Alleged case video depicts reduced iPad 5 width and height

By , May 30, 2013

iPad 5 case video

A rather credible Vietnamese publication has posted a video Thursday which purportedly depicts a case thought to have been designed for Apple’s next-generation full-size iPad, the iPad 5. Now, rumor mills expect the next iPad to adopt the iPad mini’s narrow side bezels and thinner appearance.

Although iDB couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the video at press time, it does indicate that narrower side bezels on the iPad 5 could result in a device that’s both narrower and has slightly reduced height compared to the current-generation iPad 4…

The video has been posted by Vietnamese publication Tinhte.vn.

As you can see, the assumed size difference between the current and next iPad becomes apparent when the guy holds an iPad 4 over the alleged iPad 5 case.

Given how the iPad 5 is expected to rock the same 9.7-inch screen, the smaller dimensions mostly stem from iPad mini-style skinnier side bezels and a tweaked iOS multitouch algorithm designed to dismiss false positive finger inputs occurring from holding the device in one’s hand.

Note that Tinhte.vn has solid connections in Apple’s test and production network and as such has proven itself reliable.

For instance, the web site leaked the fourth-generation iPod touch and back in March 2012 posted benchmarks indicating the iPad 3 would come equipped with a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, which proved true.

They were also the first with the iPad 3 unboxing video and the redesigned EarPods clip.

And just last month, Tinhte.vn reported the iPhone 5S will sport a 12-megapixel back camera with improved night shooting mode.

  • Share:
  • Follow:
  • Willie

    really hope for the thinner bezel of the new ipad

  • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

    Thinner bezel it’s the only thing that makes sense. And I hope that for the iPhone too, specially in height

  • Muhammad

    And I’m stil here on my iPad 2

    • Gorgonphone

      ewwww no retina..lolo

    • Prasoon Singh

      I won an iPad 2 so I’m not complaining about it.

  • Cosmi3

    i sold my iPad 2 waiting for an iPad mini 2 :(

    • Gorgonphone

      smart move

  • Matt Taylor

    Video is private! :/

  • Gorgonphone

    i see no reason at all to get the pad5…. :(

    • Tanner Wilhelm

      yes but have you heard anything other than its gonna be a little bit smaller. what if it has two times the screen resolution, power, etc.

  • David Villamizar

    The video has been taken down, guess it was the real deal!

  • smtp25

    why is this a surprise? if its going to have ipad mini thin bezel then unless the screen is wider the overall dimensions have to change. Also in the news water is wet