While some of you will be waiting on line to buy the iPad Mini, a portion of our readership will of course be designing cases for the device, whether for business or pleasure. Apple's now made the CAD files ready for public download, for those of you who'd like to warm up the MakerBot in advance of launch day.
On the "Designing Cases" section of Apple's Developer site, by the way, they've got no less than 45 CAD files available, including every generation of the iPad and iPhone alongside old-school iPods. Weird to think there was a time when that latter device was 19mm thick. There are also downloadable guidelines for designing cases as well as a neat "Flash Test Target" you can print out. The idea is that you slap your case on and take a photo of the target with your iDevice to be sure your design isn't interfering with the flash.