What's even more interesting is that one of those accessory makers even had a working prototype of the device, which White was able to check out. According to the analyst, that device felt comfortable when held and was compact enough to fit inside the pocket of his sport coat.
This is actually not the first time we're hearing about iPad Mini accessories. Photographs of alleged cases have been surfacing since months, and even some bigger names like Zagg have also leaked their iPad Mini products, kind of confirming the device's existence.
Of course, we've been hearing rumors about an iPad Mini ever since the launch of the first iPad, so we should at least have our salt nearby every time we hear something about an iPad Mini. Still, we can't deny that the leaks and rumors about the anticipated device have substantially increased recently, so it's now relatively safe to say that we're in for an iPad with a 7.85" screen later this year.