New iPad 5 Case Consistent with Rumored Mini-Style Redesign

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    Apple accessory manufacturer MiniSuit has already created a case for the upcoming fifth-generation iPad, based on data and specifications received from what the site claims is a reliable source. The site sent MacRumors photos of the case this evening.

    Case manufacturers often obtain case specs ahead of product releases to get a jump on manufacturing. Creating a case based on measurements can be a gamble, but an early case release can be financially beneficial.

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    The iPad 5 case is slimmer than the fourth-generation iPad case, which supports rumors that the next iPad will share design similarities with the iPad mini, most notably featuring smaller side bezels.

    The back of the case depicts an extra hole, which is for the microphone. The current fourth-generation iPad's microphone is located at the top of the device, but Apple has relocated the microphone to the back of the iPad 5, as noted in leaked photos of the rear shell of the device.

    In addition to slimmer bezels and a smaller size, the iPad 5 is said to be significantly thinner than the iPad 4, featuring the chamfered edges of the iPad mini, which is apparent in the less angled design of the iPad 5 case. We recently posted a mockup of what the fifth-generation iPad might look like, based on the current rumors and the leaked rear shell.

    An iPad 5 with a reduced size would likely necessitate a redesign of the interior of the tablet as well, incorporating smaller chip components and a thinner display panel.

    Several different release dates for the fifth-generation iPad have been suggested, ranging from March to mid-year to October, with most rumors settling on a fall release. According to MiniSuit, Apple's iPad 5 will be released in June.

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    nah these are for the iPad 6, which comes out 3 months after ipad 5
     
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    I will miss the beveled edges. It made the tablet super easy to pick up from any angle when on a table.
     
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    New headphones?

    If they have the headphone jack on the back of the iPad, do you think there will be new headphones? Most headphone jacks are longer than the iPad is wide
     
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    Whats the point of the mic being on the back of the pad... Makes no sense..
     
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    The hole on the back is the microphone spot. The headphone jack is where it was on the old ipad.
     
  7. Krud92
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    I just realized that said microphone. Not headphone jack.

    My bad haha
     
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    Silent movies went out in the 1920's or so. ;)
     
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    Silent video chat has never existed to my knowledge. :p
     
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    Well switching to this setup, I do wonder how much weight they will shed?

    Also will the screen allow me to play my Fruit Ninja games without glitching?

    Meh, it has my money probably already... ...unless the mini goes retina and can keep the weight at a good limit.
     
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    I think I'll hold off pre-ordering one of these cases.

    Nothing like building accessories based on rumors.

    There's always a couple, and they are always off just a little.
     
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    I thought the watermark over the image said something else at first.:D
     
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    Like what?
     
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    You're right! On quick glance it does.
     
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    hahaha i had to scroll back up and was like LOL! ur right
     
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    Shucks, I stared at it.

    Oh we'll. :mad:
     
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    Why does any of that matter to someebody who is going to put it into a case anyways?
     
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    The iPad 4 has a Lightning connector. That case must be for the iPad 3.
     
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    I'm thinking iPad 5 next month and mini with retina in fall.
     
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    iPad 2, 3, and 4 can all fit mostly the same cases. Producing a case with a smaller cut out so that it only works with the iPad 4 doesn't make much business sense.
     
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    Maybe they're changing the connector again.
     
  22. mac jones
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    Right.

    Nevermind :eek:
     
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    I'll probably have to upgrade my iPad 3 if the rumored dimensions are true. I'd love a thinner iPad with a smaller footprint.
     
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    So, you agree that it's not an iPad 4 case? Super.
     
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    When you're recording video of someone else you want to heard them :rolleyes:

    Like replacing my iPhone I've waited so long for an iPad a few more months won't kill me, can't wait to see what they release in June.
     

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