Video shows how much lighter, thinner and narrower the Apple iPad 5 will be

Video shows how much lighter, thinner and narrower the Apple iPad 5 will be
We've already seen the new look of the next full-sized Apple tablet, the Apple iPad 5. Thanks to the design cues it has taken from the Apple iPad mini, the device is thinner and lighter and the volume rocker is made of two parts instead of just one. And we must not forget the stereo speakers that come with the new design.

If you want to know exactly how much the difference is between the iPad 5 and iPad 4, take a peek at the video below produced by Chinese part manufacturer sw-box.com. The length of the new tablet is, at 239.2mm, 2 full mm shorter than its predecessor. In terms of width, there is a rather noticeable difference. The Apple iPad 4 measured 185.7mm wide versus the 169.5mm for the upcoming device. Our math skills aren't what they once were, but it still works out to a 16.2mm difference.

There is also a small, but noticeable difference in thickness. The Apple iPad 4 is 9.4mm thick while the iPad 5 is 7.2mm thick which is far from a subtle change. We might only be talking about mm, but you can see the difference. And the new iPad will be 37% lighter, making it easier to carry around.

The latest rumor has Apple introducing the new Apple iPad 5 and the Apple iPad mini 2 on October 15th.



source: sw-box.com via MacRumors, Pocketlint

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28 Comments

1. papss unregistered

I love my iPad 4 but this one looks pretty nice too.

3. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

confidently nicer...

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 papss. I will be getting that white n gold 64 gig mini 2, and a space grey full size 32 gig for the Mrs.

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

How about a 32GB Nexus 7 and an Asus Transformer with a 1600P screen + Tegra 4 and 32gb of storage for them. Would cost you half the amount and be considerably better.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, don't want those. They're great devices, but we want what we want. Plus the apple A7X 64 bit architecture, and m7 co is no slouch either. I'm an android fan, but my wife is not...she is all in with apple.

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

What you meant to say was "cheaper," right? The iPad 5 will have a better screen, a better processor, better build quality, and a better tablet app ecosystem than the Transformer. The iPad Mini will have a better screen, far better build quality, a roughly equal processor, and a better tablet app ecosystem. Cheaper isn't better, especially in this case.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great post Napalm, if I said that I woulda been accused of flaming. +1

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It's not really flaming to point out how, in most cases, the iPad 4 is still a performance beast, and that heart will be transplanted into a smaller footprint, and most likely, a die shrink, making the Mini 2 more than competitive.I'm guessing the A7x that will end up in the iPad 5 will be king of the hill, given how well the 5s performs.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed! I'm loving ios's new horse power. It's faster than my note 2 the vast majority of the time

18. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Have you seen how hidious those blown up apps look on a 10 inch plus display? You can keep them both. While they do offer a great spec sheet, there is no way I'm downgrading my tablet experience just so my phone and tablet os is the same. You are more than welcome to spend your money on either of those but my money is going on a 64gb Mini preferably in white and gold.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, it's the seamless user experience between the two that I'm after. +1

22. sudhiir.reddy

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

what is the use when there are no apps like in apps in apple store?

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I will buy the iPad 5, I still own quite a bit of games on the iOS.

2. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

is that you SIRI??? haha!

16. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Or GladOS ahah

4. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

so much for doubling down on secrecy.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who cares? Nowadays everything leaks, secrecy is more of an attempt than a guarantee. Just put out a good product, and apple does that.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Those puppies will be out next month, come to papa and mama.

23. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Yup. Grabbing a matching 32-64 gb iPad 5! The wife stole mine :/

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smart wife ;) +1

8. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Even ill say the new ipad looks alot better. and im sure dark jedi can tell you that means a lot coming from me

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Big time lol +1

10. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

while the note 10.1 2014 edition added many multi-tasking functionalities, ipad will add.........

19. deathbydesigner

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

I was actually looking to buy an iPad mini this time around but I am liking the new look of the iPad 5. I will have to decide when I have them both turned on in front of me.

21. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm m in the same boat. I went from iPad 3 to the Mini, and loved everything about it except the screen. However, a smaller, lighter A7X iPad 5might be just the ticket, especially if it comes in at or below 1 pound.

25. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Would be nice to compare this with a note 10.1 2014

26. qwerty0722 unregistered

Will iPad5 drived by A7x ?

28. carlosquiroz

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

I love the accuracy for length measuring

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