Here's what a 9.7-inch iPad with a thinner bezel would look like

Here's what a 9.7-inch iPad with a thinner bezel would look like
Despite the leaks and speculations we're bombarded with on a daily basis, nobody knows for sure what the next generation iPad will look like. That, however, doesn't stop designers from coming up with their own renderings of Apple's yet-to-be-announced tablet. 

One of them is the skilled Martin Hajek, also known as Martin uit Utrecht, who just recently shared some 3D renderings of what could be the iPad 5. His depictions demonstrate how the tablet would look like if the design principles used for the iPad mini are applied to the bigger, 9.7-inch model. 

As a result, the device has been given a thinner bezel and a flatter back side. Since the screen size of the fifth-generation iPad would likely stay the same, the width of the device has been trimmed down by 17 millimeters. Its height has been reduced as well, albeit by a marginal 4 millimeters. The unit itself is rendered with a thickness of 2 millimeters less in comparison to the current model.

If rumors are to be trusted, the next iPad will be announced at an Apple event in March, alongside a successor to the iPad mini. What will make the new model better than the old one hasn't been yet nailed by the rumor mill, but it is a pretty safe bet to assume that the iPad 5 will be slimmer, faster, and more magical than the model on sale today.



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23 Comments

3. wendygarett unregistered

I'm ready my savings :)

11. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol, definitely looks better!

22. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

lol Ipad 5 here I come! Im still rocking my 1st gen Ipad. Now is the time for an upgrade!

4. Darkrai

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Another over-priced product Nokia-forever

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'but it is a pretty safe bet to assume that the iPad 5 will be slimmer, faster, and more magical than the model on sale today.' - is that sarcasm ?

8. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

One would hope but no, PA does fully believe in the magicness of apple and their 200 useless articles on them daily prove this

6. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol good, another amazing iPad coming up on PA TV.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gorgeous

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

yawn......

10. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Looks Ugly.. :/

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

A year more to brag before ubuntu makes it's appearance on tab / phone formally. 20 million+ users on ubuntu desktop could be the first to switch to it :)

13. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

More magical? How its the same iPad with a minuscule bezel change . And some swap-outs for the internals are they ever gonna "reinvent" anything or just keep reproducing or recycling old crap.

14. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Google Chrome!

15. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Wow, revolutionary. Guess iSue will be trying to patent thin bezels next haha.

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

looks nicer....but will it still be overpriced?

17. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Oh this is so Revolutionary.. Not!!!

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN... Google Chrome on the Launcher Bar!? why i never! ;)

19. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

OMG ITS MAGICAL!!!!1!

20. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Looks pretty good

21. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i like what the iPad looks and also this rendered look..but i dont care what they look in the outside since it is apple and most of the apple products are really eye candy... what i want to see is some major UI overhaul!!! revamp the UI of the iOS! i wish to see a REAL HOMESCREEN!!! put some Mac OSX-ish look on the iOS on iOS 7 and maybe the next generation apple devices will still worth to buy! coz honestly, the iOS is stuck on 2007! no new things on its UI just some add ons!

23. mydi.maus unregistered

it looks like the IPAD biggy 5

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