Pictures of what could be a working iPad Mini hit the web Tuesday.
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The images, posted by Chinese website Bolopad, appear to display a new pint-sized version of Apple’s iconic tablet. The 7.85-inch tablet has an aluminum back casing similar to the current iPad, a rear-facings camera, and Apple’s new Lightning connector the company announced last week.
The front of the device has the same look and feel as Apple’s current tablet, with a black bezel surrounding the screen and a physical home button located below.
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One of the images on the site also shows two speakers, one on each side of the Lightning connector. The speaker move is a change from Apple’s currently iPad model which only has one rear speaker, although the speakers on the iPad in the photos are considerably smaller than the single speaker found on the 10-inch version.
While Apple is known for being exceptionally secretive about its new products and plans, the iPhone 5 was one of the most leaked products in Apple history, with video and images of the handset showing up on a number of outlets prior to the phone’s actual announcement.
The iPad Mini is rumored to be announced in October, with a release shortly thereafter.
What do you think? Are these actual images of the iPad Mini? What do you how to see in a miniature version of the tablet if it is announced? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.