One of our readers on our Facebook page informed us of this info, so thanks to him for pointing it out. Over at Boxwave.com, the case manufacturers have already put two new cases up for sale/pre-order. The DuoSuit and the Blackout cases for iPad mini are priced at $24.95 and $22.95 respectively and can be ordered from now.
Before you do so, I do post this article with a warning. Last year when case manufacturers created iPhone 5 accessories based on leaked schematics, they turned out to be completely wrong. The same could almost certainly be true about the iPad mini. No one is 100% convinced that Apple will drop the smaller tablet on us. Just because there are prototypes doesn’t mean that it’ll make it to the shelves of any retailer any time soon.
One of the biggest clues that Boxwave has no more of an idea than us is that it uses 9to5Mac’s mockup image on the iPad mini homepage, meaning there’s no official design making the rounds to anyone.