New Video of Assembled iPad 5 Enclosure Shows Smaller iPad Mini-Inspired Design

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    YouTube channel Unbox Therapy has posted a new video showing what appears to be the rear shell and front panel of the next-generation iPad, with size comparisons to the current full-size iPad. The enclosure in the video is consistent with previous leaks including a set of photos last week also claiming to be of the front panel and digitizer of the next generation iPad.

    The new video, which offers a good overview of the parts, also highlights the separate up and down volume buttons on the side of the upcoming device, refined speakers, and an overall narrower design measuring two-thirds of an inch less than the current model.

    Various leaks pertaining to Apple's full-sized iPad have surfaced in recent months, including photos of the tablet's silver rear shell as well as additional photos of the black iPad 5's front components. The new design takes strong design cues from the iPad mini, with Apple also reportedly using the same touch panel technology as in the iPad mini to reduce size and weight.

    Apple will reportedly release the thinner full-size iPad and the next-generation iPad mini in the final three months of the year. The company is holding an iPhone media event on September 10, but it will not include the introduction of the refreshed iPad line.

    Article Link: New Video of Assembled iPad 5 Enclosure Shows Smaller iPad Mini-Inspired Design
     
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    This is my next.

    Getting rid of my iPad mini for this.
     
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    All I can say is if Apple is leaking this, it's a good preemtive strike.
     
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    I wonder if this guy is gonna get done for handling stolen goods?
     
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    The only reason I chose an iPad mini over the full-size one was weight.

    It looks like Apple will lighten the iPad quite a bit with the 5. Can't wait to go back to a retina iPad.
     
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    This is the irritating part! We all know for a fact what its going to look like. We have enough renderings, schematcis and a whole lot of pictures (fake or real) to attest that. There has been so many leaks, all of the same thing. Nothing which talks about internal specifications, camera, colours, new features, nothing substanial. Kind of weird! maybe the iPhone launch will give us some insight.
     
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    The lens they used to shoot this was really distracting. The whole time I was thinking, "Why did they use that lens??" :D
     
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    Wow, I wonder how he got this. Most leaks are from China.
     
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    This is going to be a huge jump coming from my iPad 2. I'm so freaking excited! Hope it comes with at least 2GB of ram so that when Lightroom for iPad comes out next year it will be smooth sailing. I'm also hoping for 32/64/128GB for $499/599/699. I'd like to pick up a 128GB model with LTE+GPS and then I'll be all set for a few more years. A quad-core A7 would be icing on the cake, but I imagine difficult to squeeze into such a smaller package?

    Does anyone else wish that Apple would add a Wacom-esque pressure sensitive digitizer BTO option for $100 more? I'd totally pay for that, maybe even $150 more. Otherwise I'm going to look into these new pen options. Anyone have advice on the best one? I'd like to use my iPad to do more sketches and illustrations.
     
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    This will be my first iPad purchase and if I'm honest I can't wait. Roll on October!
     
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    So torn! iPad Mini (assuming it has Retina) or iPad 5 gahhhhhhh
     
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    Interesting that the (purported) thickness is essentially the same as that of the iPad 4th gen, but with more squared-off edges. Assuming a similar density to the iPad 4, and the width being reduced from 18.5cm to 17cm, then perhaps the weight will only drop by the same ratio - (17/18.5) x 652g = 600g.
     
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    hopefully this will launch alongside the "brighten up your day" event :D
     
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    This new iPad 5 will augment my existing Mini nicely.
     
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    I have an iPad 4 and I'd upgrade if it's recognizably lighter. If not, I'll wait for the next update to see if any features are added.
     
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    Hurry up Apple

    The crack in my old iPad2 screen grows daily.
     
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    Who would have thought? Im realy shocked, bravo Apple.
     
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    Never seen this comment before
     
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    You make a good point. It might make sense to let case components leak to get people excited about the new design. The cosmetics are what people get excited about (see iPhone S grumblings). Keep the internals secret because that's their ace, that's what they play down but secretly rely upon.
     
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    I am torn between the mini 2 and 5 as well. For me it's all about weight. The iPad 2 came in at 600g while the mini is 300g. If the 5 can come in somewhere in the middle I'll probably go for that. 400g and I'd be thrilled.

    Also, I wish that the bezels on the other sides were shaved down as well. These are the sides you hold it in landscape mode and with the bezels the length they are now it's hard for your thumbs to reach the entire keyboard.
     
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    Same here but w/ a 3. Weight is the key spec I'm looking at with the 5. But even if it comes in a 1.33 Lbs (iPad 2 weight), it's a denser form factor so 1.33 Lbs on the 5 may feel like 1.5 Lbs of the 3 or 4. Definitely looking forward to the reviews.
     
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    If they even get it down to 500g I'd be incredibly impressed...
     

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