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MacRumors
May 31, 2013, 08:57 AM
http://images.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/31/new-photo-shows-rear-of-ipad-5s-narrower-front-bezel-and-digitizer/)


Taiwanese blog Apple.pro, which has on a number of occasions discovered photos of parts from upcoming Apple products, has shared a new photo (http://apple.pro/index.php?do=/blog/24253/ipad5-???????/) [Google translation (http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//apple.pro/index.php%3Fdo%3D/blog/24253/ipad5-%25E8%25A7%25B8%25E6%258E%25A7%25E7%258E%25BB%25E7%2592%2583%25E6%259B%259D%25E5%2585%2589%25EF%25BC %259F/&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=UTF-8)] of what is claimed to be the front panel and digitizer assembly for the upcoming fifth-generation iPad.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/ipad_5_digitizer_rear.jpg
The photo, which was posted (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/hihiapple/media/ipad5_zps9e467d41.png.html) to a Photobucket account, shows the rear of the part and includes the ribbon cable for the digitizer. Photos of the front of a similar part leaked last month (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/10/alleged-ipad-5-front-bezel-photos-show-narrower-ipad-mini-like-sides/), and both parts are consistent with claims that the upcoming iPad will see a redesign taking inspiration from the iPad mini with narrower side bezels.

It is possible that this could simply be an iPad mini part, but it does appear to be a slightly larger version of that part, appropriate for the full-size iPad with its 9.7-inch display.

Update 7:37 AM: French site NowhereElse.fr has discovered (http://www.nowhereelse.fr/photo-facade-ipad-5-84367/) [Google translation (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&langpair=auto%7Cen&rurl=translate.google.com&tbb=1&u=http://www.nowhereelse.fr/photo-facade-ipad-5-84367/)] that the photo is actually an iPad mini part, taken from a Chinese part vendor's website (http://www.chinahcs.com/ipad-mini-touch-digitizer-replacement-white-p-1232.html).

Article Link: New Photo Shows Rear of iPad 5's Narrower Front Bezel and Digitizer [Update: No] (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/31/new-photo-shows-rear-of-ipad-5s-narrower-front-bezel-and-digitizer/)



KrazyBear15
May 31, 2013, 09:02 AM
iPad Mini design for the full sized iPad is much needed. iPad needs to slim down and drop some weight, looking forward to purchasing my first iPad!

SteveJobs2.0
May 31, 2013, 09:02 AM
Mmmm nice. Should be more comfy to hold.

Nathan20
May 31, 2013, 09:03 AM
iPad 5 redesign has been rumoured for a while now, i think personally the limitation Apple is facing with releasing it soon is the processor as they only released the A6X late last year.

KylePowers
May 31, 2013, 09:03 AM
Well now I'll be torn on whether to get this redesigned iPad 5 or iPad Mini with Retina :(

Mac21ND
May 31, 2013, 09:03 AM
May need to trade in my iPad 2 toward this...

GunZi
May 31, 2013, 09:03 AM
i'll be buying a new iPad, i currently have iPad 3.

not only will it be faster for me but also much cooler looking :)

Technarchy
May 31, 2013, 09:04 AM
Software is the concern for me. Not hardware.

WWDC is what I'm focused on currently.

gadget123
May 31, 2013, 09:06 AM
I think WWDC will unveil this device.

I think Apple are just playing down product launches but we have seen these leaks for months and I think it will arrive.

adbe
May 31, 2013, 09:07 AM
i'm really not a huge fan of losing the thumb bezel. The 10" is too large to comfortably hold without some amount of grip.

[edit] typo.

Raftysworld
May 31, 2013, 09:16 AM
Does it look kind of fat to anyone else?

ValSalva
May 31, 2013, 09:21 AM
Darn third party parts supplier leaks ;)

Still don't think we'll see the iPad 5 at WWDC.

sza
May 31, 2013, 09:23 AM
i'm really not a huge fan of losing the thumb bezel. The 10" is two large to comfortably hold without some amount of grip.

Maybe it will be light enough to hold with the thin bezel. We will see...;)

YeahBuddy
May 31, 2013, 09:23 AM
i'm really not a huge fan of losing the thumb bezel. The 10" is two large to comfortably hold without some amount of grip.

The 10" is currently a lot heavier right now, than it will be.

blackcrayon
May 31, 2013, 09:27 AM
i'm really not a huge fan of losing the thumb bezel. The 10" is too large to comfortably hold without some amount of grip.

[edit] typo.

Unless your hands are much smaller than mine (which aren't very large), you might even be able to stretch and hold the whole tablet from the back.

iZac
May 31, 2013, 09:29 AM
i'm really not a huge fan of losing the thumb bezel. The 10" is too large to comfortably hold without some amount of grip.

This is my concern as well, I think Apple have convinced themselves that that 'thumb rejection' software in the mini is good enough to migrate to the full size iPad. I can't say I'm looking forward to covering the screen with my thumb on the new one though.

