Assembled iPad 5 shell gets compared to the iPad 4 on video, reveals iPad mini inspiration

The 5th generation iPad is coming fast and furious and from what we know about it, Apple's venerable tablet will be thinner, lighter and with less bezel than before. Dubbed iPad 5 for now, the slate's eventual chassis parts have been kidnapped from the factory and assembled together for our viewing pleasure in the video below, compared to the current iPad 4 edition, and it seems all those rumors its design will be similar to the iPad mini might turn out to be rather correct.

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1. sadegh1993

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i guess iPad 5th Gen will announce before summer ends or 10th September

9. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Need to replace my OLD iPad! And the iPad 5 looks tempting :)

2. AsisHaas

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

sept 10. iphone 5s and ipad 5 someday in october iphone 5c and ipad mini 2. just for fun.

3. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

my ipad 4 is gong to be old ! dont worry my dear ipad , i will not sell you

4. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Err... Where will my thumbs go? The reason I love the current iPads is because of the wide bezel and the ability to hold it on either ends with my thumb on top. It's gonna be a little weird holding it with this new design.

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Just like the Mini, it doesn't matter if they touch the screen.

10. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

iOS 6 resolved that issue. The "finger rejection" tweak of Apple.

15. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Yeah I know about that but it doesn't work on all the apps. Sometimes if you have your thumb on the screen and use your other finger for scrolling, it will trigger the pinch to zoom function. It does work on Safari and iBooks though.

5. trixie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Yay!im so excited..already give my iPad 4 to hubby bec of the iPad 5

6. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I love my nexus 7 IDC about this ipoo 5

8. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Superthin ;)

11. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

IKR! This a contender of SONY Xperia Tablet Z.. APPLE, SONY, I love these 2 brands! I hope HTC would release a 7 inch Tablet as I love their products too! :)

12. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hmmm...looks very good, I like the new speaker design to, will it be worth dropping my iPad4 for it though, I wonder? Waiting to see how much more powerful the iPad5 CPU/GPU is before making any decisions.

13. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Congrats Apple, the iPad finally does look like a phone. 4x5 app grid on a tablet is a poor use of space.

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

well it finally doesn't look exactly like a toy for kids, and the edges look more comfortable to hold than the prior models (not saying much, all apple handheld products are uncomfortable to hold), but I'd still never own one.

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