Gorgeous iPad Mini mock-ups show off rounded edges

If the rumors are to be believed and if Apple keeps to schedule, it seems that yes, we can expect Apple to release a new iPad mini later this year, possibly with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor included. That being said, renowned designer Martin Hajek, who has in the past created some pretty awesome iPhone/iPad mockups, has come up with a new concept rendering of the third-gen iPad mini. Upon first glance, it looks a lot like the current iPad mini, however the main difference could be its edges, which Hajek refers to as “soft design”. Basically with the current iPad mini, the edges of the tablet are tapered.

Concept designer extraordinaire Martin Hajek is a master of taking rumors and images about forthcoming Apple products and using them to create stunning design concepts. With that in mind, he’s borrowed the new, rounded design language seen in many of the iPhone 6 leaks, and adapted it to show us what an upgraded iPad mini could conceivably look like in the same style. To make it more authentic, he’s also incorporated the reports of added Touch ID, which we’ve heard from multiple sources is expected in the next wave of iPads. As with pretty much all of Hajek’s designs, the results are outstandingly authentic-looking – and offer a tantalizing glimpse at what Apple’s next miniature tablet might look like. Would you buy one? I absolutely would. Check out some of the designs below. For good measure, Hajek has even included a 4.7-inch mock-up iPhone 6 to show how the next two iOS product lines could sit together.

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