“I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of case maker Tactus until last week, but in the space of just a few days it has published an unveiling date and specifications for the fifth-generation iPad, the plastic casing for Apple’s rumored low-cost iPhone, and now the fifth-generation iPad’s new aluminum shell,” Killian Bell reports for Cult of Mac.
“Although there’s no way of confirming this shell is genuine — it could have been manufactured by a third-party company building fakes — it looks pretty convincing to us,” bell reports. “As expected, it looks just like a bigger version of the iPad mini’s rear shell.”
Bell reports, “The shell is narrower than previous 9.7-inch iPads, but it won’t hold a smaller display. Instead, the new iPad will likely have thinner bezels down either side of its screen, just like the iPad mini, which will allow its body to become more compact. It’ll also be significantly thinner than previous models, thanks to an IGZO display, Tactus claims.”
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