Bolopad.com claims that the images you’re seeing are indeed of the iPad mini. The site alleges that this isn’t a fake, and that it is a working model. Editor, Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo agrees with the possibility to some extent. After all, with the iPhone 5 leaks jumping from under every rug and upturned stone prior to launch, there’s every reason to believe that this is the real deal.
On first glances, it certainly looks a lot more authentic than any of the previous leaks. But – and this is a big but – it’s clearly not running iOS 6. Check the maps icon, it’s the old Google maps. If it was a genuine test model, it should be making use of the most recent iOS 6 software – at least if it was built in the last few months. I was tempted to say that it was a dummy model, but there’s a third party app at the right hand side of the fourth row of icons. If it was an Apple official dummy it would only have the default iPad apps on there, and it would have more than 3 icons in the dock.
So, I’m 50/50 on this one. Do you think it’s genuine or not? There are arguments for and against. Which side are you on: fake or real McCoy?