Here we go again. Just as has been the case with the numerous iPhone 5 parts that leaked leading up to the September 12 keynote, we’re now witnessing the same thing happening with purported iPad mini parts, all over again. The latest to make an appearance: headphone jacks, available in both black and white and seemingly fitting inside a hole on the iPad mini housing iDB told you about earlier in the week…

These images were published by French blog NowhereElse, which in the past proved itself a reliable source of legit Apple rumors. The headphone jack component was sourced from Witrigs.com, costing $4.76 and available in black and white.

Here’s white…

Another one…

The publication notes that the part appears to fit comfortably into an aluminum chassis that leaked on Tuesday, complete with a micro-SIM tray for cellular data, front and back panel and display assembly.

The chassis itself, as seen above, has the headphone jack on the top, a bit strange knowing Apple relocated the port to the bottom starting with the iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch and nano.

Also worth mentioning, the headphone jacks depicted here are notably different from ones we saw in August.

Apple is currently mass-producing the iPad mini, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The device is said to rock a 7.85-inch display, thinner side bezels, the familiar home button, plus front and back cameras.

AllThingsD recently claimed that Apple will send invitations to the presser on October 10.

NowhereElse has more than a dozen shots so hit the source link to see more.

As always, you’re welcome to post your observations down in the comments.

  • really nice !!!!

  • Good

  • אסף סופר

    i think its a mistake to make an ipad mini
    the ipad mini is the… ipod.

    • Juhweetwelwie

      So when you would for example go cycling or running, then you prefer to grab the iPad mini to listen to your music instead of a iPod mmhkay…

      • What? He said he thinks its useless cause there is already a iPod ^^

  • ima get one for sure.

    • why?

      • Why not?

      • if you are asking why? then you don’t really belong on this site. Obviously he likes the idea and would like to buy one. what’s so hard to get?

  • Irfan Tarique

    It’s going to be priced around 399 for a 16 gb model

    • no way.. 250-300 max

      • Juhweetwelwie

        It must be more expensive then a iPod touch so around the 350 for a 8G model. But thats just my point of view 😀

      • Dlevi309

        word

    • At least it’s cheaper then a iPad 😛

    • damn ony 100 cheaper than the ipad3? that sucks

  • My money’s on $299 16gb wifi. However I think they might drop 16gb just as the new iPod did, making it $299 for 32gb.

  • I will sell my iPad 3 in a hurry for this

    • Juhweetwelwie

      why :o?

      • My iPad 3 is too heavy and takes too freaking long to charge. I prefer a more comfortable device.

  • I still rather buy the bigger iPad but other people like smaller tablets like the kindle fire.

  • Billy Martinez

    I’m pumped about the Mini. Every device I own is from Apple. Thanks for the post on the iPad and iPhone accessories. I can’t wait to see what they do for the iPhone 5.