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

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



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



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




source: OneMoreThing via NoWhereElse.fr

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31 Comments

1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Please use banana for scale

2. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Yeah apple's are too overrated

3. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

This looks just like the first iPad Air front panel.

4. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

11. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; 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: 31039; 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: 31039; 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: 31039; 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: 31039; 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

6. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I like the "onemorething" logo. :]

7. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

8. BCMWorld

Posts: 59; 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

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.

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.

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.

22. maxmppower unregistered

Smooth Move Apple

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