The iPad Mini is officially Apple's worst kept secret. It's actually kind of amazing that Apple is able to pretend the tablet doesn't exist after all the leaks and information coming out of China. Apple is reportedly sending invites for the iPad Mini launch event tomorrow, but some pictures showed up on the Internet today to once again confirm that the iPad Mini is real, and it's coming soon.
9to5Mac Researcher Sonny Dickson has been busy this morning on Twitter. He's been posting numerous pictures of the iPad Mini that show off the backplate in incredible detail with a close up of the Lightning connector port. Check 'em out:
He also posted a few images of the device via Instagram. Check them out if you want to see the new Lighting connector dock on the iPad Mini. Unfortunately, it appears that Dickson was only able to snag the back panel, just like everyone else. Unlike the iPhone 5, I don't think we're going to see a fully assembled iPad Mini until the event.[h/t: CNET]