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Now that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c releases are out of the way, attention is beginning to turn to what we all expect to happen within a few weeks; new iPad announcements. Now that the iPad 4 and iPad mini are nudging their 1 year birthdays, it doesn’t take a genius to come to the conclusion that Apple is more than likely gearing up to release newly revised versions of its two tablet devices.

As with the both iPhone releases, it looks like the iPads will have most of their details leaked before the invite emails even go out for the unveiling event, and those pesky Chinese websites are once again at the forefront of the leaks. The latest leak comes courtesy of the folks at sw-box.com, a Chinese parts supplier that is apparently far from shy when it comes to showing off its wares to the planet at large. In a new five minute video posted to YouTube, the site shows what it claims to be the new iPad 5′s rear shell whilst taking a tape measure to it in order to illustrate the change in dimensions of the world’s most popular tablet.

If the video is to be believed, then the iPad 5 will actually look similar to the currently shipping iPad mini in many regards, although it will obviously be considerably larger. Not quite as large as the iPad 4 though, as that trust tape measure shows that both the height and width of the iPad 5 are considerably reduced when compared to the currently shipping model. If the iPad 4 was just a smidge too large for you, then you might prefer what Apple will surely be announcing sometime in October.

New device leaks are becoming almost commonplace for Apple releases these days, and we knew pretty much all there was to know about the two new iPhones before they were shown off by Apple themselves. With this new video it is becoming increasingly likely that the same will happen with the company’s tablet lineup which is no doubt something that will irritate those inside Cupertino.

If they sell like hotcakes though, we suspect that will help to lessen the blow of any leaks that happen!

(via: MacRumors)

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