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Alleged iPad 5 Front Bezel Photos Show Narrower iPad Mini-Like Sides

French site Noweherelse.fr has discovered [Google translation] a pair of photos of what is said to be the front bezel of the fifth-generation iPad. In line with rumors and earlier leaks of cases and a rear shell, the new photos reveal a design inspired by the iPad mini, with narrower side bezels rather than the uniform size seen on the current iPad.

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Sources appear to be split on when the fifth-generation iPad will make its debut, with some having suggested that Apple could hold an event as early as this month if the device is ready, while others have claimed that Apple is shooting for an October release. Just yesterday, Digitimes claimed that Apple is planning to ramp up production for the new iPad in the July/August timeframe.

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Back in February, we commissioned CiccareseDesign to create renderings of the fifth-generation iPad based on circulating rumors and leaks, and today's front bezel photos are indeed consistent with those renderings.

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22 months ago
And how do I know that this is actually not an iPad mini in the hands of a dwarf??
Rating: 41 Votes
22 months ago
At last a high-res photo on a rumor site!!:D
Rating: 25 Votes
22 months ago
Thumb resize.

Very disappointed in iOS 7. It looks a bit too 'handy' to me....... ;)
Rating: 19 Votes
22 months ago
I adjusted the image so that the size of the home button and corner radiuses match those of an iPad / iPad mini.

The screen does turn out the be exactly 9.7" after.

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/102/comparison2u.jpg)
Rating: 19 Votes
22 months ago

And how do I know that this is actually not an iPad mini in the hands of a dwarf??


And how do I know you're not a dog?

Rating: 14 Votes
22 months ago

Yawn.


You must yawn a lot if you do that every time you see some glass.
Rating: 9 Votes
22 months ago

Hrm.. what happens when you want to hold it in portrait mode without smudging fingers on the screen and/or preventing intended gestures? The narrower rims work on the iPad mini because you hold the back of it with one hand, but that doesn't work with the full-sized iPad unless you have very big paws..


iOS is able to detect unintended touches http://www.imore.com/ipad-mini-has-advanced-software-detect-unintended-touches-around-screens-bezel
Rating: 8 Votes
22 months ago

And how do I know that this is actually not an iPad mini in the hands of a dwarf??


By looking at the size of the home button.
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago
Seems like this will create too many part numbers: white or black, cell or wifi only, with or without human hand.
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago
Will Tim Cook comment this another leak, if this one is true...
let's say as usual
:D

Rating: 4 Votes

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