Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 31, 2013, 08:57 AM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
New Photo Shows Rear of iPad 5's Narrower Front Bezel and Digitizer [Update: No]




Taiwanese blog Apple.pro, which has on a number of occasions discovered photos of parts from upcoming Apple products, has shared a new photo [Google translation] of what is claimed to be the front panel and digitizer assembly for the upcoming fifth-generation iPad.

The photo, which was posted 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, 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 [Google translation] that the photo is actually an iPad mini part, taken from a Chinese part vendor's website.

Article Link: New Photo Shows Rear of iPad 5's Narrower Front Bezel and Digitizer [Update: No]
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:02 AM   #2
KrazyBear15
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Dakota
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!
__________________
iPhone 6 128GB Space Gray
KrazyBear15 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:02 AM   #3
SteveJobs2.0
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Mmmm nice. Should be more comfy to hold.
SteveJobs2.0 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:03 AM   #4
Nathan20
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
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.
Nathan20 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:03 AM   #5
KylePowers
macrumors 68000
 
KylePowers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Well now I'll be torn on whether to get this redesigned iPad 5 or iPad Mini with Retina
KylePowers is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:03 AM   #6
Mac21ND
macrumors 6502a
 
Mac21ND's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
May need to trade in my iPad 2 toward this...
Mac21ND is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:03 AM   #7
GunZi
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
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
GunZi is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:04 AM   #8
Technarchy
macrumors 601
 
Technarchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Software is the concern for me. Not hardware.

WWDC is what I'm focused on currently.
Technarchy is online now   2 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:06 AM   #9
gadget123
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United Kingdom
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.
gadget123 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:07 AM   #10
adbe
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
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.

Last edited by adbe; May 31, 2013 at 09:23 AM.
adbe is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:16 AM   #11
Raftysworld
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Does it look kind of fat to anyone else?
Raftysworld is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:21 AM   #12
ValSalva
macrumors 68040
 
ValSalva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Burpelson AFB
Darn third party parts supplier leaks

Still don't think we'll see the iPad 5 at WWDC.
ValSalva is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:23 AM   #13
sza
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by adbe View Post
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...
sza is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:23 AM   #14
YeahBuddy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Quote:
Originally Posted by adbe View Post
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.
__________________
21.5" iMac, 32GB iPad, 32GB iPhone, Apple TV
YeahBuddy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:27 AM   #15
blackcrayon
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by adbe View Post
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.
blackcrayon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:29 AM   #16
iZac
macrumors 65816
 
iZac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Shanghai
Quote:
Originally Posted by adbe View Post
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.
__________________
Robert Goulden
http://www.robgoulden.com
iZac is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:31 AM   #17
wutang01
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: .syd.nsw.aus
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/...-current-ipad/
wutang01 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:31 AM   #18
TreyCox
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Swainsboro, Ga
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.
__________________
21.5" iMac (Mid 2011), 27" iMac (Late 2010), iPhone 5, iPhone 5s (CDMA), iMac G3 (Summer 2000), tv 2, Power Mac G5 (Mid 2005), 24" iMac (Late 2006)
TreyCox is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:31 AM   #19
charlituna
macrumors G3
 
charlituna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan20 View Post
iPad 5 redesign has been rumoured for a while now,
Makes me wonder which came first, the rumor or the panel

Quote:
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
charlituna is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:33 AM   #20
The Mercurian
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by adbe View Post
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
The Mercurian is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:35 AM   #21
GoCubsGo
macrumors Nehalem
 
GoCubsGo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
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.
GoCubsGo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 09:39 AM   #22
Noctilux.95
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: LA
I'm keeping my iPad 4 and adding a Retina Mini.
Noctilux.95 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 10:06 AM   #23
KylePowers
macrumors 68000
 
KylePowers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by TreyCox View Post
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!
KylePowers is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 10:13 AM   #24
blitzer09x87
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2013
hmmm... nice!
will definitely consider this beast when i will buy my next tablet (in december).
blitzer09x87 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2013, 10:17 AM   #25
Smartass
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
so it's still going to have a normal button at the bottom thats going to break after a while?
Smartass is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad: iPad 5 rear and front put together Defender2010 iPad 13 Sep 2, 2013 01:59 PM
More Photos of Next-Generation iPad Front Panel and Digitizer Surface MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 6 Aug 29, 2013 07:15 AM
Possible Photo of Lower-Cost Plastic iPhone Rear Shells Shows New Blue Color MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 198 Aug 17, 2013 09:58 AM
New Photos of the Black iPad 5 Front Panel and Digitizer Assembly MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 127 Aug 11, 2013 03:04 PM
Alleged iPad 5 Front Bezel Photos Show Narrower iPad Mini-Like Sides MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 108 May 20, 2013 10:45 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC