Today also there is a rumor about the much awaited 7 inch tablet from the Cupertino tech giant, the iPad Mini. The 7.85 inch tablet has already seen a lot of rumors surrounded around it and the company has not yet revealed anything official about it. But the rumor mill is not sitting quiet and we are getting one or the other info about the device.
Today, Mac Rumors has been tipped by an anonymous tipper with a photo of what is supposed to be the battery of the next generation iPad Mini. The authenticity of the photo is not yet confirmed, because even though the battery does look like it can belong to Apple, we cannot simply believe every rumor that comes out of the Chinese markets.
The battery shown here in the picture does resemble the batteries that are found on other Apple device, in terms of the design and the details displayed on the battery. Coming to the details, the battery is shown to be a 16.7 watt hour battery. This places the battery between that of the iPhone 5 with 5.45 watt hour battery and that of the new third generation iPad with 42.5 watt hour battery.
The photo shows the battery with a model number A1445 and an Apple part number of 616-0641. The battery takes at 3.72 volts on 4490 mAh charge, and as earlier mentioned, offers 16.7 watt hour. Mac Rumors writes:
The 16.7 watt-hour capacity for the iPad mini battery unsurprisingly places the device between the iPhone 5 at 5.45 watt-hours and the third-generation full-size iPad at 42.5 watt-hours. Given that the iPad mini has been said to be based more on the iPad 2 and lack a Retina display, the iPad mini’s battery may be more appropriately compared to the 25 watt-hour battery of the iPad 2.
The battery is clearly not yet an official part ready for shipping, as it contains placeholders for several portions of regulatory text and blank rectangular placeholders for a number of regulatory logos. It seems likely, however, that this is the final design simply awaiting final certification.
The tablet is expected to be released on the 23rd of this month at a special event by Apple. We will have to see if all this turns out to be true.
Source: Mac Rumors