Silver iPad 5 Rear Shell Appears in New Photos with iPad Mini Styling

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    Back in January, a handful of photos of what was alleged to be the fifth-generation black iPad's rear shell surfaced, showing how the device would take design cues from the iPad mini to offer a smaller form factor with narrower side bezels and more rounded rear edges. An additional photo appeared in late April, but otherwise leaks of the device's rear shell have been scarce. A variety of cases designed to fit the expected iPad 5 form factor have also been appearing in recent months.

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    FanaticFone now shares some new photos of an alleged fifth-generation iPad rear shell, this time in the silver color that would presumably be paired with a white display assembly as on the iPad mini. The photos highlight several features of the part, including separate volume buttons as opposed to the single rocker button on the current iPad, dual speakers flanking the device's Lightning port along the bottom edge, and a narrower lip for the display assembly than seen on the current iPad.

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    The report also claims that the Apple logo on the part is silver as on the iPad mini, although it is not clearly shown in any photos. Only the black rear of the Apple logo insert can be seen in a photo of the inside of the shell. A second photo of the shell's bottom edge shows a bit of the logo, but out of focus and at a significant angle, making it difficult to see.

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    Apple's fifth-generation iPad is expected to launch as soon as next month, with a new iPad mini with Retina display perhaps following soon after.

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  2. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Can't wait to get my hands on the black and slate iPad 5!
     
  3. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    but how thick is it? thinner than the current ipads rear shell? I sure hope so, the ipad feels ancient to hold compared to the ipad mini just due to the thickness, bezel and weight
     
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    White bezel e.e

    I guess they needed to unify everything with the silver/white though
     
  6. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Err... does the Apple logo cutout look really strange to anyone else or just me?
     
  7. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Full sized iPad thinner lighter faster!

    Winner
     
  8. Johnny Vegas macrumors member

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    Looks like Apple will continue to not put a flash for the camera on the iPad.
     
  9. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    It does look weird. Oddly defined. Maybe it's because it's being viewed from the inside?
     
  10. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, but it is probably a reject. iPad 5 will definitely carry Mini styling.
     
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  12. Skika macrumors 68030

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    No need for a flash. No one sane takes pictures with iPads.
     
  13. Mac21ND macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's a reject or defective - - could be why this person got their hands on it.
     
  14. walexx macrumors member

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    Maybe like its laptops, the log on the iPad will glow which is why there is a cut out. Now that would be pretty cool :).
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Looks messy but like someone else said, it could be a reject.
     
  16. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Yeah, and I'm ok with that. The camera can be nice in a pinch while using it at home or facetiming. But if I'm anywhere wanting to get a decent looking picture (or in dim lighting), I'll always default to my iPhone.
     
  17. gxtoast macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm, where's the 12" version with Wacom stylus? Would even be happy with a stylus on the existing size retina display. A stylus option is the last thing required to complete the iPad picture.
     
  18. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    hmmm, aluminium shell. that's sexy :D
    can't wait for it.
     
  19. Georgij macrumors regular

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    That is a bigger iPad mini with a retina display!
     
  20. Bhatu macrumors regular

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    could be a chinese clone? :confused:
     
  21. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Cook: Then we told them, "We're going to double down on secrecy!" :rolleyes:
     

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    That looks so sexy. Can't wait to get a black one.
     
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  24. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    You aren't seeing the cutout, you're seeing the back of the black plastic that's been molded into the cutout. The inside of the iPad 4 looks the same way:

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  25. jamesdvb macrumors newbie

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    Not at all; the Apple logo cutout always looks bloated from the inside of the shell, because the hole is cut bigger on the inside of the shell to give a lip for the plastic logo to hold on to. For example, it looks just like the logo inside the iPad 3 shell:

    http://9to5mac.com/2012/02/08/purpo...s-a-very-high-resolution-image-of-the-inside/
     

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