认为这款iPad迷你的东西更加真实

上个月我试过认为这款小巧的iPad一路走来尽管如此,还没有完全实现,所以让我们深入挖掘。

我们有显示器对角线7.85英寸,背景为1024×768像素,相当于前视网膜iPhone和iPod Touch的每英寸像素密度使用相同的4:3宽高比和1024×768像素尺寸,它应该看起来像iPad 1或2显示器的iPad软件 - 一切都只会渲染一点点,但不要太多小。

But then what would the device look like, as a whole? One obvious answer would be that it would look exactly like an iPad 2 but smaller, like it was hit by a收缩射线我们在Gizmodo的朋友委托一位艺术家来创作基于这个假设的模型,结果看起来似乎有道理。

但是我大力猜测Gizmodo猜错了。

Apple产品设计忠于自己每件东西都有适合自己性质的比例考虑一下iPad如何看起来不像是一个被炸毁的iPhone它们共享一些类似的设计元素 - 如果你愿意的话,它们会有相似之处 - 但比例是不同的The iPad has a thick bezel surrounding all four sides of the display; the iPhone does notWhy? Because you need a place to rest your thumbs while holding an iPad.

现在,我预计iPad Mini与全尺寸iPad的相似性将超过iPhone或iPod TouchFor one thing, it’s closer in size to the iPad-as-we-know it, and for another, all credible reports (along with several of my own little birdies) point to the smaller iPad keeping the 4:3 display aspect ratio.

But if you shrink the device enough, and reduce the weight enough, would such a device still need a bezel surrounding the display of the same proportions as the iPad-as-we-know-it? Maybe not.

iPad 3 - 整个设备,而不仅仅是显示器 - 尺寸为241.2×185.7 mm除以大约1.3,这非常接近iPad显示器的宽高比(1.333 ......)换句话说,iPad整体的宽高比非常接近iPad显示器的宽高比你甚至不需要计算数学 - 只需看看它。

对于iPhone和iPod Touch来说,情况并非如此The iPhone 4S is 115.2 × 58.6 mm; divide and you get roughly 1.97 — far different proportions than the 1.5 (3:2) aspect ratio of the display再说一遍,看看吧。

Should not the iPad Mini fall somewhere in between? Not as close to the aspect ratio of its display as the iPad-as-we-know-it, but also not as far away from its display aspect ratio as the iPhone您可能需要在侧面使用比在iPhone上更多的拇指休息室,但不会像在全尺寸iPad上那样多。

如果这个假设是正确的,那么7.85英寸4:3宽高比显示iPad Mini的比例可能与9.7英寸4:3宽高比显示器iPad的比例不一样。

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A question I’ve seen (and myself pondered) recently: given the deluge of leaks of purported parts from the imminent new iPhone, where are the equivalent parts leaks from this smaller iPad? As a few smart colleagues have commented inthis thread discussing the topic,简单的答案是,新的iPhone几乎肯定会在生产中领先如果苹果公司准备在中国途中拥有数千万台,那么新款iPhone的供应链泄漏可能是不可避免的。五个星期后也许这款全新的小型iPad采用了不同的时间表 - 与9月12日的新iPhone同时发布,但几周之后发货。

但我认为答案正好在我们眼前来自较小的iPad的零件leaked; they just haven’t garnered as much attention两周前,9to5Mac捕获了这些图像,由制造商DeviceWear简要发布我相信,前两款显示的是iPad Mini,虽然是皮套(The bottom picture, showing the front face of a white iPad Mini, is fake I think, as I’ll explain below; my theory is that DeviceWear got their hands on the back of this device, but no parts from the frontThus the case design that makes no assumptions about the display dimensions or bezel widths.) Note that the sides of this purported iPad Mini are not tapered, like on the iPad 2 and 3, but rather are round — very much reminiscent, to my eye, of the2007原创iPhone

我们之前见过这个 -正如我所说几周前 -在奇怪的ZooGue请注意照片中的设备与DeviceWear中的设备之间的相似之处 - 原始的iPhone式圆形而不是锥形的侧面,离散的上/下音量按钮(与iPad 2/3的单音量摇杆相对)They’re not identical — ZooGue’s part is missing the small microphone hole (at least that’s my guess as to what it is) in the center, for one thing — but they’re close enough that they’re either both legit or the same fake(也许在生产过程中钻进麦克风孔?)