Having said that, we don't know quite how much weight they are shifting off the new device, perhaps it will be comfortable (light) enough to hold it from the bottom in portrait mode.

wutang01
May 31, 2013, 09:31 AM
So ready to ditch the iPad mini for a retina screen with a faster processor.
I ditched the iPad 4 because it was too heavy ...

If the rumours are true, then the iPad 5 will be as thin and as light as the iPad 2?
http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/18/ipad-5-estimated-to-be-15-thinner-25-lighter-than-current-ipad/

TreyCox
May 31, 2013, 09:31 AM
My 2013 will consist of...

iPad 5
iPad Mini (for fiance')
iPhone 5S/6
Playstation 4 or Xbox One

Oh wallet, how horrible I feel for you this year.

charlituna
May 31, 2013, 09:31 AM
iPad 5 redesign has been rumoured for a while now,

Makes me wonder which came first, the rumor or the panel


i think personally the limitation Apple is facing with releasing it soon is the processor as they only released the A6X late last year.

I suspect their internal decision was to move all iOS devices to the Fall and that is the bigger factor over processors etc

The Mercurian
May 31, 2013, 09:33 AM
i'm really not a huge fan of losing the thumb bezel. The 10" is too large to comfortably hold without some amount of grip.

[edit] typo.

Didn't lose enough bezel if you ask me - the side bezel still looks very thick imho

GoCubsGo
May 31, 2013, 09:35 AM
They best cut the weight if they're ridding it of the side bezel. I don't know anyone who doesn't feel the need to rest their thumb on the side to ensure they can support the weight of the iPad while hand-holding it.

Noctilux.95
May 31, 2013, 09:39 AM
I'm keeping my iPad 4 and adding a Retina Mini.

KylePowers
May 31, 2013, 10:06 AM
My 2013 will consist of...

iPad 5
iPad Mini (for fiance')
iPhone 5S/6
Playstation 4 or Xbox One

Oh wallet, how horrible I feel for you this year.
Ha! I'm a similar boat:

iPad Mini (only if it has Retina; if not, then iPad 5)
iPhone 5S/6 (whatever they call it)
Xbox One (will probably get the PS4 down the road)
13in rMBP (when Haswell lands)
Maybe Mac Pro + Thunderbolt Display (if they both get updated)

... I need a job! :eek:

blitzer09x87
May 31, 2013, 10:13 AM
hmmm... nice!
will definitely consider this beast when i will buy my next tablet (in december).

Smartass
May 31, 2013, 10:17 AM
so it's still going to have a normal button at the bottom thats going to break after a while?

hleewell
May 31, 2013, 10:20 AM
My 2013 will consist of...

iPad 5
iPad Mini (for fiance')
iPhone 5S/6
Playstation 4 or Xbox One

Oh wallet, how horrible I feel for you this year.

Stay single, no kids (no PS4), no pets :-)

gmanist1000
May 31, 2013, 10:22 AM
This is my concern as well, I think Apple have convinced themselves that that 'thumb rejection' software in the mini is good enough to migrate to the full size iPad. I can't say I'm looking forward to covering the screen with my thumb on the new one though.

Having said that, we don't know quite how much weight they are shifting off the new device, perhaps it will be comfortable (light) enough to hold it from the bottom in portrait mode.

Let's hope so. The current one is way too heavy.

AppleMark
May 31, 2013, 10:31 AM
Hard to see why this will not happen. Will need to be lighter with that form factor.

However the issue I have with my iPad mini is interfering with the OS or App through touching the screen where the bezel is thinnest whist in use.

JayCee842
May 31, 2013, 10:53 AM
iPad Mini Retina Display? I'm ready. :D

i486dx2-66
May 31, 2013, 11:17 AM
Having said that, we don't know quite how much weight they are shifting off the new device, perhaps it will be comfortable (light) enough to hold it from the bottom in portrait mode.

Even if the weight didn't change, being smaller will make it easier to hold, as there is less of the device hanging past your fingers and levering against your thumb. :apple:

macs4nw
May 31, 2013, 12:00 PM
Is this the start of a steady stream of daily parts leaks? They seem to be getting sharper and clearer.....

bassfingers
May 31, 2013, 12:27 PM
even if the weight didn't change, being smaller will make it easier to hold, as there is less of the device hanging past your fingers and levering against your thumb. :apple:

physics win

dampfnudel
May 31, 2013, 12:37 PM
Well now I'll be torn on whether to get this redesigned iPad 5 or iPad Mini with Retina :(

iPad mini with retina may be a better choice.

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My 2013 will consist of...

iPad 5
iPad Mini (for fiance')
iPhone 5S/6
Playstation 4 or Xbox One

Oh wallet, how horrible I feel for you this year.

For me,

iPad mini 2 (retina)
iPhone 5S/6
PS4

otismotive77
May 31, 2013, 12:49 PM
hmmm...nice. apple is doing the best it can to bring world-class products.
keep it up apple.

beaniemyman
May 31, 2013, 01:08 PM
hmmm...looks good, too bad i won't be able to buy it beacuse i bought a new ipad mini last month.

