Remember photos of an alleged iPad mini dummy unit from yesterday? Gizchina has gotten its hands on one of the units floating around in Asia, presumably made according to guesstimates by case vendors concerning the device’s purportedly smaller design. A video the site produced gives us a better understanding of what the alleged device may look like, though we couldn’t vouch for its authenticity. Also note that case vendors quite often get it wrong (remember a teardrop-shaped iPhone from last year) so take this clip with a few grains of salt…

Gizchina notes (via our friends at MacRumors) that it bought this unit from an electronics market in China. Of course, it doesn’t work as it’s just a dummy.

Notice the skinnier bezels which would presumably make the smaller device more comfortably to hold in one’s hand. The video also reveals possible physical buttons on the sides of the device.

You can also explore this highly detailed and interactive 3D model of mini iPad.

Apple is thought to be introducing the iPad mini at a media event some time in October.

If you spot anything unusual in the above clip, do share your observations down in the comments.

  • ic0dex

    Well now we know what to expect when Apple unveils the iPad mini. So don’t be disapointed when you see the same device that is being showcased.

    • Lolhaha

      Yes and dont be shocked if mini beats galaxy tab. Like what iphone 5 did to sgs3. Lol

  • JamesR624

    1. I doubt apple will introduce a mini this year given the price points of the iPod Touch.

    2. The bezel on the sizes is WAY too small. It wouln’t make sense to keep the default orientation (dictated by the camera and lightning connector positions) in portrait if it was that uncomfortable to hold in portrait. It would make things like reading iBooks and browsing articles very frustrating. Apple may take some odd desicions but I seriously doubt they’d make the iPad Mini THAT akward to hold.

    • Andrew

      Whoops

  • looks convincing

  • @official_jdc

    Why do all dummies have the old icons!

  • Dlevi309

    he just lost 30 dollars…….

  • What the hell has Tim Cook been doing on secrecy?????