Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:51 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
New Photos of the Black iPad 5 Front Panel and Digitizer Assembly




Back in April, a pair of photos surfaced showing what was claimed to be a white front panel from Apple's fifth-generation iPad, showing narrower side bezels as had been rumored as part of a redesign inspired by the iPad mini. A brief video that surfaced over this past weekend also appeared to show the next-generation iPad's front panel and digitizer paired with a rear shell.

Now, a new listing at parts and repair firm Macfixit Australia includes a number of photos of a similar part, which the company's supplier says is a genuine front panel and digitizer for the fifth-generation iPad.

The part shows the same narrower side bezels seen in previous leaks, as well as a pair of flex cables running along one of the long edges of the panel and ending in connectors in roughly the same location seen on both the current iPad and in the leaked photo from last weekend. The connectors are different from those seen in current and previous full-size iPads, but Apple has been rumored to be making a number of technological changes in order to achieve the smaller form factor expected for the upcoming iPad, revisions which could necessitate a significant change in connector design.
Quote:
Our supplier claims this is the new iPad 5 Screen/Digitizer:

- The display area is the same as the iPad Retina.

- The edges of the frame are narrower using the same style as the iPad mini.

- The ITO (Indium tin oxide) is the same as the iPad mini.

- There is now 2 connectors instead of 1.

- The connectors have been changed from FFC (Flat Flexible Cable, like the iPad 2/3/4) to FPC (Flexible Printed Circuits, like the iPhone 4/5).
Stamped on the front panel is a part number of 821-1892-02, which matches the format used by Apple on many of its iOS device components.

Apple is expected to introduce the fifth-generation iPad as soon as next month, with an updated iPad mini rumored to be following fairly soon after.

(Thanks, Martin!)

Article Link: New Photos of the Black iPad 5 Front Panel and Digitizer Assembly
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:52 PM   #2
komodrone
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Guy that took the picture may or not be screwed since you can see his reflection.
komodrone is offline   19 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:54 PM   #3
Ichabod.
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Now if we could just get some rMBP parts...
__________________
13" Aluminum MacBook Late 2008, 2.0 GHz, 8GB RAM
1 TB HD and ready for Mavericks
iPhone 3GS
Ichabod. is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:56 PM   #4
iheartiphone4
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: La Crosse, WI
Quote:
Originally Posted by komodrone View Post
Guy that took the picture may or not be screwed since you can see his reflection.
What he should have done was photoshop Tim Cook in the reflection making it look like Tim took the pic.
iheartiphone4 is offline   41 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:57 PM   #5
Regbial
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
ohh s***..
Regbial is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:57 PM   #6
newyorksole
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: LongIsland/NYC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ichabod. View Post
Now if we could just get some rMBP parts...
computer parts NEVER leak. don't get your hopes up.
__________________
iPhone 5S 32GB Gold.
iMac 21.5" Mid-2010 1TB/8GB/i5.
newyorksole is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:00 PM   #7
Adokimus
macrumors 6502a
 
Adokimus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Oh god, I feel awful that you can see his reflection. He's selling these photos to make a little money since he works for pennies, but he is likely only viewing these pics on a mobile and doesn't realize he's sending his reflection. I bet he's going to be in a world of hurt over this.
__________________
17" Apple MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz i7
[sarcasm]jokes[/sarcasm]
Adokimus is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:01 PM   #8
Michaelgtrusa
macrumors 68040
 
Michaelgtrusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Everywhere And Nowhere
More leaks.
__________________
iMACAll life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
TWITTER TUMBLR
Michaelgtrusa is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:02 PM   #9
WildCowboy
Administrator/Editor
 
WildCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by newyorksole View Post
computer parts NEVER leak. don't get your hopes up.
Sometimes we get leaks of more than just parts of upcoming Macs.
__________________
Editor in Chief, MacRumors
WildCowboy is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:04 PM   #10
sleepyking
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Looking forward to the mini 2 with retina (hopefully)
sleepyking is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:07 PM   #11
Macalway
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
One of the funnier things i've seen here.

