There could be big changes on the way for the next iPad mini, the iPad mini 4, if these leaked images are the real deal.
The photos were taken by @onleaks and shared by Nowhereelse.fr. They show the metal chassis of the iPad mini 4 with the distinctive Apple-shaped cut-out. These images also hint at what the future will bring for the iPad mini 4.
Like the iPad Air 2, it looks as though the iPad mini 4 will omit a mute/orientation switch. This could previously be found above the volume buttons, but it looks like it has been replaced by a small microphone hole.
@onleaks also posted a video giving an overview of the tablet’s shell. In isolation, it doesn’t tell us much, but the holes for speakers and the lightning port are present and correct.
Apple doesn’t have any major events scheduled, but it does like to spring surprises from time to time. We’ll keep you updated when we hear more about the iPad mini 4.