Leaked Images Possibly Give Our First Look At Retina iPad Mini

Although these leaked images should be taken with a huge grain of salt, multiple photos purporting to be the rear aluminum shell of the second-generation iPad mini have leaked online, showing the next mini to be slightly thicker than the existing model… highly suggestive of the next iPad mini having a Retina display.

The photos originally come from Chinese site WeiPhone, and while unverified, the site has had some success in the past with component leaks.

There’s not a lot to go on in these images, but they show an iPad mini shell that is slightly thicker than the current iPad mini shell. When the third-gen iPad came out with a Retina Display, it saw a similar increase in thickness.

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What do you think? Are they real, or is this a fake? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Derek Schlicker

    Its apparent the mini cannibalized iPad sales when it was released, but I’m really curious to see what the Retina mini will do to the iPad when released. I think a lot of people knew this was on its way (regardless if these pics are legit or not) and were waiting for retina before purchasing. I’m one of them.

  • FuckYouImMe420

    Why is no one mentioning the obvious? WTF is it blue? lol

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