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Apple posts highly-detailed drawings of iPad mini, 4th-gen iPad to website

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Coming on the heels of an avalanche of product announcements, Apple on Wednesday posted detailed dimensional drawings of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad to its developer website to assist third-party case makers in developing new products.

iPad mini with Wi-Fi and Cellular dimensional drawing. (Click to enlarge) | Source: Apple

First discovered by intrepid AppleInsider reader "Magnus Hanso," Apple has posted detailed schematics for its new range of iPad products to its developer website, just as it did for the iPhone 5 in September.

While the drawings don't offer much in the way of new information, it does give the closest look yet at the as-yet-unreleased tablets.

Apple announced the 7.9-inch iPad mini and revised 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and redesigned iMac.

Preorders for the new iPads start on Oct. 26, with shipments of Wi-Fi only models expected to arrive on Nov. 2, followed by "Wi-Fi + Cellular" versions in mid-November.