New iPad prototype leaks out, alongside cases hinting at a slimmer tablet

New iPad prototype leaks out, alongside cases hinting at a slimmer tablet
What looks to be the back of an upcoming iPad edition leaked out, indicating a slightly altered rear camera placement. Now there are rumors about an upcoming high-res iPad Mini 2, as well as a thinner iPad 5 with smaller bezel, and each of those might look like the leaked prototype above, at least from the rear.

Meanwhile, cases for the alleged iPad 5 have shown up, confirming the rumors for a 15% thinner and a third lighter next generation Apple tablet. The cases also reiterate the camera placement changes we actually see on the supposed prerelease unit, and the additional small opening indicates we might indeed have additional mic on the back for some spatial sound recording.

The other rumored specs are an A7 processor, 8 MP camera and an expected price of $500 for the 16 GB version as usual.


source: Weibo & SonnyDickson (Twitter) via GforGames

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16 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This changes everything...again

2. wendygarett unregistered

IPad + ios 7 = heavenly rejoice :)

4. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

you forgot to add sarcasm at last

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So now you're back to being an iOS fan?

3. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

freakingly fake

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

this design looks familiar...

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Familiar the same.

6. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Very nice but I am done spending over $600 on mobile os tablets. Waiting for the new Haswell surface pro

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on the best of the best. I gotta have this puppy, I'm ready to retire my iPad 3.

11. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

you really are a blinded fan of a specific brand...!

13. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Actually, he has made it quite clear that he is a fan of both platforms. He uses both platforms and his posts about both are fair IMO. Sure you not talking about yourself?

15. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Nope, pretty sure, i have had android since day one and today still android on S4, but after IOS 7 (borrowing) important features from android i will get either the Iphone 5s or Iphone 6, since i think its about time to try a new platform, i am not a fan. i believe in one thing. Competition makes the market better for me as a customer.

14. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

You and me both. My iPad 3 has served me well but I think I am going to opt for the mini this time if it comes with the Retina Display. I definitely enjoy the smaller form factor.

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I loved my Mini, but I hated the screen. A faster Retina Mini would be a dream, and likely a punch to the throat for the competition. A non-Retina Mini with iPad 2 internals is the second best-selling tablet ever, so that has to make everyone else slightly uneasy.

9. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

What is that?!!

12. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

i see current ipad/ipad3 there. OH WAIT, IT'S REVOLUTIONARY NEXT GENERATION ;)

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