iPad Mini 2 will reportedly be thicker due to implementation of Retina Display

According to Macotakara, the next iPad Mini will be 7.5 mm thick as compared to 7.2 mm on the current model, and 134.9 mm wide, 0.2 mm longer than the existing model.

The new cases feature a small hole for what could be a back-mounted microphone, which also appeared in prototype iPad 5 casings and on preproduction cases for the iPad mini.

But cases for the iPad mini 2 don’t have a microphone hole in that place.

The next tablet will be unveiled on October 22 along with the iPad 5.