Boy Genius Report has word today of pictures that have emerged on Giga.de of what is said to be an iPad mini die cast mold alongside an iPhone 4S. The photos were taken at the IFA electronics show in Berlin, and, if the mold is really an accurate representation of the iPad mini, show that the new tablet is thinner than the iPhone 4S, and possibly looks a lot like a larger iPod touch (as has been suggested in the past, it must be said). As BGR notes, cut-outs for a front-facing FaceTime camera, 9-pin dock connector and bigger speakers are also apparent in the photos. No official word for Apple as yet as to when the iPad mini will be announced, but the smart money is on a date sometime in October, with September most definitely being the month for all things iPhone 5, with Apple set to launch its latest smartphone on September 12.
Source: iPad mini: mold pictures leak, thinner than iPhone 4S