Purported pics of Apple's iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 hit the Web

Images posted by Sonny Dickson appear to show the two tablets featuring much the same design, including an aluminum finish on the back and a prominent Apple logo at the center.

A look at the back of what might be Apple's iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. Sonny Dickson

Apple's upcoming iPad line might have been leaked onto the Web before the company would have liked.

Sonny Dickson, a site that has quickly made a name for itself by publishing leaked images of devices that have proven to be real, posted photos on Thursday of what the site claims is the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2.

The images, which are not accompanied by any information on where they were obtained or how likely it is that they are real, show both tablets featuring much the same design, including an aluminum finish on the back and a prominent Apple logo at the center. The devices appear to come with speakers at the bottom and standard black buttons for volume controls and locking the screen.

The iPad Mini features a white plastic piece at the top-back of the device, but again, Sonny Dickson provided no insight into what that might be or why the larger iPad doesn't come with the same component.

Apple has yet to announce plans to launch a new iPad, but it's believed to be eyeing an iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 launch sometime before the year is up .

It's unclear whether the devices in the Sonny Dickson images are real or just prototypes that might never see the light of day. However, Sonny Dickson was spot-on with the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S leaks, lending some credence to the new photos.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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