An anonymous source sent supposed images of the iPad Mini to tech website ZooGlue, and claimed that the tablet will be called the ‘iPad Nano’ and will be 7.58 inches wide, a fraction short of the 7.85-inch size previously predicted.
However, the biggest surprise from the report is that source expects Tim Cook to announce the new tablet at his WWDC keynote on Monday, a move which would certainly see Apple get one over Google. The search giant is also expected to announce a 7-inch tablet imminently, although this tablet is rumored to arrive in time for Google's I/O developer conference in two weeks' time.
Looking closely at the images of what could be the iPad Nano, they would seem to indicate the presence of a smaller dock connector, and ZooGlue believes this connector will also be used for Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5.
Rumors have abound on a 7-inch iPad for some time now. John Gruber of Daring Fireball was arguably the most credible voice among these rumormongers, and said in April that Apple has been testing a 7-inch iPad with a view to take it to market.
Apple seems intent in entering the 7-inch tablet market, and is reportedly taking such steps if only to destroy its Android-toting rivals. Either way, any such move from Apple to launch a 7-inch iPad would show that new CEO Tim Cook takes a different view on the form factor than the late Steve Jobs, who famously wrote-off 7-inch tablets around two years ago.