iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 vs. iPad mini Video Shows Thinner, Narrower Design

We could see the iPad 5 release arrive as soon as October, and a new video claims to show off the iPad 5 design compared to the iPad 4 and iPad mini complete with measurements.

The iPad 5 video and photos show off the new iPad 5 space gray color option which arrives as Apple switches out black for a grey back and looks to slim down the new iPad with a design ripped right out of the iPad mini playbook.

This isn’t the first iPad 5 video to arrive with leaked parts for the alleged new iPad, but it is one of the most detailed showing off size comparisons and measurements compared to the iPad 4 and iPad mini which allows buyers to get a better idea of the iPad 5’s size, at least based on leaks.

Read: iPad mini 2 Launch Date: What to Expect

This new iPad 5 video arrives from SW Box, a parts reseller with access to Apple parts for other devices and a plethora of photos of the alleged back part.

iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 vs. iPad mini Video

The five and a half-minute video shows off what appears to be a space gray iPad 5 back compared to the current iPad 4 and iPad mini models. These are not the finished products, but backplates for the iPads. In the video we get a look at the size difference and other notable changes.

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How Much Smaller is the iPad 5?

In addition to rumors of new internals, consumers will first notice the iPad 5’s size. According to this leaked back plate the iPad 5 will be shorter, narrower and thinner than the iPad 4, offering a more portable package. Here are the iPad 5 vs. iPad 4 size comparisons.

This photo shows how much smaller the iPad 5 could be compared to the iPad 4.

This photo shows how much smaller the iPad 5 could be compared to the iPad 4.

Overall, the biggest change will come in the form of a narrower iPad thanks to the smaller bezels we expect on the front of the iPad 5.

  • 2mm Shorter
  • 15mm Narrower
  • 2mm Thinner

While none of these iPad 5 dimensions are set in stone until Apple makes an announcement, but with leak after leak lining up, this looks like the back of the iPad 5 we could see in the middle of October.

From the video we get a look at 5 iPad 5 design changes as compared to the iPad 4.

  1. Speaker placement is centered on the iPad 5 like the iPad mini.
  2. The Volume button is two pieces.
  3. There is a new microphone hole on the back of the iPad 5, replacing the one on the top.
  4. The iPad 5 Apple Logo offers a mirror effect, like the iPad mini.
  5. The edge design is more comfortable to grip, according to the narrator.
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Apple is reportedly planning an iPad 5 event for October 15th, when we could also see the iPad mini 2 as well as OS X Mavericks and a new MacBook Pro 2013 update as well.

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