Detailed Video Showing iPad 5 Physical Changes

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Chinese parts supplier sw-box.com has posted a video and photos of the upcoming the slate-gray enclosure of the upcoming iPad 5.

iPad 5 parts have been floating around for a number of weeks with other videos also showing the new enclosure. This latest video does a good job detailing the physical differences between the iPad 4 and iPad 5.


As shown in the video, the iPad 5 will adopt a similar design to the currently shipping iPad mini. The new iPad is expected to debut in October.

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Top Rated Comments

KylePowers Avatar
104 months ago
This is going to be a really lame upgrade.


* Faster processor? Big deal, they do that every year anyway.
* Super thin side bezels? Major downgrade. I guarantee you there will be issues with accidentally using the touch screen while holding.
* Smaller form factor? Who cares, it's not smaller by enough to make it more portable, but it does mean that any previous iPad case won't fit.
* Longer battery life? Who cares, nobody should be using their tablet all day anyway.


When are they going to add some real specs, like 41MP camera like Nokia has, or NFC like Samsung has, or multitasking, or 128 GB, or some function for the fingerprint sensor (which may not even be included) besides the super rare function of security from intruders?

So far there is literally zero reason for any logical person to be interested in this product. It's actually WORSE than the iPad 4. This is what happens when you trade a visionary like Steve Jobs for a beancounter like Tim Cook.
* Why would you need a 41MP camera on an iPad
* Why would you need NFC on an iPad
* iOS 7's multitasking is perfectly fine
* The iPad already comes in 128GB
* The fingerprint sensor literally just came out a week ago, give it time

I prefer the iPad 5 over the 4 because:

* It will decrease in all dimensions
* It will weigh less
* The FaceTime camera will be improved
* The rear camera will be improved
* It will have a faster CPU
* It will have a faster GPU
* It has stereo speakers
* It has a rear mic
* It will probably have that M7 chip
* It may have more RAM
* It may have TouchID
* It may have 802.11ac
* It looks better, in my opinion
Score: 94 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mascots Avatar
104 months ago
This is going to be a really lame upgrade.


* Faster processor? Big deal, they do that every year anyway.
* Super thin side bezels? Major downgrade. I guarantee you there will be issues with accidentally using the touch screen while holding.
* Smaller form factor? Who cares, it's not smaller by enough to make it more portable, but it does mean that any previous iPad case won't fit.
* Longer battery life? Who cares, nobody should be using their tablet all day anyway.


When are they going to add some real specs, like 41MP camera like Nokia has, or NFC like Samsung has, or multitasking, or 128 GB, or some function for the fingerprint sensor (which may not even be included) besides the super rare function of security from intruders?

So far there is literally zero reason for any logical person to be interested in this product. It's actually WORSE than the iPad 4. This is what happens when you trade a visionary like Steve Jobs for a beancounter like Tim Cook.

lol.
I guess they should give up and at this years announcement just say they're not making them anymore. At all.
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
104 months ago
Apple is too slow. New iPad models are urgently needed.

Yes, you know more about the supply and demand of a product sold by the most valued company better then they do. :rolleyes:
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoshGlzBrk Avatar
104 months ago
If the iPad Mini has a retina display I'll pre-order the damn thing.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eroslws Avatar
104 months ago
I'll consider upgrading my iPad 2 when the new iPad has multi-user support. I see TouchID working brilliantly for that. Until then, I can't believe how great and future-proof the iPad 2 was!
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peterdevries Avatar
104 months ago
When are they going to add some real specs, like 41MP camera like Nokia has
What is the point? Only a very small percentage uses the iPad to actually make photos. The quality of the current camera is good enough for even that if they use the same one as in the current iPhone.


or NFC like Samsung has, or multitasking, or 128 GB
What would you use NFC in an iPad for, and can you tell us/me where I could actually use it? NFC is not really taking off and is likely going to be made obsolete by functionality such as iBeacon, which are much more flexible, consumer centric and cheaper to implement by retailers etc.

or some function for the fingerprint sensor (which may not even be included) besides the super rare function of security from intruders?
This tech in Apple products is literally less old than a month. Give it some time and it will be used for more purposes.


So far there is literally zero reason for any logical person to be interested in this product. It's actually WORSE than the iPad 4.
How is it worse? Not attacking you here but what is actually worse in each of these upgrades? Remember that the iPad 4 only added a spec bump and lightning


This is what happens when you trade a visionary like Steve Jobs for a beancounter like Tim Cook.
What would your vision be?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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