As well as the new dock connector, the part also seems to take in the headphone jack and the home button connector for the hotly awaited devices, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the paper, one detail that has troubled Apple observers is that the headphone jack on the pictured component is located directly next to the dock connector.
Macrumours.com pointed out that so far case leaks, design drawings and physical mockups of Apple's forthcoming devices have all suggested the headphone jack on the iPad Mini will by found along the top edge, as it is on the full-size iPad.
According to the paper, there was a public outcry after it emerged that the next iPhone would get a new docking port connector.
The newer, slimline port means that thousands of current Apple accessories will need a potentially clunky adapter to work with the ''iPhone 5'', or their devices will become unusable.