“A new case mould showing of the fifth-generation iPad’s new design has surfaced today, alongside a date on which Apple will announce the device,” Killian Bell reports for Cult of Mac. “As expected, the mould points to an all-new thinner form factor for the device, with narrow bezels down either side of the display, much like the iPad mini.”
“The source of the mould claims the iPad 5 will be announced on June 18, which could see its unveiling during WWDC,” Bell reports. “The mould surfaced in the Far East, and was picked up by Tactus.com…. Comparing an fifth-generation iPad case (green) with a fourth-generation iPad case (blue), the device is set to be significantly narrower — thanks to those thinner bezels — while keeping the same 9.7-inch display.”
Bell reports, “The speakers will also move to the bottom of the device either side of the Lightning connector, just like the iPad mini. According to Tactus, the new iPad won’t just be narrower, but also ‘a lot thinner’ and lighter. It will be ‘close to what the iPad mini is in terms of depth.'”
Read more, and see the photos of the cases, in the full article here.
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