iPad 4 Rumors: Dock Connector Picture Surfaces (PHOTO)

The iPad 4 rumors are already surfacing with the unveiling of the new iPad Mini being just one day away.

New pictures showed up on the internet this week that are believed to be of the iPad Mini's and 4th Generation iPad's dock connectors.

This image compares the components of both devices, showing off the slight differences between the two.

The dock connector for the iPad 4 leads some experts to believe that Apple will be completely redesigning the inside of the device for the next generaton.

This new iPad model should arrive in the Spring of 2013. No other information on the tablet is available at this time.

The iPad Mini tablet will ship on Nov. 2, according to a recent report.

The tech website Geeky-Gadgets.com reported that one of its inside sources has revealed to the site that Apple plans to begin selling the smaller iPad model on Nov. 2.

The source also claims that the device will be available in both the U.S. and the U.K. on that date.

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPad Mini at a special media event this Tuesday Oct. 23., so Nov. 2 seems like a likely launch date.

The source that made the claims about Apple's plans has proved to be fairly reliable in the past as information from the same person regarding the iPhone 5 release last month happened to be dead on.

Invites to the iPad Mini event were sent out this week, which confirms that the company will actually be releasing the mini tablet after about a year's worth of rumors and leaks.

The invitation reads "we've got a little more to show you," pointing to something small or shrunken down.

Another device expected to debut at this event is a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display, which will join the 15-inch model that was released by Apple earlier this year.