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Here's what a 9.7-inch iPad with a thinner bezel would look like

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Here's what a 9.7-inch iPad with a thinner bezel would look like
Despite the leaks and speculations we're bombarded with on a daily basis, nobody knows for sure what the next generation iPad will look like. That, however, doesn't stop designers from coming up with their own renderings of Apple's yet-to-be-announced tablet. 

One of them is the skilled Martin Hajek, also known as Martin uit Utrecht, who just recently shared some 3D renderings of what could be the iPad 5. His depictions demonstrate how the tablet would look like if the design principles used for the iPad mini are applied to the bigger, 9.7-inch model. 

As a result, the device has been given a thinner bezel and a flatter back side. Since the screen size of the fifth-generation iPad would likely stay the same, the width of the device has been trimmed down by 17 millimeters. Its height has been reduced as well, albeit by a marginal 4 millimeters. The unit itself is rendered with a thickness of 2 millimeters less in comparison to the current model.

If rumors are to be trusted, the next iPad will be announced at an Apple event in March, alongside a successor to the iPad mini. What will make the new model better than the old one hasn't been yet nailed by the rumor mill, but it is a pretty safe bet to assume that the iPad 5 will be slimmer, faster, and more magical than the model on sale today.



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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 09:13 5

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm ready my savings :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:51 4

11. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


lol, definitely looks better!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 21:26

22. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


lol Ipad 5 here I come! Im still rocking my 1st gen Ipad. Now is the time for an upgrade!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 09:26 3

4. Darkrai (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Another over-priced product

Nokia-forever

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 09:27 10

5. tech2 (Posts: 2180; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


'but it is a pretty safe bet to assume that the iPad 5 will be slimmer, faster, and more magical than the model on sale today.' - is that sarcasm ?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:13 1

8. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 446; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


One would hope but no, PA does fully believe in the magicness of apple and their 200 useless articles on them daily prove this

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 09:57

6. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lol good, another amazing iPad coming up on PA TV.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:07 6

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 11855; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Gorgeous

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:25 4

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1352; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


yawn......

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:45 6

10. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


Looks Ugly.. :/

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:07 2

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


A year more to brag before ubuntu makes it's appearance on tab / phone formally. 20 million+ users on ubuntu desktop could be the first to switch to it :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:22 2

13. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 246; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


More magical? How its the same iPad with a minuscule bezel change . And some swap-outs for the internals are they ever gonna "reinvent" anything or just keep reproducing or recycling old crap.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:30

14. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


Google Chrome!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 12:07 3

15. GoBears (Posts: 363; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Wow, revolutionary. Guess iSue will be trying to patent thin bezels next haha.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 12:15

16. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


looks nicer....but will it still be overpriced?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 12:39 1

17. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Oh this is so Revolutionary.. Not!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 13:01 1

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN...

Google Chrome on the Launcher Bar!? why i never! ;)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 13:54

19. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


OMG ITS MAGICAL!!!!1!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:14

20. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Looks pretty good

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:57

21. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i like what the iPad looks and also this rendered look..but i dont care what they look in the outside since it is apple and most of the apple products are really eye candy...

what i want to see is some major UI overhaul!!! revamp the UI of the iOS! i wish to see a REAL HOMESCREEN!!! put some Mac OSX-ish look on the iOS on iOS 7 and maybe the next generation apple devices will still worth to buy!

coz honestly, the iOS is stuck on 2007! no new things on its UI just some add ons!

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 03:47

23. mydi.maus (unregistered)


it looks like the IPAD biggy 5

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