I saw two curious entries in Instapaper’s device stats today: one iPad2,5 and one iPad2,6.
That *is* curious give that the “iPad2” prefix is saved for the iPad 2 — also known as, the iPad that came out in 2011. So why is Apple *adding* to that line?
Marco makes the case that this is the so-called iPad mini. And given what is presumed and rumored about that device (namely that the internals should be very similar to the iPad 2), that seems pretty plausible.
Of course, the completely un-sexy possibility remains: that these are simply updated iPad 2s. Perhaps with 32nm chips and the new dock connectors.