No, it's not a complete version of Apple's much-rumored iPad mini, but it could be a few more pieces of the puzzle.
Parts reseller ETradeSupply, which posted accurate photos and videos of Apple's iPhone 5 casing some three months before its official debut, today has images of what it says is the 8-inch LCD screen for Apple's smaller iPad, as well as its battery.
Neither part is connected to any electronics, or other pieces of housing, though as ETradeSupply notes, the leaked images add credence to the fact that Apple will stick with a 4:3 ratio for the iPad Mini, versus switching to 16:9 like the iPhone 5's display.
As far as specs for the two parts go, there's no estimate or analysis on screen resolution, something that could clear up whether the tablet will simply work out of the box with apps made for the first- and second-generation iPad. However, ETradeSupply lists some information on the battery, specifically that it's three times larger in capacity than the one in the iPhone 5.
These are not the first such photos of parts said to belong to the iPad Mini. Purported photos of a fully finished version of the device went up early last week, though the front of the device was not shown. Weeks before that there other shots of the rear casing, including a leak each from Chinese tech sites BoLoPad, and digi.163.
The photos come less than a week away from when Apple is expected to announce the smaller iPad at a press event in San Jose, Calif. The company sent out invitations for the October 23 event yesterday with the tagline "We've got a little more to show you."