Alleged iPad 5 schematics picture iPad mini-like design

By , Jul 1, 2013

iPad 5 schematics (NowhereElse 001)

A French blog which earned a reputation of posting images of geniunie-looking Apple product parts is back at it again, posting this morning a set of purported design schematics claimed to be for Apple’s fifth-generation iPad.

Matching up a number of past reports, these alleged photographs suggest the iPad 5 indeed has adopted a form factor very similar to the current iPad mini model…

According to the French blog NowhereElse.fr which posted these images, Apple has relocated the iPad’s speaker from the back to the bottom, like on the iPad mini. The design schematics also picture rounded off back corners, a thinner body and a reduced width stemming from the skinnier side bezels – again, all iPad mini design feats.

iPad 5 schematics (NowhereElse 003)

Here’s a comparison of the iPad 5 design versus prior iPads. As you can see, the device should be thinner than the current-generation iPad 4, virtually matching the iPad mini’s thinness.

If DigiTimes is to be trusted, a 33 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner iPad 5 is headed for a September release. In a follow-up report, the Asia trade publication claims volume production of the iPad 5 will begin in July-August, with initial shipments pegged at five million units.

iPad 5 schematics (NowhereElse 002)

It should be noted that NowhereElse has had its fair share of misses as well, the latest example being a purported iPad 5 front panel which was soon debunked as an iPad mini digitizer.

On the other hand, detailed schematics are not as easy to doctor as photographs of supposed next-gen product parts and this particular schematics look pretty legit to me.

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  • Gerry

    :)

  • nyangejr

    still will overheat

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      Let’s hope not…

  • batongxue

    Actually it needs to be lighter

  • Khalid Salim

    Impressed that these schematics actually show the ipad 5 to be thinner than the ipad mini..

    • Sentry

      It’s not. iPad Mini is 7.2mm, iPad 5 will be 7.9mm.

      Pretty damn close, though.

      • Khalid Salim

        Okay

  • Evan_Beezy

    IGZO display?

  • Gell Flores

    i just bought an iPad 4th gen. hope they wont release the new ipad this year tho.

    • Sachin

      You should have waited till this fall. :P

  • Sachin

    My expectations with iOS 7 is not that great. Just average. Let’s hope any major hardware changes rather than 33% faster and light.

  • Spycer

    :(

  • Gorgonphone

    eh…. what else will it do that makes it a great upgrade from the perfect ipad4?????

    • Kurt

      Stereo speakers
      move the rear camera
      better front facing camera
      and lots of software features to mimic the galaxy note line :)

  • Kurt

    Still mono speaker? What is this 1980?

    i love how thin it is. i can’t wait to get it

  • Mr.Ocean

    Interesting… Looks like it doesnt have the chamfered edge the Mini and iPhone 5 are spotting.