New iPad 5 case matches up with rumored mini design

By , Feb 23, 2013

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MiniSuit, an accessory manufacturer, has sent out photos tonight of a new case for the upcoming fifth-gen iPad. It says it created the case based on specifications received from, what it believes to be, a reliable source.

Looking at the cover, it certainly seems to match up with what our expectations are thus far for Apple’s next tablet. The company is reportedly redesigning the slate this year, with traits pulled from the iPad mini…

As noted by MacRumors, case manufacturers often obtain case specs ahead of product releases to get a jump on manufacturing. Sometimes it pays off, as we’ve seen evidenced several times, and some times it doesn’t.

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At any rate, MiniSuit seems to think they have a winner here. And as aforementioned, it lines up nicely with previous leaks and reports. Back in January, we saw photos of an alleged iPad 5 shell that looks like it would fit perfectly in the above case—right down to the mic opening on the back.

In fact, most of the intel we’ve heard regarding the next-generation tablet so far seems to jibe. It’s believed that Apple has slimmed it down significantly, and given it thinner, iPad-mini like bezels and chamfered edges.

The one thing, however, that the rumor mill cannot agree on is a release date. Though most of the reports point to an October/fall launch, we’ve heard dates as early as March. And get this, MiniSuit is saying it’s June.

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  • Boss

    I hope iPad 5 comes out next month & Apple sends out event invites this week I feel sorry for all the people who have just purchased the iPad 4 128GB

    • tggt00

      like me..

    • Ahmadjoon

      this can not be done because if it is going to happen we must heard a lot of news iPad 5 producing line that must wark now
      sorry for bad English!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      Lol I just got iPad 4 cause its fast as hell and has a jailbreak now … iPad 5 will not have a jb for a while…. Lol

  • Pmcaa TM

    I don’t have iPad, I do have iPhone 5 but now I’m planing to buy iPad mini.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      Wait for the retina mini

  • Pmcaa TM

    I have no idea what version mini iPad is tuning now 6.1.2 or 6.0

    • http://twitter.com/andyxyoona Andy

      My family just got one yesterday. It differs sometimes, but we got iOS6.1 on ours.

      • Pmcaa TM

        Thanks for letting me know.