After the iPhone 5 leak mega-saga -- at these point you can call these renders sneak previews -- the black anodised aluminium iPad mini seems like a done deal at this point.
But the white one looks be cool too... and then I saw the colour model. I want that one.
That would be a nice surprise at the rumoured imminent presentation of the new 7.85-inch model: iPad minis with anodised aluminium backs in different colours, just like the iPod touch.
It's pure speculation, but the colour backs would make the cheaper iPad mini quite different from the Kindle Fires and the rest of mini-tablets of this world. It's playful and aligns with the iPod touch theme. If they release them in colours, they would sell gazillions this Christmas season.
This blue model looks pretty sweet, although I would like mine in red.
A completely white model with the silver polished apple.
Seems like a 2001: a Space Odyssey prop.
Although perhaps the white model will have just a plain anodised aluminium back, like the iPhone 5 and this render.
It so, it could look quite similar to the first-generation iPhone.
But the black one will probably be the top seller.
Here's the entire white family, so you can compare the screen sizes. The iPad mini doesn't look that small, does it?