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New iPad prototype leaks out, alongside cases hinting at a slimmer tablet

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New iPad prototype leaks out, alongside cases hinting at a slimmer tablet
What looks to be the back of an upcoming iPad edition leaked out, indicating a slightly altered rear camera placement. Now there are rumors about an upcoming high-res iPad Mini 2, as well as a thinner iPad 5 with smaller bezel, and each of those might look like the leaked prototype above, at least from the rear.

Meanwhile, cases for the alleged iPad 5 have shown up, confirming the rumors for a 15% thinner and a third lighter next generation Apple tablet. The cases also reiterate the camera placement changes we actually see on the supposed prerelease unit, and the additional small opening indicates we might indeed have additional mic on the back for some spatial sound recording.

The other rumored specs are an A7 processor, 8 MP camera and an expected price of $500 for the 16 GB version as usual.


source: Weibo & SonnyDickson (Twitter) via GforGames

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posted on 17 Jun 2013, 05:09 3

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1250; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


This changes everything...again

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 05:21 7

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


IPad + ios 7 = heavenly rejoice :)

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 05:31 1

4. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


you forgot to add sarcasm at last

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:31 2

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 9358; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So now you're back to being an iOS fan?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 05:28

3. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


freakingly fake

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 05:51 2

5. Jason2k13 (Posts: 556; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


this design looks familiar...

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 08:50

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5670; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Familiar the same.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:02

6. twens (Posts: 448; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Very nice but I am done spending over $600 on mobile os tablets. Waiting for the new Haswell surface pro

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:30 2

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 9358; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bring on the best of the best. I gotta have this puppy, I'm ready to retire my iPad 3.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 09:25 4

11. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


you really are a blinded fan of a specific brand...!

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 12:24 1

13. greathero1 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Actually, he has made it quite clear that he is a fan of both platforms. He uses both platforms and his posts about both are fair IMO. Sure you not talking about yourself?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 12:34

15. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Nope, pretty sure, i have had android since day one and today still android on S4, but after IOS 7 (borrowing) important features from android i will get either the Iphone 5s or Iphone 6, since i think its about time to try a new platform, i am not a fan. i believe in one thing.

Competition makes the market better for me as a customer.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 12:26

14. greathero1 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


You and me both. My iPad 3 has served me well but I think I am going to opt for the mini this time if it comes with the Retina Display. I definitely enjoy the smaller form factor.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 17:42

16. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 608; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I loved my Mini, but I hated the screen. A faster Retina Mini would be a dream, and likely a punch to the throat for the competition. A non-Retina Mini with iPad 2 internals is the second best-selling tablet ever, so that has to make everyone else slightly uneasy.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 08:23

9. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


What is that?!!

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 10:44

12. pradeepreddy (Posts: 34; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


i see current ipad/ipad3 there.
OH WAIT, IT'S REVOLUTIONARY NEXT GENERATION ;)

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