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Mockups show some slight changes to Apple's flagship tablet

All of the attention on Apple’s next generation iOS devices has been focused on the iPhone 6, which is supposed to be available in both 4.7” and 5.5” screen sizes.
However, Apple is gearing up for a refresh of its iPad Air and iPad mini tablet families as well this fall. Not to be left out of the leaking game, claims to have gotten its hands on some unfinished mockups of the second generation iPad Air.

The look is quite familiar for those that have handled Apple’s flagship tablet, but this new model included Touch ID (introduced last year with the iPhone 5S). Other notable changed include a redesigned layout for the bottom-mounted speaker grilles and recessed buttons for the power and volume controls. That last point is seen a plus for those that routinely use the device in landscape mode and find themselves hitting the buttons by mistake in their current, “raised” placement.

A final note is the round hole that is positioned where the Orientation Lock/Mute button is usually placed. Mac Rumors explains that peculiarity, stating, “Unfinished [prototype] and mockup parts sometimes feature these pilot holes to guide machining of the final hole.”

Sources:, Mac Rumors

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RE: shocking!
By peterrushkin on 6/17/2014 10:27:33 PM , Rating: 0
I'm not sure why people on this site get downvoted when someone tells the truth.

Maybe some posters here are prejudiced against? I don't know.

Anyway, its true. I don' have a tablet. I've been waiting for a decent one to come long. The latest from Samsung came out and its pretty decent. Was rather hoping the same from Apple.

My last phone was a 3GS now I've gone to a kitkat S2. Guess what, I couldnt be happier. I'm eyeing an android as my next phone. Who would have thought?

RE: shocking!
By amanojaku on 6/17/2014 11:03:36 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure why people on this site get downvoted when someone tells the truth.
You're new here, so it's no surprise you don't know what's going on. Comment scores are supposed to be based on the quality of what you wrote, and often times your scores reflect that.

However, scores will most often reflect people's opinions rather than the quality of the statement. "Apple sucks" will likely be voted up because many people on this site hate Apple. The statement doesn't provide anything meaningful and is therefore of no quality, but it resonates with the beliefs of many. I believe Apple sucks, but I would not rate up a comment that doesn't qualify why. Years ago I thought Apple was awesome; I think I even said I loved my G4 PowerBook in one of my earliest DT posts. In time I've come to believe the opposite, and I explain why whenever I say "Apple sucks". If I'm rated down, it's either because I didn't explain myself well, or my explanation is without merit. As much as I hate Apple, I recently explained why I thought Apple was more successful selling iOS devices than Google is selling Android despite Android's massive market share. People were offended because I wasn't criticizing Apple.

Scores also reflect how other people on this site view you, the poster. Reclaimer, like many others, has a history of abrasive posts against other users. Just today he overreacted to something I said and started to get hostile. Not a crime, but it rubs a lot of people the wrong way. So when he posts anything he almost always is at risk of being voted down. People just see his name and aim for the "Not worth reading" link. I've seen plenty of perfectly reasonable statements from Reclaimer get rated down just because he said it. Same thing with Tony Swash due to his shilling, and Argon18 due to his trolling.

"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen

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