If the rumors pan out, the fifth-generation iPad should have an all-new design that borrows heavily from the iPad mini, down to the skinnier side bezels, a thin-film touchscreen tech and a much thinner profile. Based on a purportedly leaked iPad 5 backplate, MacRumors has commissioned graphics artists over at CiccareseDesign to create a nice batch of renders depicting how the device should stack up against the iPad 4, iPad mini and the iPhone 5 in terms of the size and industrial design…
According to MacRumors, the designers worked on the renders based on the leaked iPad shell, which was shown alongside an iPad mini enclosure.
“We believe the relative sizes shown in the following images offer an accurate view of how the upcoming iPad 5 will compare in size”, the blog wrote.
The image top of post represents an iPad 5 next to a mini.
And here it is on top of an iPad 4.
Notice the slightly narrower appearance and the much skinnier side bezels. If the Japanese blog Macotakara is right, the iPad 5 should be 4 mm shorter, 17 mm narrower and 2mm thinner compared to the iPad 4.
Another one: iPad 5 vs iPad mini vs iPhone 5.
Below is the current-generation iPad 4 next to a rumored iPad 5 and an iPad mini. Clearly the upcoming iPad is poised for some design changes in order to fit the look of the iPad mini.
Most rumors point to the fifth-generation iPad adopting the iPad mini’s anodized aluminum shell with its chamfered edges.
The renders look just about right, don’t you think?