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Rear Shell of Silver iPad 5 Appears in New Photos

French site Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] has posted new alleged photos of the back casing of the next-generation iPad. The images appear to show a silver casing, and are also consistent with a previous report that the next-generation full-sized iPad would use the same touch panel technology like that of the current generation iPad mini to achieve a smaller size. The images also show a rear shell for an iPad mini, although it is unclear whether the part is intended to be for the current iPad mini or a second-generation model.

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Throughout the past few months, a number of reports have surfaced claiming to be leaks from both upcoming products. The rear shell of the fifth-generation iPad leaked as far back as late January, and a silver part very similar to the one shown in today's photos appeared earlier this month.

Other sightings have included a brief video that claimed to show the next-generation iPad’s front panel and digitizer paired with a rear shell, as well as alleged photos of the black next-generation iPad’s front panel and digitizer assembly.

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Meanwhile, a report last month stated that the next-generation iPad mini will likely include a Retina display, and will potentially be available with back covers in a number of colors. Photos of the next-generation iPad mini’s silver rear shell also appeared last month and showed off a new embedded black logo, which is a distinct change from styling of the current-generation iPad mini with a mirrored logo applied to the rear of the device.

Apple will reportedly release the thinner full-sized iPad and the next-generation iPad mini in the final three months of the year, with the devices apparently set to debut at a separate media event from the one for the next-generation iPhone scheduled for September 10.

Related roundups: iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

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16 months ago
They are only alleged to be photos. They might be kanagroos.
Rating: 9 Votes
16 months ago
Reminds me of the 2007 macbook pro.

Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
Who cares,

Give me a GOLD iPad and phone for my gold finger!
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago
Damn I wish it could have the same back as the iPad 2/3/4. I much prefer that.

Something about the mini's back that I don't like.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

Reminds me of the 2007 macbook pro.

Image (http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/macbook_pro_sideview_closed.jpg)


Ohh yes. I had this machine and I loved it.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

They are only alleged to be photos. They might be kanagroos.


No, they're not kangaroos. Allegedly.

I wish Apple would innovate a bit (in the iPad world, that is). A new iPad with the same manufacturing procedure as the iPad mini is HARDLY a surprise, and - let's face it - a bit of a disappointment, because it means no real stereo sound separation. *cries*
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
Looks like the same speaker grill as the mini? Hopefully a speaker upgrade?
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
Cash ready. Tell me release date.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago

With their chunky edges these iPads look like they should be the model 'before' the iPad 2.

I know this design allows for bigger batteries and is actually thinner, but it does look like a downgrade aesthetically.

Your by yourself on this one.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

With their chunky edges these iPads look like they should be the model 'before' the iPad 2.

I know this design allows for bigger batteries and is actually thinner, but it does look like a downgrade aesthetically.


I think you need to see it in person to appreciate it. If this rumor is true the full sized iPad case will be significantly smaller. I know I didn't appreciate how small the iPad Mini was until I saw one in an Apple store. Photos and mockups often don't do these gadgets justice.
Rating: 2 Votes

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