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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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First Photos of the iPad 5 Rear Shell Show a Significantly Smaller Enclosure




Rumored 5th Generation iPad (left) vs iPad mini (right)
9to5Mac has unconfirmed images of what could be the rear panel for the next iPad. The images match up very closely with a report from last week.
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While we cannot confirm that the above image is legitimate, it does provide a solid representation of what Apple's next iPad will likely look like. We were told this is a prototype back piece for the fifth-generation iPad with a 9.7-inch display. We were also told that the casing is almost as thin as the iPad mini's back (pictured to the right). As you can see at the top of the purported iPad 5 backplate, this casing would likely be for an LTE model - as the black antenna cut implies.
The report lines up with iLounge's first description of the new iPad which is expected to arrive in October with smaller, iPad mini-esque bezels and chamfered edges and curves.
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What does it look like? Well, it's a lot smaller than one would guess was possible: in portrait orientation, picture a 9.7" screen with virtually no left or right bezels, and only enough space above and below the screen to accommodate the mandatory camera and Home Button elements. Beyond that, it's noticeably thinner, as well, which is to say the the fifth-generation iPad will be smaller in every dimension than its predecessors. As it will have the same chamfered edges and curves, calling it a "stretched iPad mini" is very close to entirely accurate.
Leaks of parts for upcoming Apple products are becoming more and more common as the Asian supply chain grows larger.

Update:

In this composite, you see the new iPad is much smaller than the current iPad. The iPad 4 (image) and iPad 5 (image) have been overlaid to show the relative sizes.

Update 2: A reader overlaid the screen sizes showing how much of a bezel the new iPad might have.

Update 3: Diwali posted this mockup based on the dimensions of the case:


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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Not bad, looks pretty nice.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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gonna need some other reason to upgrade; ipad3 does everything perfectly

honestly thinking about going android with it's higher res screen (2560x1600)
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I feel like this is so uncommon to say in response to product leaks but... I like it! It looks great!
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Who are ya kidding? That's iPhone 6!!
You may be closer to the truth than you know... The trend has been for tablet sized phones!!!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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Can anyone tell from these photos if the bigger iPad has thinner side bezels like the mini?
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Can anyone tell from these photos if the bigger iPad has thinner side bezels like the mini?
My admittedly poor Photoshopping skills say it will be close but not quite as impressive:
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Can anyone tell from these photos if the bigger iPad has thinner side bezels like the mini?
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Can anyone tell from these photos if the bigger iPad has thinner side bezels like the mini?
Current generation iPads on top of the leaked image. 5th Gen. iPad seems to have thinner bezels on the sides.

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....and my thread was mocked thank you very much!

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1514987

This was a given. Looks great!!! Guess this means IGZO displays?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:13 PM   #14
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I'm getting tired and annoyed of product leaks!

I miss the days when products were not basically leaked piece by piece and essentially put together weeks before the announcement. I miss the days of not knowing what was going to be unveiled at the keynote. I miss the feeling of complete surprise and awe when the product was finally unveiled after waiting on the edge of my seat for what felt like an eternity.

Sure the leak if the iphone 4 was some fluke freak accident - and shocking at the same time, but knowing what the iphone 5 looked like a month before the keynote was just down right annoying.

I wish the supply chain would stop leaking images
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Nothing surprising here really. Only the fact that everyone thought it would be held off until the Fall. I'm glad it's not!

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I'm getting tired and annoyed of product leaks!

I miss the days when products were not basically leaked piece by piece and essentially put together weeks before the announcement. I miss the days of not knowing what was going to be unveiled at the keynote. I miss the feeling of complete surprise and awe when the product was finally unveiled after waiting on the edge of my seat for what felt like an eternity.

Sure the leak if the iphone 4 was some fluke freak accident - and shocking at the same time, but knowing what the iphone 5 looked like a month before the keynote was just down right annoying.

I wish the supply chain would stop leaking images
Dude, you are on a RUMOR WEBSITE.
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I'm getting tired and annoyed of product leaks!

I miss the days when products were not basically leaked piece by piece and essentially put together weeks before the announcement. I miss the days of not knowing what was going to be unveiled at the keynote. I miss the feeling of complete surprise and awe when the product was finally unveiled after waiting on the edge of my seat for what felt like an eternity.

Sure the leak if the iphone 4 was some fluke freak accident - and shocking at the same time, but knowing what the iphone 5 looked like a month before the keynote was just down right annoying.

I wish the supply chain would stop leaking images

Well I suppose you could just not read technology forums. Even if Apple were tighter on leaks you'd likely see SOMETHING just by reading MacRumors.
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I'm getting tired and annoyed of product leaks!

I miss the days when products were not basically leaked piece by piece and essentially put together weeks before the announcement. I miss the days of not knowing what was going to be unveiled at the keynote. I miss the feeling of complete surprise and awe when the product was finally unveiled after waiting on the edge of my seat for what felt like an eternity.

Sure the leak if the iphone 4 was some fluke freak accident - and shocking at the same time, but knowing what the iphone 5 looked like a month before the keynote was just down right annoying.

I wish the supply chain would stop leaking images
You could like...not read a site called "MacRumors"?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:19 PM   #19
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Looks nice!

I love the tape feature!
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looks slick. i really like the ipad mini's form factor.
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I'm getting tired and annoyed of product leaks?
I understand your annoyance…

…but have you considered not reading MacRumors? I mean, this is kind of the place where all the rumors you say you dislike are compiled.

Edit: Yeah, ok, everyone else beat me to it.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:43 PM   #23
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I'm getting tired and annoyed of product leaks!

I miss the days when products were not basically leaked piece by piece and essentially put together weeks before the announcement. I miss the days of not knowing what was going to be unveiled at the keynote. I miss the feeling of complete surprise and awe when the product was finally unveiled after waiting on the edge of my seat for what felt like an eternity.

Sure the leak if the iphone 4 was some fluke freak accident - and shocking at the same time, but knowing what the iphone 5 looked like a month before the keynote was just down right annoying.

I wish the supply chain would stop leaking images
i wish on the return of elevators.
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I'm getting tired and annoyed of product leaks!

I miss the days when products were not basically leaked piece by piece and essentially put together weeks before the announcement. I miss the days of not knowing what was going to be unveiled at the keynote. I miss the feeling of complete surprise and awe when the product was finally unveiled after waiting on the edge of my seat for what felt like an eternity.

Sure the leak if the iphone 4 was some fluke freak accident - and shocking at the same time, but knowing what the iphone 5 looked like a month before the keynote was just down right annoying.

I wish the supply chain would stop leaking images
so you want 0 rumor news? what the hell?
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I'm getting tired and annoyed of product leaks!

I miss the days when products were not basically leaked piece by piece and essentially put together weeks before the announcement. I miss the days of not knowing what was going to be unveiled at the keynote. I miss the feeling of complete surprise and awe when the product was finally unveiled after waiting on the edge of my seat for what felt like an eternity.

Sure the leak if the iphone 4 was some fluke freak accident - and shocking at the same time, but knowing what the iphone 5 looked like a month before the keynote was just down right annoying.

I wish the supply chain would stop leaking images
And you can still be surprised. Just stop reading Apple news. I know what you mean though.

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where is the new iPad Mini ?!?!?!?
It's right there. It doesn't look any different because it's going to have a Retina Screen.

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