With production of Apple’s second-generation iPad mini ramping up ahead of the tablet’s launch in the coming months, leaks will undoubtedly begin picking up pace. As such, Sonny Dickson on Monday published a gallery of several photos he claims show the rear housing of Apple’s upcoming “iPad mini 2.” The case looks a lot like the current-generation iPad mini housing of course, though there are some subtle differences. But no one will care about the new tablet’s case when it launches — all eyes will instead be fixed on the tiny tablet’s new Retina display. Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPad mini during a press conference in October and the tablet is expected to be released ahead of the holidays alongside the completely redesigned full-size iPad. Several leaked photos of the Retina iPad mini’s case back follow below and the rest can be seen on Dickson’s site, which is linked in our source section.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.