French blog Nowhereelse known for its good track record in Apple rumors concludes this is indeed the iPad 5 front panel judging by the size of the hand when compared to the leaked component.
If that’s the case, the images below would also suggest that Apple has already kicked off manufacturing of the new iPad. Does this mean the tablet will arrive anytime soon? It does hint in that direction, but it does not necessarily mean that as this could well be an early prototype.
For the time being, there are too many ifs to be conclusive about this rumor, but at first sight it looks true. Take out that Sherlock Holmes magnifying lens, and inspect the images below.