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Apple will announce the iPhone 5 on Wednesday and, while initial reports suggest the iPad mini would be announced on the same day, the iPad mini announcement is now expected to come in October. We’ve already seen several mockups of the 7.85-inch tablet, including a recent die cast build, but now a French website has created its own models.

The site, NowhereElse, appears to have created its own aluminum molds and even built-in specific features, including the volume buttons on the top right-hand side, a rear-facing camera, a power button and even the signature Apple logo. It doesn’t actually run, of course, but we’re definitely attracted to the smaller design, especially now that we’ve seen it in the palm of a hand. Check out the full gallery below.

iPad mini Gallery

[via The Verge, NowhereElse]