但关键是,它们具有相同的宽高比,而且纵横比与iPad的纵横比非常不同,因为我们知道它检查这些图像,特别是DeviceWear背面的直接拍摄,显示设备纵横比仅为1.5以下当以纵向方向保持时,该装置的比例明显窄于iPad-as-know-it甚至这些粗略的照片,出土由Apple.pro网站(该域名似乎是Apple Legal等待发生的停止信函)显示的设备具有相同的不同比例。

可能的解释:

  1. 显示设备纵横比为3:2的这些部件泄漏是广泛分布的假货Perhaps even a deliberate throw-them-off-the-scent disinformation leak from Apple itself也许真正的iPad Mini在显示器的四周都有大约4:3的宽高比和厚厚的边框,就像现有的iPad一样,看起来像Gizmodo的模型

  2. These part leaks are legitimate, but the display of the device is not 4:3, but instead 3:2 (like the iPhone and iPod Touch) or even 16:9 (as is rumored for the new iPhone), thus still allowing for a thick or at least thick-ish bezel around all sides of the display.

  3. 这些部件泄漏是合法的,显示为4:3Therefore, the front face of the device (held in portrait) will have more of an iPhone-esque “forehead and chin” bezel surrounding the display — thick at the top and bottom (providing room for the FaceTime camera and home button), but thin along the sides.

你可以打赌你想要,但我的钱是#3。1

小平板电脑竞争格局

谷歌的Nexus 7平板电脑的评论开始于7月的第一周,它们几乎普遍是正面的毫无疑问,Nexus 7是市场上除了iPad之外最受好评的平板电脑。

同一周,彭博和华尔街日报在一天之内都报道了苹果正在准备一款小型iPad的事实。

如果你认为这些故事在美国两个最受尊敬的商业出版物中相互出现- 与此同时,Nexus 7评论开始出现并且设备开始向客户发货 - 仅仅是巧合,而不是Apple PR的战略竞争泄漏,然后我想邀请您参加我的扑克游戏。

The angle to these stories is not merely “Apple is set to release a smaller iPad”, but “Apple is set to release a smaller iPad and it could squelch the Nexus 7 and any other smaller tablets before they ever really get a chance to take off”.

最有说服力的是彭博对他们故事的标题所做的改变我已经注意到布​​隆伯格他们的故事有时候会以更强劲,更耸人听闻的头条新闻开始,但随后会逐渐减弱。当Techmeme发现了这个故事,标题为“Here Comes Nexus 7 Nightmare:iPad Mini”您也可以在故事的URL slug中看到这一点:“/news/2012-07-03/here-comes-nexus-7-nightmare-the-ipad-mini.html”。

现在,我们都知道无论iPad Mini是什么,它都可以直接响应Nexus 7无论苹果快速移动,它都不会那么快但是Nexus 7首先出货,所以这就是它的发挥方式 - 作为回应让我们考虑一下 - 除了Apple徽标和名称“iPad”之外 - iPad Mini需要为Nexus 7,Kindle Fire以及市场上任何其他小型平板电脑带来竞争问题。

Nexus 7测量198.5×120×10.45毫米,重340克它有一个1280×800 7英寸显示屏(16:10,而不是16:9宽高比)大多数猜想到目前为止,这个图最好地说明了通过“特洛伊小猫“,已经假设iPad Mini更大的7.85英寸4:3显示器必然意味着iPad Mini设备也会比Nexus更大。

但是,正如本文第一部分所述,现在看来这是一个糟糕的假设如果iPad Mini的物理尺寸与Nexus 7大致相同,那该怎么办?比方说,200×135毫米 - 一个较高的高度,可能是一厘米半宽How? By — again, as noted above — significantly reducing the bezel surrounding the display看到今天早些时候发布的这个模型通过9to5Mac的Seth Weintraub获得基本想法他的圆角半径不对 - 前脸角应该有更大的iPad式半径,而不是iPhone式的半径 - 但就边框尺寸和与Nexus 7的表面积比较而言,我认为他已经得到了它。

