Next generation iPad, iPad mini casings caught on video

Way back in January iMore mocked up the iPad 5 for you, which essentially looked like the same 9.7-inch screen in a much, much svelter iPad mini-like body. We've seen various parts leak out since then, lending credence to what we'd heard, and here's another video showing off what's alleged to be just that again, alongside the next generation iPad mini, which they claim or assume will be Retina. Unbox Therapy on YouTube:

In this video we get a closer look at what might become the iPad Mini Retina edition. We also compare the dimensions of the new iPad Mini against the dimensions of the next gen "iPad 5" that was leaked in yesterday's video.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record - er... corrupted MP3? - last year Apple had to choose between lightness, battery life, and Retina and they could only have 2 of the 3. iPad 3 and iPad 4 got Retina and battery life, iPad mini got lightness and battery life. This year it looks like Apple has put the technology together to nail all three.

Should be an exciting October. My question remains this: If the iPad mini is Retina, and the iPad 4 is light, which one will you get?

Source: YouTube via 9to5Mac

iPad Air

iPad Air
Apple's full-sized iPad gets slimmed down. Features include:

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Released
November, 2013

Alternatives
Retina iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad mini (original)

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iPad Air 2 (iPad 6)
Fall, 2014

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Retina iPad mini

Retina iPad mini
The world's most popular tiny tablet goes Retina. Features include:

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Released
November 12, 2013

Alternatives
iPad mini (original), iPad Air, iPad 2

Replacements
iPad Mini 3
Fall, 2014

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

gmonkey88 says:

"My question remains this: If the iPad mini is Retina, and the iPad 4 is light, which one will you get?"

I think you meant to say "and the iPad 5 is light"

I would go with the iPad 5. You can't beat that big screen.

onix7cv says:

I just got an iPad4 w/Retina this past April, so I'm not getting either anytime soon, but I think I would stick with the full size iPad again. The mini is great, but I use my iPad as a my "laptop" for travel now, while my pc laptop is my desktop. Maybe, when I get a Macbook pro or air will I consider getting a mini.

bgwebbjr says:

The one thing missing from that video is the one thing I wanted... a thickness/dimension comparison of iPad 4 to iPad 5. The Mini and iPad 5 are close, and the Mini 2 and Mini Original are identical. Saw that ad nauseum. Wanted to see the new iPad case on top of the iPad 4.

karmski says:

Definitely the iPad 5 for the big screen.

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GlennRuss says:

I have bee waiting for the retina mini. I will get it.

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Ipheuria says:

I have owned full sized iPads 1, 2 and 3. If the iPad Mini goes Retina that will be my next iPad for sure if it doesn't then I will probably bypass iPad 5 and buy a 1st gen iPad Mini for cheaper once the new model is out. I want that iPad Mini size.