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Pictures allegedly show back panel to next-generation Apple iPad

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Pictures allegedly show back panel to next-generation Apple iPad
A few days ago, some hot rumors warmed up a cool afternoon. One of the rumors said that the fifth generation Apple iPad, known as "J72," would launch in October along with the next version of the Apple iPad mini. Now that we have a rumored launch month, Monday night brought along pictures of what is claimed to be the back cover for the fifth-generation Apple iPad. With speculation that the overall design of the next full sized Apple tablet would be similar to the Apple iPad mini, it does make sense to this leaked back cover for the 9.7 inch slate, be nearly as thin as the back cover for Apple's 7.9 inch tablet. At the top of the larger cover, you will see the black antenna cut which hints at LTE connectivity for whichever model that prototype back cover is from.

The fifth-generation Apple iPad might play an important role in iOS history. As we pointed out on Sunday, a source is spreading the word that the tablet will be offered in a 128GB variant, the first time we've seen that much native storage from an iOS device. Considering the lack of a microSD slot on the iPad, power users should be happy to have this option. If Apple codes the amount of storage on its mobile devices as GOOD, BETTER and BEST, the ULTIMATE that will purportedly be available for the new iPad SKU would certainly suggest a 128GB version of the tablet. The only problem with this theory is that the source of this story says that the next full sized Apple tablet will have no design change compared to the fourth-generation tablet already out. That would seem to go against the existence of a thinner back panel.

There could be a logical answer. Earlier speculation called for the next full sized iPad to launch in March. Perhaps that is when we will see a "Refresh" version of the fourth-generation Apple iPad with 128GB storage with the newly-designed, thinner version of the fifth-generation Apple iPad to launch in October.

source: 9to5Mac via GSMArena


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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:05 6

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I can see android users trolling about how its the same and they don't care down in the comments below

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:13 4

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


For your information, Apple change every design every two years (different design but same old look) since iPad 2 is two years old now. It's nothing wrong to change it now lol :p

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:53 2

11. Igneel (unregistered)


Yeah, it's how Apple roll. They see Apple rolling, they hating. lol

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:55 4

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


Igneel!!!!! Lol

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:20

14. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I cannot tell the difference between iPad 2 and 4 if I don't pick them up . iPad 4 a lot heavier .
Time of apple to change the design .
But don't you feel that phone arena users are very predictable in what they comment on an apple article ?
Always the same old stuff

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:23

15. wendygarett (unregistered)


It's alright, we just get used to tho lol

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:06 2

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


IPad math~~ iPad math~~
Give me an iPad math :o'

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:08 8

4. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I can give my dislike ^^

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:11 2

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Oh wendy, so far you have been the funniest troll anyone could ever be with. From one time you say apple and another you say android

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:14

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


Off topic, is that you on avatar? I'm kinda like it :)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:19

13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


What's wrong with that ? Who are you to judge ?
I enjoy all my idevices and android devices very much just like Wendy .
Why fanboys like you only uses 1 OS ?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:08 4

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Apple has done a terrible job in protecting their future devices from being leaked out. We might end up seeing the device even before launch

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:21 11

8. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


boring ....

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:24 11

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i can see two pieces of plastic in the picture.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:35 10

10. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


the most boring news ever!!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:21 10

17. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Haha, now I can go to an Apple store and enjoy vandalizing both the iPads and iPhones.

Hooray for crappy anodized backings.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:56 3

18. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lol people get excited for these things still.. amazing.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 13:53

20. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I know right LOL

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 20:43

21. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Looks like the new Sony Tablet coming..

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