New Photos of the Black iPad 5 Front Panel and Digitizer Assembly

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    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.

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    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
     
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    Guy that took the picture may or not be screwed since you can see his reflection.
     
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    What he should have done was photoshop Tim Cook in the reflection making it look like Tim took the pic.
     
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    computer parts NEVER leak. don't get your hopes up.
     
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    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.
     
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    Sometimes we get leaks of more than just parts of upcoming Macs.
     
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    Looking forward to the mini 2 with retina (hopefully)
     
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    One of the funnier things i've seen here.

    I feel for his family. :eek:
     
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    Sold my 4 already looking forward to getting this :D
     
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    The original retina MBP enclosure leaked..

    And iPad's are computers too :cool:
     
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    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.
     
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    if he works at Foxconn, that narrows it down to about 20,000
     
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    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.
     
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    He looks Indian.
     
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    Anyone think there will be a price reduction? All these other tablets are getting ridiculously cheap...
     
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    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.
     
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    I think that he's Chinese or Korean.
     
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    damn that's racist.... maybe he's a alien disguised as a Asian for f sake.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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. :p
     

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