Surprise! iPad 5 will be "lighter and slimmer" with a smaller bezel

Surprise! iPad 5 will be
Oh wait, sorry. That's not a surprise at all. The top two features of every single Apple mobile device yet has led with "lighter and slimmer" or some thesaurus-aided combination of those words. We're pretty sure those words are permanently tattooed on every new Apple hardware designer. Still, we're at least getting a bit more info on how that "lighter and slimmer" will be attained, and it has to do with a smaller bezel.

The title image for this post was taken from an earlier article that we shared with you, which had a concept rendering of an iPad with a smaller bezel, but it turns out that image may be more accurate than you'd think. The new info comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who is predicting that this year's iPad will be “significantly lighter and slimmer”, and that will be due to the smaller bezel. 

The smaller bezel was something we saw first on the iPad mini, and it looks like its big brother will getting the same treatment. There had been rumors that the next iPad would hit in the Spring, but Kuo thinks that it's more likely the next iPad won't release until the fall. 

source: AppleInsider via BGR

Related phones

iPad Air
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 8820 mAh



1. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Surprise!!!!! iPad 5 will be "lighter and slimmer" with a smaller bezel (PSYCH)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22. wendygarett unregistered

Surprise!!! just take my money!!!! :D

41. homersimpsons

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

"just take my money..." - that 's a brilliant line Wendy - first time that I have seen that posted on a Tech Blog. Apple products obviously don't inspire any level of creativity in their users...

45. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

don't forget to the main innovation: MORE ICONS on the iConboard!!! :)

49. Droiddoes unregistered

OMFG HOLY F*CKING SH*T BALLS! Lighter AND slimmer?!?!?!?! Magical innovation right there erryone, THIS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

54. metalpoet unregistered


53. metalpoet unregistered

apple just go outside into the tech world, bend over that white picket fence of yours....Android, blackberry, and windows will be along shortly to rape your retarded world of its sales ;)

2. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I dont understand why they just didnt do this with the ipad 4 and the ipad mini from the get go, oh that's right because then they wouldn't be able to charge twice for minor updates to the product aka apple's business strategy.

3. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Lighter and smaller.... if Apple keeps on doing this there won't be any kind of iPad as we reach the ~ iPad 40 because it will be too small and too flat to see it :D

17. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Soon it will be transparent and so thin we can shave with it, if you can see it. Might just move toward Star Trek cloaking technology.

48. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

I can see, electric razor app for the people!

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

apple designs are getting reiterative and boring. make some alterations man.

5. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Instead of, "Surprise." Just subistitue it with, "Obviously."


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Surprise! another lame, useless, boring apple article, hours after basically the same article!!!

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did u actually click on the article just to post that?

19. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

As stated in the article, the last post was simply a concept rendering by a designer. This is a rumor from a reputable source. Still, I'd have to agree with DarkJedi, if you don't want to read Apple news, don't click the links.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cannot wait to sell my ipad 3, and get the 5 or the new mini.

13. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

ill buy your ipad 3

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll let u lol


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

ah iSee now. uCannot wait to buy a slightly faster, slimmer version of the 5th iPad in 36 months. Man, being a apple fan certainly is hard on the pocket books and light on usefulness. All the iPads but the 3 need not exist. There should not be 5 of those overpriced tablets out in 36 months. For f's sake, the first one launched in April 2010. Enough with the incremental upgrades for a premium price. lol!

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Take my money apple pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssssse

37. chadrick0814 unregistered

This phrase is quickly becoming the official motto for the blind follower. Better patent it before Apple beats you to it.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that was a good one lol

44. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

why? more icons?

55. metalpoet unregistered

wow i sure did save myself some trouble from spending hundreds of dollars on the NEWEST AND GREATEST IPAD EVER just for it to be useless 6 months later! wow 6.9 billion people on this planet with some truly revolutionary technology and all we can cdome up with is the same lame ass iPad with minor changes that do the same thing as the LAST 4 iPads!

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Apple really dont need to mention any of these things about the new ipad, all they need to say is "new" and "apple" and the ifans who own all of the current ipad models will start salvating and forming a q at their local apple store

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You'll b rite there too

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is funny because every Android release comes with a bigger screen than its predecesor.. and nobody say "obviously" will come with a bigger screen and a bigger processor...

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thats true

11. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Yea buddy. I'm ready for mini with retina. I am actually floored we are almost to an hour past this story being published and the fandroids (i use a galaxy phone) aren't tearing up the ipad. I guess fandroids and i sheep know the ipad is still the tablet king despite their phones becoming boring duds.

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless