Purported iPad mini-like iPad 5 casings leak

Purported iPad mini-like iPad 5 casings leak

Again, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the next-generation iPad 5 may be adopting the design cues of the iPad mini. With that in mind, 9to5Mac has scored some pictures of what just might be the back casing for the black Wi-Fi + 3G model.

Today, we received an unverified image from a purported China-based iPad accessories maker, an industry that seems to frequently tip off Apple’s future product designs, of the back plate for the next iPad.

I've already gone over the background for why this design makes sense, but also what technological hurdles still need to be overcome to make it a reality.

One of the pictures is up top. Check out the rest via the link below.

Source: 9to5Mac

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Purported iPad mini-like iPad 5 casings leak


I LOVE the case-design of the mini so this is a welcome design change to the full size iPad, if true.

I expected the case to match the mini but what I didn't expect is the format change. Looks like they will be shaving the bezel off the sides to match the mini as well. Hard to tell from the back but it looks much more narrow.