Apple iPad 5 aluminum back housing leaks, confirms iPad mini-like redesign

Apple iPad 5 aluminum back housing leaks, confirms iPad mini-like redesign
The rear aluminum housing of the upcoming fifth-generation iPad has just leaked out and it confirms that the device will indeed come redesigned to look like the iPad mini.

Apple has managed to cut down the side bezel on the iPad 5 making the device much more compact. While the current fourth generation iPad (just like all previous models) is 185.7mm wide, the new iPad 5 manages to narrow this down to merely around 168mm. The difference is 17.7mm - that means the new iPad will be nearly 0.7 inches narrower. The height of the device is expected to remain almost the same.

The new iPad also looks much more like an iPad mini - the volume rocker is no longer really a rocker, but now divided into separate volume up and down buttons. The iPad 5 is also getting dual stereo speakers located at the very bottom of the device, surrounding the Lightning port.

It also seems that Apple has changed slightly the position of the rear iPad camera and now its closer to the edge, but still on the top left hand side.



source: FanaticFone

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32 Comments

1. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

let the war begin at 3... 2.... 1... go!

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Get out from here.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing better to contribute? Like how the redesign might result in a lighter iPad5? Or, that having stereo speakers is a nice improvement?

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That's not surprising. Apple designs are always same.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sooo you tell him to get out from here, then you start the war. Pot just called the kettle black.

28. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Why is saying their designs are always the same a bad thing? Apple's been the leader in industrial-tablet design ever since the release of the first iPad, only a few others have even come close. If there's one thing Apple SHOULDN'T change about the iPad, it's the design. I'm not sure he was trying to start a war, he was simply stating a fact.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I feel you commentator and respect your post, but why tell the other guy to get out from here? He then makes a statement that could be taken as starting a flame war.

9. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

What were you waiting for? Hundred millions of people love (or at least like) that design...they won´t change it in a while.

11. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

same sa Samsung. same design. copied from apple.

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

not made out of recycle plastic toys.

13. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Guys, you two are really disappointing.

24. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

It's this years meme, everyone that's a devoted blind follower of the OS has to repeat it as frequently as possible. Doesn't matter there's no truth to it, just keep repeating it over and over....

23. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

You mean like samsung?

30. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Of course!

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If the iPad 5 takes on the minis looks, it's gonna be a knockout. Big brother is already pretty powerful, but a facelift is needed. Lets see what ya got apple, fall approaches.

26. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

iPad maxi looks better with a uniform bezel, iPad mini requires the smaller bezel since it's actually compact which is not a issue with a maxi. Apple is like chickens with their heads cut off since Steve died.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok. That made no sense at all, but ok.

6. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I've been using the first gen ipad for 3 years now and would like to switch to an Android tablet, but I keep hearing that there aren't a lot of apps for tablets.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

You might want to spend some time on the Play store and see if there are similar tablet-enabled apps to the ones you use on your OG iPad. Relying on a third party assertion (that there aren't many apps for Android tablets) seems kind of shallow.

10. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

is this what call "contribution"?

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Is English a second language for you?

25. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Actually, yes, it is. Nothing in that comment was negative, trollish, or the like but it was full of good advice.

29. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

android automatically scales the app to whatever screen size the device has

14. trixie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I love it!and I will buy .

18. trixie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

IPad 5 next to my iPad 4 yay!cant wait..!

19. trixie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

And iPhone 5S next to my iPhone 5..!

15. trixie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Go on with your android with MALWARE .

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Totally with you on loving the iPad and buying it, but both get malware. Always look to avoid a flame war, android is a great platform IMHO.

17. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Looking forward to buying the next iPad - had my 3rd gen for 18 months now and anything that's lighter is a plus is my book. Plus i love the iPad mini design, gorgeous bit of kit.

21. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

While I'm not a fan of Apple AT ALL, I can appreciate that this is still a very nice tablet. It's always been a nice tablet, however it's the PRICE that I can't stomach. I don't see a reason to pay $600 for a pad that doesn't really do anything more than pads at half the price. My daughters both have the latest iPads and while I would have got them both Android pads, it was a gift so I had no choice. They LOVE their pads, and it has easily been one of the best gifts they've ever been given.. though both have said that Android pads would have been just fine too, just happens that my father bleeds Apple Juice. Having said all that.. this looks like a good update for the iPad. I cannot stand big chunky bezels so if they can slim them down as they did on the iPad mini, this will be a great revision. What would make this an even better update is if they can shave a lot of weight off. One thing I notice is that while using the current model, it's HEAVY. Nice update.. I hope the Android OEMS follow suit and also start shrinking the bezels!

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