The iPad Mini rumours continue to swell, with these images of what is a supposedly a leaked engineering sample of the 7-inch tablet being the latest in a string of speculation.
The bright orange casing is a plastic mould used to test the fit of tablet accessories, so while we can pretty much guarantee that Apple won't release an orange iPad of any size, the dimensions of this casing may well be legit.
The mould features the 19-pin dock connector that has popped up in a few other rumours (including some relating to the iPhone 5), plus two speakers along the bottom edge of the tablet too, on either side of the connector.
This mould suggests that the iPad Mini will be a very slinky-looking thing – GottaBeMobile which posted the images say it is "a little bit thinner" than the new iPad 3 at "about two-thirds the size".
There are no markers for the display, so still no real idea exactly what the screen size will be although pretty much everyone in the world expects it to be around the 7-inch mark.
Although Steve Jobs famously lambasted 7-inch tablets, saying they should come with sandpaper so you can file your fingers down to use them properly, the success of the Kindle Fire in the US as well as increasing competition from the Google Nexus 7 may have changed the company's mind.
After all, there are vast swathes of people out there yet to be coaxed into Apple's App Store, iTunes and iBookstore ecosystem and a cheaper, smaller tablet could be just the ticket they need to get in.