Apple iPad 5 to be just 7.35 mm thin, making it third of all tablets

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By now it's clear that Apple has redesigned its 5th generation iPad to be unveiled next week drastically in terms of thickness and weight, making it in style with the svelte iPad mini.

Just how much thinner than the current iPad 4? Well, a leaked picture of the iPad 5 thickness measured with a digital instrument shows the impressive 7.35mm, which rates it third of all tablets, after the Xperia Tablet Z with its 6.9mm, and the iPad mini itself with 7.2mm. In comparison, the iPad 4 is 9.4mm, which is about the girth of some thin Windows 8 slates like the Sony Vaio Tap 11.

Let's not forget, however, that Apple has achieved this in a chassis crafted out of aluminum, whereas most other slates use plastic for their wrapping, making the 7.35mm number even more impressive. We are curious how much has the weight been reduced also, but for that we guess we'll have to wait for next Tuesday.

source: CTechCN
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