It appears we’ve officially stumbled upon the very first leak pertaining to Apple’s next-generation (2014) hardware upgrades, and it’s allegedly an iPad mini 3 equipped with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
I wouldn’t be so sure Apple has already ordered the production of its third-generation iPad mini, so take this one with a fair dose of skepticism.
For all we know, we might be looking at a prototype iPad mini 2 which Apple scrapped at the last moment because there weren’t enough fingerprint sensors to go around, or worse, a regular iPad mini whose innards have been violated with a Touch ID button from the iPhone 5s.
Any one of these two scenarios seems very likely to me, far more likely than this being an actual iPad mini 3 (mere weeks after Apple announced the iPad mini 2). What do you guys think?