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Apple iPad 5 front panel leaks with narrower iPad mini-like bezel?

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Apple iPad 5 front panel leaks with narrower iPad mini-like bezel?
The upcoming fifth-generation Apple iPad is rumored to have a lighter and thinner body, but it is also said to become more compact using a narrower side bezel, much like the iPad mini. And now the first front panels of what seems like the next 9.7-inch iPad have leaked out with that narrower bezel and more compact dimensions.

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.

source: Nowhereelse

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:14 9

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 12408; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Article attacked in 3.... 2..... 1...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:19 5

2. android_hitman (Posts: 654; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


nice innovation

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 23:44

14. vincelongman (Posts: 1604; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


defiantly a good improvement, but defiantly not innovation

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:24 10

3. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Thinner bezels, shinier fruit logo and BAM! another 600 USD

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:37 2

4. AndrewRamirez (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


Ok. Now what?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:15 5

5. iluvsmartphonexpdx (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Didn't know the next ipad is going to be tranparent...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:29 1

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1376; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i perfer the earlier ipad design , this looks like a ipod touch that has been expanded on photoshop

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:39 5

7. yonith (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


shut up and take my money!!!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:37 2

12. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Careful...Apple might sue you for something and take your money

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:45 4

8. martinlosha (unregistered)


Can I say I like Apple without my coment being thumbed down?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:36 2

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Shut up and don't take my money!!!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:00 1

10. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Apple only sees its customers as ATMs.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:08 1

11. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


After the ATM, then Cash Deposit. :)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:11 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6690; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


That's a iPad cover not a iPhone cover.

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