Schematics for Apple iPad 5 leak and reveal that the tablet will borrow its looks from the Apple iPad mini

Schematics for Apple iPad 5 leak and reveal that the tablet will borrow its looks from the Apple iPad mini
Schematics have leaked for the fifth-generation Apple iPad and reveal that the next iteration of Apple's full-sized tablet will be taking much of its design from the Apple iPad mini. The edges of the next iPad match those of Apple's 7.9 inch slate and will be less tall and less wide than the current 9.7 inch model. It would also be about three-quarters as thick as the fourth-gen model. According to the leaked schematics, the 5th-generation iPad comes in at 232mm long, 178.5mm wide and 7.9mm thick, although when the glass is added to the frame, it will add a few mm to the dimensions.

The leak of the schematics, from a source that has been characterized as being reliable in the past, dovetails perfectly with earlier leaks of the tablet. Industry sources have said to expect the next full-sized iPad to resemble the iPad mini and be lighter and thinner. Last month, a picture of the slab's front panel was leaked confirming talk about the narrower bezel, another trait found on the mini.

The fifth-generation iPad is expected by the source to be launched sometime between mid-September and the end of October, and will come to market at the same time as another Apple iPod and/or an new Apple iPod touch.


source: Nowhereelse.fr (translated) via SlashGear

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30 Comments

1. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Not surprising honestly.

19. zero1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

Me too. Im not surprised till i see 2 GB of RAM at least quadcore processor 1.6ghz at least and over 400ppi with high resolution.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because iOS needs a 1.6GHz quad core processor... It barely needs 1GHz dual core to function.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That will make it the new most beautiful tablet on the market.

3. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Of course, there isn't any competition that has a better looking tablet or even comes close.

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Microsoft surface is beautiful....magnesium alloy!

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed.

6. Kurai unregistered

I agree that the ipad mini is gorgeous but the spec for its price is not worth it . . .

8. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

That the place for the Xperia Tablet Z

10. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Ditto, I'm rather fond of my Z tablet. Sony nailed it, simple as that.

16. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

After Sony Z..

20. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

omg im so wet /S

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It will look like the iPad mini nothing will never change

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So now they are borrowing other ipad designs? really? They must be out of ideas or taking their own designs. no wonder why their employees are leaving Apple. They need too fired their engineer team

5. papss unregistered

At least it's a good design unlike what SS is doing.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Foot in mouth. Samsungs new tabs look like there phones too...it's called brand unification Einstein. If you were a techie, instead of a pathetic blind fanboy, you'd know that.

17. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

What do you expect! Hi love VW(all VW looks this same=brand unification!?)

26. papss unregistered

Hi love VW? What the hell are you talking about. It's a picture of a VW sign, get over it.

25. papss unregistered

Um I am a techie and I know brand recognition..I was saying its better than SS brand recognition

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was for gadget

7. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Anyone else think that the fact that they will be removing two sides of the bezel will be bad? How do you hold it without holding onto the sides of the screen?

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5697; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

There's still big top and bottom bezels, so it should still be pretty easy to hold.

12. Igneel unregistered

Apple added a special touch that made small touches on the each sides of the iPad mini is disabled. Try it yourself. You can use the iPad mini like you're holding it on its 'side bezel'. I think this will also be available on this 'iPad mini-like' iPad. So no worries :)

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You can grasp the screen on the sides: It has palm rejection. I never had a false touch register on my Mini.

24. ken6688

Posts: 13; Member since: May 24, 2013

absolutely bad. it destroys the advantage of ipad being on aspect ratio of 4/3. removing the sides is meaningless besides aesthetic.

11. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

The iPad's back is too slippery, it always feel like it will slip out of my hands any minute. A matte finish would help.

27. papss unregistered

Why doesn't it have a minimal apple made cover on it?

14. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Xperia tablet Z is still the slimmest. lightest and water/dust resistance of them all

29. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Haters gona hate. iPad is still the best tablet (although Ativ Q seems just amazing)

30. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Every iPhone & iPad borrows its designs from its predecessors.

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