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The iPad Mini rumors continue to pile up as Apple is expected to announce the device sometime in the near future.
There is also a new video that has surfaced displaying a mock-up of the iPad Mini, which incorporates all of the rumors into this fake version of the tablet.
The iPad Mini is expected to be released sometime this month.
Various technology publications have reported that the device has already gone into production and should be ready for shipping within the next two months.
The publications include Taiwan's Economic Daily News, who stated that a bulk of the device's production will be handled by the Chinese firm known as Pegatron.
The firm has secured almost 60 percent of the production orders from Apple, squeezing out the company's go-to manufacturer Foxconn, who was responsible for many of the older iPad models.
A set of photos showing the new iPad Mini surfaced on the internet last month.
These pictures display someone holding the new 7-inch device in the palm of their hands as the screen can be seen in perfect view and resembles what one would see on the other iPad models.
They appear to be physical mockups of the iPad Mini made to demonstrate how easy it is to fit the device into someone's hand.
Other photos of the iPad Mini leaked even earlier last month that show the device's rear shell.
They first appeared on a Chinese site known as NetEase and the device can be viewed in great detail in both photos. It is said to have originated from OEM, the original equipment manufacturer in Shenzhen, China.
The opening for Apple's smaller dock connector can be seen in the picture, along with a rear camera hole, and the interior lip where the display and front panel will be attached. This back shell in the photo appears to be for the Wi-Fi model, since it does not have a cutout area where the SIM card would normally be placed.