Photos of Purported 'iPad Mini' Parts Include Rear Shell and Front Panel

UkrainianiPhone shares several photos (via 9to5Mac) of what its source claims are parts from Apple's forthcoming "iPad mini". The parts include a black rear shell demonstrating cellular capabilities, as well as a white front panel/digitizer assembly. The photo set also includes a purported LCD from the iPad mini, but the part actually appears to be a Kindle Fire display.

ipad mini black shell inside
The site highlights a number of features on the rear shell, include a headphone jack at the top left of the device as on the full-size iPad, a plastic strip along the top edge of the part as seen on cellular-capable iPad models, a nano-SIM card slot and tray along the right edge, and a Lightning connector centered along the bottom edge.

ipad mini black shell outside
The white front panel and digitizer part shows the narrow side bezels that have been rumored for the device, as well as holes for the traditional home button and FaceTime camera.

ipad mini white front panel
Apple is reportedly introducing the iPad mini at a media event scheduled for sometime this month, with one recent rumor claiming that Apple will be sending out media invitations on October 10 for an event presumed to take place roughly one week later.

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Top Rated Comments

D.T. Avatar
154 months ago
Black back? Carbon Fiber, maybe? Or like the iPhone 5? Really hard to tell by those pictures but the back doesn't look like it's been milled out of aluminum, like the iPhone parts. Maybe it's just stamped aluminum like the full size iPads. Just my opinion.
It almost looks ... <dramatic pause> ... plastic. :eek:


Still skeptical
"Here's some actual productions parts."

"Still skeptical"


"Here's an assembled, working product."

"Still skeptical"


"They're in retail stores."

"Still skeptical"


"Here, I bought you one."

"Skepticism fading ... slightly ..."

:D
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bb426 Avatar
154 months ago
So tired of seeing iPad mini rumors.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Allenbf Avatar
154 months ago
Wait, so let me get this straight. A Ukrainian snuck this out of Brazil??
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xraydoc Avatar
154 months ago
i will pay $299 for the 32 gig

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dude really?? the apple logo alone on it is worth more than all other tablets..lolol

The Nexus 7 is a nice tablet. I have one. But its biggest flaw - it doesn't run iOS.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Roessnakhan Avatar
154 months ago
That slate colored iPad mini would definitely be nice.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ilmman Avatar
154 months ago
Not going to happen I tell you!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)