A new video has been released by TLD, comparing the iPad mini-like structure of the fifth-generation iPad to the fourth-generation iPad.

To make the comparison, TLD took apart a fourth-generation iPad to see how its components would fit inside the iPad 5 casing, revealing that the battery takes up more space in the new iPad. Previously, there had been a video released comparing the new iPad casing to that of the iPad mini.


While Apple will likely redesign many of the internal components of the iPad to fit within a new casing, it is worth seeing how much component shrinking will be required to make up for the lack of side bezel.

In early September, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported Apple would experience manufacturing challenges with the smaller form factor of the new iPad.

Apple is expected to unveil the new full-size iPad in addition to a new iPad mini, both of which are likely to launch with the new A7X chip, in October.

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Klae17 Avatar
139 months ago
I have seriously no idea why that video was necessary.

I have no reason why your comment was necessary.
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chriscrk Avatar
139 months ago
Hmm...

Doubling down on secrecy huh?

Wow didn't expect to find that comment on here!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0029937 Avatar
139 months ago
This will possibly sway people away from the idea of a Retina based mini, which I wanted before, but now I want this due to this new 'fat-free' iPad 5.

I disagree. I think the feel and weight in the hands of the Mini for a lot of people will still sway them to a Mini. Yes, the new 9.7" iPad will be lighter than previous gens but I doubt by that much. Personally when going between my iPad 2 which is lighter than the iPad 3/4 and presumably very close to the weight of the iPad 5, using the iPad Mini is a lot better feel because of the weight.

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How about: Don't shrink the internal components; instead, increase the display size to take advantage of the excessive bezel area.

Horrible idea. Would make it weird for developers.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Puonti Avatar
139 months ago
Horrible idea. Would make it weird for developers.

Slightly increasing display size doesn't make it weird for developers - slightly increasing screen resolution might.

Unless you've released a ruler app, of course, that needs to know what display size it's being used on.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Amazing Iceman Avatar
139 months ago
How about: Don't shrink the internal components; instead, increase the display size to take advantage of the excessive bezel area.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
northernmunky Avatar
139 months ago
I have seriously no idea why that video was necessary.
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