Partially Assembled iPad 5 Leaked In Purported Video
This fall, we’re expecting to see many new and exciting products out of Cupertino. As well as the possibility of Intel’s Haswell processor hitting the MacBook Pro and iMac, we’re also likely to see a next-gen iPhone, perhaps a cheaper iPhone, and according to a recent WSJ article, a Retina iPad mini. Of the main releases, that only leaves the fifth-gen iPad, and a leaked video that has just hit the Web allegedly offers an idea as to what the forthcoming Apple tablet will look like when it hits the stores.
When the iPad mini was released towards the end of last year, it was lauded as a design marvel, and left the accompanying iPad 4 looking decidedly bloated and heavy. Since that point, the rumor mill has suggested that the iPad 5 would take a similar form factor to its smaller cousin, and this video, which shows an outer shell of an large iPad with iPad mini-like design, could well be offering us our first look at the fifth-gen slate from the Cupertino fruit giant.
As well as appearing considerably thinner than the current iPad, it also has those thinner bezels along the longer edge of the front, which make for a more impressive overall aesthetic while also allowing the device to become narrower.
The rear shell looks to be of aluminum composition, which would make sense given that Apple has chosen this finish for every iPad released hitherto. Intriguingly, though, the Apple logo looks to have been cut out á la Apple’s MacBook range, suggesting that the device could feature the famed glowing bitten apple brand mark as opposed to the black, opaque offering on the current range.
Seeing as the clip is only 30 seconds long and none of the internals appear to be present, it’s hard to paint much of a picture of the next-gen iPad. However, if it does transpire that this design is the real deal, it would seem those murmurs of an iPad mini-esque design were actually right on the money.
If this were to be the final design of the full-size iPad, would you consider making the purchase? Do share your thoughts and comments via the usual mediums below.