Apple's new tablets snapped again, along with the iPad 5 thinner display assembly
The newest leak claiming to be photos of the upcoming Apple iPad 5 and the smaller iPad mini 2 shows an interesting observation, namely that the iPad mini 2 might not have the fingerprint scanning Touch ID technology, but the good old home button, probably to keep costs at bay.
The larger iPad 5, however, is clearly equipped with one, and the new screen tech inside is allegedly making it thinner and lighter than the current crop. We've seen a new ribbon cable leaked, as well as other pictures of the iPad 5 with the Touch ID feature, so it's very probable it will have one. As for the iPad mini 2, most everything is up in the air with this one, including the presence of higher resolution display, and even availability. October 22 is just in a few days, so not much guesswork left.
Furthermore, the iPad 5's LCD display package has leaked out, too, perhaps the first time we see it out in the open, indicating that all systems are in place for mass production of Apple's venerable tablet. The screen is expected to use just one tube for lighting, making it thinner and lighter, and eventually sport the frugal IGZO display technology, which, given yesterday's rumor about Sharp retooling a whole TV factory to make mobile displays, is not out of the question.