The first unconfirmed photos of the iPad 5 show a new thinner design that looks much like the iPad mini with a black back and rounded edges.
9to5Mac shares the iPad 5 back photos next to the same part for the iPad mini, which the site says come from a, “purported China-based iPad accessories maker.”
The photos are the first to show what a larger iPad could look like with an iPad mini style, shows the possible size of the iPad 5 compared to the iPad mini. There are no photos of the back next to the iPad 4, so it’s not clear if the redesign cuts the iPad 5 down in size with thinner bezels.
The photo above shows what looks to be a larger iPad mini, complete with the antenna for a 4G LTE connection. Based on the dimensions in the photo, the iPad 5 will be smaller than the iPad 4. Rough estimates based on the photo show the iPad 5 could be slightly shorter than the iPad 4. As the image below shows, the iPad 5 will likely be thinner side-to-side than the iPad 4. The reductions in size could be thanks to thinner bezels on the side of the iPad 5 display.
The side-by-side comparison shot also shows that the iPad 5 could be as thin as the iPad mini, which might mean more than a 20% reduction in thickness compared to the iPad 4.
As 9to5Mac points out, the appearance of these parts is not surprising, given rumors of a an iPad 5 release in the coming months. That said, with the launch of an iPad 4 with 128GB of storage today, users may need to await until the fall for the iPad 5 to arrive.
Samsung Galaxy Android 10 Update Info (2020)
With Samsung Galaxy Android 10 update rolling out to some devices and new info starting to emerge, we want to...
Best Smart Home Gifts for Your Parents in 2020
Smart home upgrades make the perfect gift for your parents this year. Whether it is a birthday gift or anniversary...