Apple surprisingly did not unveil the iPad 5 at WWDC this past month, leaving speculation they would announce the larger tablet at their event in October, alongside the iPad Mini.
New schematics show the iPad 5 is going to be thinner and will take the same design queues as the iPad Mini. We are unsure of the exact shrink in size, although one report said it would be 20 – 30% thinner. The iPad 5 without the screen 7.9mm but we are unsure what it will be with the glass screen placed, even if Apple has found a supplier with thinner glass design.
We are unsure what Apple is hoping to achieve with the iPad 5 now, with the iPad Mini cannibalising sales of the larger model. Apple may bring a functional keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard for a hybrid feel or may add new architecture similar to Mac and make it a PC/tablet to compete with the Surface Pro.