Leaked photos of next iPad's front frame suggest a thinner and harder to repair tablet

Dutch website OneMorThing published twophotos of what could be the next iPad's screen and frame. It'sperfectly possible that the leak is illegitimate, but it does containsome clues about stuff that we're yet to see in the current crop ofiPads. Although the frame looks identical to the iPad Air at firstglance, there is a great difference in how it's supposed to fit thedisplay. It seems the display is directly glued on to the rear of theframe, just like in Apple's Retina MacBook Pro laptops.



This design decision could facilitate athinner device overall, and/or help Apple fit a slightly largerbattery inside. And while that's uncertain, it's a sure bet that theglued display will make repairs very complicated. If the next iPadships like this, it probably won't win any accolades by iFixIt, butwe assume its teardown wizards will be up for the challenge.



Unlike the iPhone 6, the next iPadisn't leaking especially often. What we've been clued in so far isthat the tablet will feature Apple's Touch ID fingerprintidentification technology, a TSMC-produced A8 64-bit processor, andan 8MP main camera. Additionally, Apple is working on a 12.9-inchiPad for next year. It will take the time to build specialproductivity features that will make sense of its large display.




source: OneMoreThingvia NoWhereElse.fr

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31 Comments

31. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Glued display means less reflection. That's a plus!

22. maxmppower unregistered

Smooth Move Apple

12. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Honestly all the iPhone 6 leaks IMO have been debatable. So I wouldn't say the iP6 has been leaked often. I will go on the record and say Apple isn't making a larger iPad because it will cut into MBAir sells, even though they are declining. At least let me put it this way, until iOS is stronger in multi-tasking there will be no larger version. And finally that hole for the home button doesn't look larger enough for touch ID.

10. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

last year apple iPhone and iPad leaks were out of control and looks like same is going to happen this year too.....

18. Sauce unregistered

If your company of choice was as loved and as popular as Apple, you would be happy. Quit complaining lol.

9. imagebloke

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

I can't wait to see what is behind the new ipad. If they don't add more ram it will be very disappointing.

8. BCMWorld

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

So i-Phonearena, from the front frame you can see how hard or easy is for it to be repaired? Pathetic

7. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

The only Apple product I am looking forward to when more info comes along.

6. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I like the "onemorething" logo. :]

4. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Dear apple can you make something new and innovative....plzzzzzz

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude just don't buy it.... Plzzzzzzz

11. blingblingthing

Posts: 986; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I'm sure he won't, but apple has gone soft.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Doesn't matter as long as their iFans are still hard for them.

14. Sauce unregistered

Insecurity at its finest.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He'd explode if apple crashed and burned. Too bad they won't.

16. Sauce unregistered

I'd hate to be his friend in RL…. Also, my prayers to him for finding a lady friend one day.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think hating apple is his lady friend.

21. Sauce unregistered

Probably has a fleshlight with an anti-Apple sticker on it.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO, and he'll claim that flashlight is made by Samsung.

24. Sauce unregistered

Lolllllll xD

30. Sauce unregistered

Yo Dark… Read posts 28, 27, 25, & 26. Does he have some kind of disorder LOL?

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

and you incling with everyone on here is your man friend,,, mmm something fishy isee

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

no one likes you here let alone be your friend

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

dont worry, everyone is wishing and hoping it will. the last time it nearly RIP, but that OBAMA saved your beloved apple orelse it would be long gone buy know

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

jealousy at its best

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I don't think they will ever change. and people will be like what's the difference. even a regualr consumer don't know the difference between the ipad 4/3

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was kinda redundant dude.

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

really, buying the same design 4times, anyone would be a fool to do that

3. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

This looks just like the first iPad Air front panel.

2. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Yeah apple's are too overrated

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