TouchMint.com
May 31, 2013, 01:08 PM
Well now I'll be torn on whether to get this redesigned iPad 5 or iPad Mini with Retina :(

Me too =/

osofast240sx
May 31, 2013, 02:20 PM
i'm really not a huge fan of losing the thumb bezel. The 10" is too large to comfortably hold without some amount of grip.

[edit] typo.i find myself holding it horizontal most of the time.

cbud
May 31, 2013, 06:49 PM
Posting parts for Apple devices that already exist and are guaranteed to exist in a modified form, is boring. Show me an iWatch bezel.

Perhaps Apple is locking down the leaks and all the revolutionary products Cook speaks of are coming.

Surprise me Apple. Cause me to be glued once again to the instant updates of your events. That was fun.

SXIS
Jun 1, 2013, 06:57 PM
iPhone 5S:

RAM:

2GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz

Storage:

32GB - $199
64GB - $299
128GB - $399

Screen:

1136x640 Resolution at 336ppi

Same glass technology as 2012 iMac (75% less reflection)

System on Chip:

2.0GHz Quad-Core A7 chip with 6-core PowerVR S6G100MP2 graphics (50% faster than A6 chip)

Battery:

1.5x more power:

5.7 V, 8.18 Wh (2,160 mAh) (12 Hour Battery Life)

12 Hours Video & App Playback
60 Hours Music Playback

Thumbprint Sensor Home Button

Cameras:

12MP iSight Camera with Dual Exposure Flash (1080p)
2.5MP FaceTime Camera (1080p)

Size:

123.8 mm (4.87 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
7.6 mm (0.30 in) D

112 g (4.0 oz)

_______________________________________________

iPhone +:

RAM:

4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1666MHz

Storage:

32GB - $249
64GB - $349
128GB - $449

microSDXC card slot (up to 128GB)

Screen:

1920x1080 Resolution at 336ppi

Same glass technology as 2012 iMac (75% less reflection)

System on Chip:

2.0GHz Quad-Core A7 chip with 6-core PowerVR S6G100MP2 graphics (50% faster than A6 chip)

Battery:

2x more power:

7.6 V, 10.9 Wh (2,880 mAh) (16 Hour Battery Life)

16 Hours Video & App Playback
80 Hours Music Playback

Thumbprint Sensor Home Button

Cameras:

16MP iSight Camera with Dual Exposure Flash (1080p)
2.5MP FaceTime Camera (1080p)

Size:

134.6 mm (5.3 in) H
64.8 mm (2.55 in) W
6.4 mm (0.25 in) D

108 g (3.8 oz)

_______________________________________________


iPad 5:

RAM:

4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1666MHz

Storage:

32GB - $499
64GB - $599
128GB - $699
256GB - $799

SDXC card slot (up to 2TB)

Screen:

2048x1536 Resolution at 264ppi

Same glass technology as 2012 iMac (75% less reflection)

System on Chip:

2.1GHz Quad-Core A7X chip with 8-core PowerVR S6G200MP2 graphics (50% faster than A6X chip)

Battery:

1.5x more power:

17,340 mAh 5.6 V 65 Wh (225 kJ)

15 Hours Video & App Playback
250 Hours Music Playback

Cameras:

16MP iSight Camera with Dual Exposure Flash (1080p)
2.5MP FaceTime Camera (1080p)

Size:

9.50 in (241 mm) (height)
6.3 in (160 mm) (width)
0.28 in (7.2 mm) (depth)

435 g (0.70 lbs) WiFi
440 g (0.71 lbs) WiFi + Cellular

_______________________________________________

iPad mini with Retina display:

RAM:

2GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1666MHz

Storage:

32GB - $329
64GB - $429
128GB - $529

SDXC card slot (up to 2TB)

Screen:

2048x1536 Resolution at 336ppi (27% more pixels than in iPad 3, 4, & 5)

Same glass technology as 2012 iMac (75% less reflection)

System on Chip:

1.3GHz Dual-Core A6X chip with Quad core PowerVR SGX 554MP4 graphics (30% faster than A5 chip)

Battery:

1.5x more power:

17,340 mAh 5.6 V 65 Wh (225 kJ)

15 Hours Video & App Playback
250 Hours Music Playback

Cameras:

16MP iSight Camera with Dual Exposure Flash (1080p)
2.5MP FaceTime Camera (1080p)

Size:

7.9 in (200 mm) (height)
5.3 in (135 mm) (width)
0.28 in (7.2 mm) (depth)

318 g (0.70 lbs) WiFi
323 g (0.71 lbs) WiFi + Cellular

koban4max
Jun 2, 2013, 10:38 PM
My 2013 will consist of...

iPad 5
iPad Mini (for fiance')
iPhone 5S/6
Playstation 4 or Xbox One

Oh wallet, how horrible I feel for you this year.

you must be rich.