I feel for his family.
Macalway is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:07 PM   #12
JoEw
macrumors 6502a
 
JoEw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Sold my 4 already looking forward to getting this
__________________
Late 2009 27" iMac, i5, iPhone 5 32GB Black, 13" Macbook Air, i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, TV 3rd Generation iPod Nano iPad Air 32GB White
JoEw is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:12 PM   #13
xmichaelp
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by newyorksole View Post
computer parts NEVER leak. don't get your hopes up.
The original retina MBP enclosure leaked..

And iPad's are computers too
__________________
2012 13" MacBook Pro 2.5, 8, 250 SSD x Dell s2240l IPS display
xmichaelp is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:12 PM   #14
syd430
Guest
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by komodrone View Post
Guy that took the picture may or not be screwed since you can see his reflection.
Not much that you can make out in that picture except that he appears to of Asian decent. Good, we've narrowed down the perpetrator to 3.5 billion people.
  6 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:17 PM   #15
Medic311
macrumors 65816
 
Medic311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by syd430 View Post
Not much that you can make out in that picture except that he appears to of Asian decent. Good, we've narrowed down the perpetrator to 3.5 billion people.
if he works at Foxconn, that narrows it down to about 20,000
Medic311 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:19 PM   #16
Ryth
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Ryth is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:22 PM   #17
donutbagel
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by syd430 View Post
Not much that you can make out in that picture except that he appears to of Asian decent. Good, we've narrowed down the perpetrator to 3.5 billion people.
Not all 3.5 billion are male and work at Foxconn. I think that this guy could be identified because of the clarity of his facial features in the image.
donutbagel is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:22 PM   #18
Pyrrhic Victory
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by komodrone View Post
Guy that took the picture may or not be screwed since you can see his reflection.
He looks Indian.
Pyrrhic Victory is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:24 PM   #19
angemon89
macrumors 68000
 
angemon89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The place where Apple designs stuff
Anyone think there will be a price reduction? All these other tablets are getting ridiculously cheap...
__________________
Assembled in China (mostly)
angemon89 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:24 PM   #20
Ryth
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by angemon89 View Post
Anyone think there will be a price reduction? All these other tablets are getting ridiculously cheap...
They are cheap for a reason.

You don't see Audi or BMW dropping their prices because other cheap cars come out do you?

They drive and get you from place to place just like Audis and BMW's do. But we all know there is something called the driving experience and the design/make/materials/look of the car.

Now apply that here to tablets.
Ryth is offline   19 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:24 PM   #21
donutbagel
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyrrhic Victory View Post
He looks Indian.
I think that he's Chinese or Korean.
donutbagel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:25 PM   #22
iLoveiTunes
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyrrhic Victory View Post
He looks Indian.
damn that's racist.... maybe he's a alien disguised as a Asian for f sake.
iLoveiTunes is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:26 PM   #23
syd430
Guest
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medic311 View Post
if he works at Foxconn, that narrows it down to about 20,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by donutbagel View Post
Not all 3.5 billion are male and work at Foxconn. I think this guy could be identified because of the clarity of his facial features in the image.
Who says he didn't break in to a Foxconn factory, take a snap, and make an exit? As for whether being male or female, it could very well be a well-done rubber mask. In light of this, I guess I'll have to revise my estimate up to 7 billion people.
  1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:32 PM   #24
Zellio
macrumors 6502a
 
Zellio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
He looks like any chinese guy I've seen. The picture is not clear enough, you don't know his height, or any real distinguishing features.
__________________
2012 iMac i7,16 gb,680mx/2009 iMac I5/27" ACD
2012 13" MacBook Retina,8 gb,256 ssd/2010 11.6" MacBook Air
iPad Air/iPad Mini Retina/CoreDuo MacMini/iMac G3/G4/Apple Tv 1,3/iPod Nano 6/iPod 5.5 80
Zellio is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:32 PM   #25
bungiefan89
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by angemon89 View Post
Anyone think there will be a price reduction? All these other tablets are getting ridiculously cheap...
The competition uses the underpowered and fragmented Android operating system, laggy motion controls, and poor resolutions.
So, yes, the other tablets ARE cheap. That's for sure.
__________________
27" 2011 iMac, 3.4 GHz, 12GB RAM, 2GB VRAM - Late 2009 Macbook, 2.26 GHz, 4GB RAM - iPod touch 32GB 4g
bungiefan89 is offline   2 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.

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

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