“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,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.

“The photos originally come from Chinese site WeiPhone, and while unverified, the site has had some success in the past with component leaks,” Brownlee reports. “They show an iPad mini shell that is slightly thicker than the current iPad mini shell.”

Brownlee reports, “When the third-gen iPad came out with a Retina Display, it saw a similar increase in thickness.”

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