If we learned anything from the iPhone 5 announcement last week is that Apple rumors have gotten much, much better. The accuracy with which the leaks nailed the new handset was remarkable. But what does that mean for future leaks and rumors? We're not sure. But looking at the latest crop of alleged iPad Mini photos, it's hard to not believe they're real. 

Sourced from a Chinese site called Bolopad, the three images show the front, back, and bottom of the iPad Mini. These images even have the screen running iOS, and show the new Lightning connector port. There's no word on when Apple will announce the new iPad, but if the iPhone 5 is used as a model, with all these images hitting the Net, the iPad Mini press conference can't be that far off. 

[Bolopad via Gizmodo