The upcoming generation of the iPad together with its smaller sized version (iPad mini) will be presenting a slimmer design, at least based on a photo published by French Website Nowhereelse.fr. The alleged picture of the iPad 5 reveals the top cover and the bordering frame with a much finer design and style than that of the latest iPad. The slimness of the case indicates that Apple is crediting some layout ideas from the iPad Mini with the fifth release of iPad.
Past speculations have already indicated that the future 9.7-inch iPad would show a thinner frame. But this seems to be the very first photo proof to back up those gossips. Of course, we can assume that this image is legit.
Nowhereelse.fr has an excellent track report of discovering accurate information about upcoming Apple products. In cases like this, the website said it acquired the picture from its Chinese reliable sources. But with all the alleged details, this photograph should be considered.
A statement out recently from DigiTimes claimed the new product would go into manufacturing this summer season. A contending report posted on the previous month on the site iMore stated Apple might release its new iPad in an “April” time frame, but it appears to be highly impossible at this time. At this time, the rumored iPad 5 has been receiving reports that it will be manufactured within July or August. This past year, Apple launched the fourth version of iPad and then the iPad Mini too in October, and released them in early November.
The iPad 5 release date continues to be a mystery.