iDownload Blog has word today of new pictures that have emerged on a Chinese website of what are said to be the back half of the next iPad mini. As iDownload Blog notes, the cover looks very similar to that of the current iPad mini at first glance, but if you look a little closer, it looks slightly thicker than the current version, possibly because of the rumoured Retina display, or even a bigger battery, which has also been rumoured, and which would most likely be a necessity to power the Retina display. Another interesting aspect of these new photos is the fact that the Apple logo is blue. This could either be part of the manufacturing process, or, it might mean that Apple has decided to release the next iPad mini in several different colours. This could actually be a distinct possibility, given that Apple released a range of different-coloured iPod touches last year, and is also rumoured to be bringing out an iPhone 5S in several different colour choices.
Source: These rear shell photos could mean colors are coming to iPad mini 2