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

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.