iPad in one hand and a fifteen inch one in his other hand...:p

    It's all a matter of perception.
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    It looks more square than an iPad. Like it's 1024x600 instead of 1024x768. I suspect it's either a knock off tablet, or a Galaxy tab showing a picture of an iPad screen.

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