Apple iPad case manufacturer expects 5th-generation slate to be unveiled next week

Apple iPad case manufacturer expects 5th-generation slate to be unveiled next week
U.S. accessory manufacturer Hard Candy Cases has already introduced two cases for the fifth-generation Apple iPad. The company says that it expects to see the tablet unveiled during the keynote speech during the June 10th opening of the annual WWDC developer conference. The two cases are called the ShockDrop and the Squish which can be pre-ordered at $35 and $50 respectively.

The cases do appear to match what is expected from the next 9.7 inch Apple slate including thinner bezels, but there is a question as to the timing of the tablet's introduction. Other reports say that the fifth-generation iPad will start mass production this month or next, and be introduced in September. Next week, we expect that the WWDC buzz will be all about the redesigned UI of iOS 7.

Both cases ship on June 12th. The ShockDrop is available in black or black/red while the Squish is available in black, pink, lime or blue. Hard Candy Cases says that it is confident that the cases will fit, but if they don't, they will be replaced by ones that do.

source: HardCandyCases via electronista



1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

feels great to be an ipad 3 year later ipad 5 comes out. never will i buy new apple ipad....unless the price is radically reduced for the lte verizon version!!!

2. FlushGordon unregistered

Still dual core with 1 gig RAM?

11. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

because iOS does not need so much perfomance has android. if you see the iPad 4 can run the games much smother than nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

12. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

still works better than galaxy tab :-)

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cannot wait for this beauty of a beast. iPad 3 owner, iPad 5 buyer.

4. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

De best apple Ipad to own is the Ipad 3. You don't have to worry if Apple releases Ipad 5 or 7? The screen will still be the same. It won't feel very much faster than your Ipad 3 plus you will get ios7 in less than a week. Lol That's one beauty about apple but I still love my

5. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

As much as I hate icrap phones gotta say ipad are better than samsung

6. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Respectively would mean the ShockDrop is $35 and the Squish is $50 but the pictures show it's the opposite.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wtf, how is anyone ment to tell the difference between iPad. they all look the same! But Apple users will still be buying the new ipad5. What a joke.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

expect the same thing as last time people

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's all we get from you, so why not...

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If it has the styling of the mini, which is by far the best looking tablet I've ever seen, it's a no brainer. With the apps, business support, and overall Eco system the iPad is about the best there is.

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