Apple iPad 5 front panel leaks with narrower iPad mini-like bezel?

Apple iPad 5 front panel leaks with narrower iPad mini-like bezel?
The upcoming fifth-generation Apple iPad is rumored to have a lighter and thinner body, but it is also said to become more compact using a narrower side bezel, much like the iPad mini. And now the first front panels of what seems like the next 9.7-inch iPad have leaked out with that narrower bezel and more compact dimensions.

French blog Nowhereelse known for its good track record in Apple rumors concludes this is indeed the iPad 5 front panel judging by the size of the hand when compared to the leaked component.

If that’s the case, the images below would also suggest that Apple has already kicked off manufacturing of the new iPad. Does this mean the tablet will arrive anytime soon? It does hint in that direction, but it does not necessarily mean that as this could well be an early prototype.

For the time being, there are too many ifs to be conclusive about this rumor, but at first sight it looks true. Take out that Sherlock Holmes magnifying lens, and inspect the images below.

source: Nowhereelse

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14 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31533; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Article attacked in 3.... 2..... 1...

2. android_hitman unregistered

nice innovation

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

defiantly a good improvement, but defiantly not innovation

3. TheMaxColonel

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Thinner bezels, shinier fruit logo and BAM! another 600 USD

4. AndrewRamirez

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Ok. Now what?

5. iluvsmartphonexpdx

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Didn't know the next ipad is going to be tranparent...

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i perfer the earlier ipad design , this looks like a ipod touch that has been expanded on photoshop

7. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

shut up and take my money!!!

12. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Careful...Apple might sue you for something and take your money

8. martinlosha unregistered

Can I say I like Apple without my coment being thumbed down?

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Shut up and don't take my money!!!

10. TheMaxColonel

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Apple only sees its customers as ATMs.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

After the ATM, then Cash Deposit. :)

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's a iPad cover not a iPhone cover.

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