iPad mini visualized in bright color renderings

With rumors abound of an iPad mini device appearing in the Apple lab this season it's only appropriate that high-quality renderings of said device would begin to appear in droves. What we're looking at here is a set of renderings done by designer Martin Hajek, a fellow who is also in the process of making some 3D models of the device for real-world use – for case-makers, of course. For now though it's time to peek at some iterations, including brightly colored backside the same as the 5th generation iPod Touch models just introduced with the iPhone 5.

What we're seeing here is a device based on the tipped or otherwise "leaked" specifications that have appeared with the iPad mini over the past few weeks and months. Apple has not confirmed or denied the existence of an iPad mini either way, but sources from several different arenas have made a convincing case for the smaller-sized iPad appearing soon for real. The images you're seeing above and below are all 3D images created by Hajek.

The iPad mini has been tipped as having either a 7-inch, 7.5-inch, or 7.85 inch display with 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution. The display will likely have the same amount of pixels as the iPad 2 but spread across a smaller display, this allowing apps and games created for the previous generations to work right out of the box here on this next-generation device. The iPad mini has been tipped to be working with an anodized aluminum back plate as well, suggested here by Hajek to be coming in the same color varieties as the iPod Touch.

This device has been tipped to be coming with two cameras, one on the front for FaceTime and another on the back for slightly higher-resolution videos and photos. You'll find a Lightning connection port at the bottom of this device along with speaker grilles, and the processor will likely have a processor not unlike the iPad 3, with a new generation iPad 3x being released with an A6 processor like the iPhone 5.