A survey from last month found that Apple fans were hoping the iPad Mini would launch alongside the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 launched with the usual aplomb, but we still haven't heard a thing about the iPad Mini. There are some rumors that invites for an event will go out next week. That's all well and good, but only actual pictures of the device can satiate the Apple fan's curiosity. Well, those pictures are now here.
Fan site UkrainianiPhone got their hands on the rumored iPad Mini and photographed the back panel for all the world to see. Here's what you'll be getting if you decide to pick up the black iPad Mini once it launhces:
A picture of the backplate is nice, but is there anything else? Thankfully tt.mop (via nowhereelse.fr) has pictures of the actual device in stunning clarity. Here are some of the more interesting shots of the device.
As you can see, the iPad Mini is turning out to be quite the charmer. The slightly larger display size of 7.85-inches definitely helps it stand out among the other 7-inch tablets on the market. Of course, a slightly larger screen doesn't mean anything until we get to see what the display is actually capable of. Invites for the iPad Mini should be going out on October 10, and we'll find out soon after if all the hype was worth it.
For more on the iPad Mini, check out our extensive coverage.