Over at Chinese website, WeiPhone.com, a guy posted a bunch of photos that he claimed are backplate of the second generation of iPad mini. There’s no way to tell whether the backplate is really built for the iPad mini 2. But given the original iPad mini is released in October, it is possible that Apple is now testing the next generation.
As you can see in the picture, the backplate is made of aluminum. It also suggested that the next iPad mini may be thicker. This is possible if Retina Display will be used, and Apple wants to equipp the tablet with a bigger battery.
Another thing you will notice is the blue Apple logo and iPad branding. In late January, there is a Sina Weibo post that suggested that the production process of iPad mini’s Apple logo has been improved. Is the blue Apple logo crafted using the new process? Again, there is no way to tell at the moment. Let’s wait and see more leaks.