Gotta Be Mobile has posted pictures of what appears to be a case maker’s mold of the rumored “iPad mini”. While it doesn’t actually reveal anything about the device, it gives us an idea about it’s form factor.
It’s also worth noting this isn’t concrete proof such a device is coming, looking in the past at the “iPhone 5″ cases that surfaced right before the iPhone 4S was announced.
What we’ve found, using a pixel count, is that the iPad Mini should be around 213.36mm tall and about 143.67mm wide. This is approximately two-thirds of the size of the new third-generation iPad. The new iPad is 185.67mm wide, 241.3mm tall, and 9.39mm thick.
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has a width of 120mm which means that the iPad Mini, if our calculations are close, might be around 23.67mm wider than the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 tablet measures in at 198.5mm high which means that the iPad Mini may be a little taller than Google’s 7-inch tablet.
Lastly, the mockup also includes the smaller dock connector, which has been rumored to be making it’s way to the new iPhone, and two speaker grilles along the bottom of the device.