更新: iMore的Rene Ritchie有一个更好的模型- 减少iPhone-ish,更多iPad-ish但即使他的圆角半径也不够圆,对我的眼睛来说。

在这里,苹果将为Nexus做一些Android手机对iPhone的所作所为 - 播放“更大显示效果更好”的卡片但与手机不同的是,苹果公司将推出“​​更大显示效果更好”的卡,而不需要在整体设备尺寸上进行相应的权衡,而小尺寸(和更轻)更好。

The iPad Mini loses the comparison on pixel density, though(Not a sentence one is accustomed to seeing regarding Apple products.) The Nexus 7 display is 216 PPI; the iPad Mini (purportedly and assumed) 163 PPI上个月,思考苹果是否愿意推出非视网膜iOS设备的问题,我写

If Apple were to ship a 7.85-inch iPad with a non-retina 163-ppi display, it would signify that one of the key factors they’re optimizing for is costUnlike that iPod Mini, which was smaller but cost almost as much as its bigger sibling, perhaps this iPad Mini is smaller and costs much less — at the expense, for one thing, of display qualityThis, of course, would pave the way for a retina update a year or two down the line.

Which in turn suggests a way to turn this strain of skepticism on its headApple, to date, has never introduced a new iOS form factor with a retina display — they add retina displays as upgrades two or three years after devices hit the market.

但是,成本不是唯一可以发挥作用的因素设备的设计必须有一些很好的东西If it’s not display quality, what else? I’m thinking thickness and weightiPad 3获得了视网膜显示屏 - 但代价是比iPad 2更厚更重,以便装配更强大的电池来运行额外的2,359,296像素所以我认为iPad Mini没有显示视网膜显示器,但作为交换,它变得非常薄。

How thin? As an iPhone devotee (thickness: 9.3 mm) I marvel at the relative thinness of the iPod Touch (7.2 mm) whenever I see oneSo, how thin for the iPad Mini? How about iPod Touch thin: 7.2 mm这比Nexus 7要薄三分之一。

让我们进一步假设重量松散地对应于音量作为此假设的基础,比较iPhone 4S和iPod Touch让我们通过将高度乘以高度乘以深度来估算体积The iPhone 4S comes to 62,782 cubic millimeters; the iPod Touch 47,073划分,你得到75%现在,查看这些设备的已发布重量:分别为140克和101克划分,你得到72%这非常接近音量的差异 - 特别是考虑到iPod Touch有一个弯曲的背部,这意味着它的体积粗糙高度×宽度×深度倍增估计与更加矩形的iPhone 4S相比有所变化。

因此,让我们以相同的方式估算Nexus 7的体积:248,919立方毫米iPad Mini,基于我最好的猜测预感尺寸为200×135 x 7.2 mm = 193,680立方毫米划分,你得到78%Nexus 7的重量为340克,所以我们猜测iPad Mini的重量仅为265克。2

可能,重量是一个重要因素单手使用的因素,以及它过于沉重的单手重量一直是对iPad的最大冲击之一 - 我们知道它我认为iPad Mini不仅比我们所熟知的iPad更薄更轻,而且比小型平板电脑市场的竞争对手更薄更轻。3然而它将有更大的展示。

Throw in cellular networking (which the Nexus doesn’t have), a rear-facing camera (which the Nexus doesn’t have), a competitive starting price on the entry-level Wi-Fi-only model, the App Store’s superior software selection, and worldwide availability (the Nexus 7 is available only in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom so far), and yeah, I’d say the prospects look OK for Apple in the small tablet market.


  1. 说真的,在你跳到“我跟Gruber打赌”这个潮流之前,我必须向你指出,如果这是真的,那么这个超薄边框设计的突发新闻的原始信誉将会出现在所有地方,电子时报没错,DigiTimes - 一直追溯到三月份You won’t last long in Vegas betting on DigiTimes reports, but you know what they say about stopped clocks. ↩︎

  2. 相比之下,仅限WiFi的iPad(3)重达652克带键盘的亚马逊Kindle 3G重约247克So a sub-300-gram smaller iPad would be pretty light. ↩︎

  3. 也许iPad微型是我们用作占位符的错误名称这不是要小一点 - 它是关于更薄更轻iPad Air? ↩︎

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